Everyone wants to learn the secret to burning fat fast, but what is the best way to do it. What are the best exercises to sculpt and tone? The secret may lie in doing compound movements, which are exercises that work for multiple muscle groups at the same time such as a squat which works the quad, legs, hamstrings, and calves. Or it could be a compound exercise the combines two exercises into one move to target even more muscles such as a lunge and a bicep curl.
The reason this type of movement is so beneficial is that it allows you to get a full-body workout in less time while also keeping your heart rate up which can help you burn more calories. Compound movements may also help you build strength faster as well as muscle, which in turn will help you burn more fat at rest by ramping up your metabolism. So what are some of the best exercises? Some exercises will burn fat more than others. If you can add weight to the exercise, even better. We asked Ben Lucas, the director of Flow Athletic for his top tips. Keep reading for more!
The Best Exercises to Do to Get Rid of Body Fat Fast
For a no-weight option, burpees are great as not only are you working your entire body, but because you are going from a plank position to standing with your arms up overhead you are really hiking up your heart rate. The outcome? A major fat burn.
For a weighted option, I love a squat press. It works for all the major muscle groups and by adding the overhead press you are also hiking your heart rate up even higher. For the weight, I would recommend 2 dumbbells. Squat down with them at your chest and then push them up overhead as you come up to standing.