6 Best Workouts for Reducing Body Fat
Lots of our partners join our gym in hopes of feeling more confident in their body by learning some belly fat exercises. To lose body fat, certain workouts play key roles— and we’re here to teach them to you. Read on for our favorite fat burning exercises and tips. These body fat exercises will have your confidence pumping!
At Jack City Fitness, athletes come to us with all sorts of goals. Some are looking to train for an endurance event while others are looking to build muscle or want to improve their balance. Many people, however, visit our gym for exercises to lose body fat. A fair amount of those people are looking specifically for exercises to burn belly fat. Whichever you’re hoping to find, look no further. We’ve got answers for you!
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The reasoning behind weight and fat loss goals can be very personal, and we aren’t here to assume what yours may be. However, if shedding some weight or toning a particular area is your goal, we are here to support you and help you find the right tools to do so. You deserve to feel your most confident— and that means feeling good in your own body. Trust us that we know you can get there, even if it doesn’t feel that way currently! When you take pride in the work you put into your fitness routine and are patient with results, you’ll be making daily steps towards your bigger goal.
Our Favorite Exercises to Lose Belly Fat
If you’re looking to tone up, there are plenty of exercises to help you target extra fat. Here are a few of our favorites
Any gym goer will tell you with enthusiasm that burpees are the champions of fat-burning exercises, and we’d agree. They’re such a basic routine to learn, yet they will work your entire body and allow you to shed fat like you wouldn’t believe. There are quite a few variations of this form of exercise, but today we’re going to focus on properly performing a traditional four-point burpee.
Begin in a standing pose. Immediately drop down into a squat position, with your hands in front of your feet on your mat. When you’re ready, kick your feet out and behind you. Your arms will remain extended, thus putting you into a raised plank pose. Jump your feet forward so that they land back near your hands, and then jump up into the air. While you jump, extend your arms upwards. Land and repeat. Try to do at least 10— but some athletes do 30 a day.
- Jumping Rope
Jumping rope may bring back memories of chanting about Cinderella dressed in yellow at recess, but it’s also a completely legitimate form of exercise for adults. In fact, it’s a pretty intense way to work out. Whip out a jump rope— you’ll need a longer one than the sparkly plastic one from your elementary school days— and you’ll see why it’s such a great routine for fat burning: skipping rope is a full-body workout. It’s one of the most effective exercises to lose body fat.
A few tips to get started? Use your wrists to spin the rope, not your arms. Also, don’t over jump— you’ll exhaust yourself too quickly. The best way to skip rope is to take small jumps that allow you to make it over the rope but won’t take too much energy. It helps to practice your landings— the sofer, the better.
Can you jump for ten minutes?
- Russian Twists
We’re big fans of Russian twists for their core strengthening abilities, as well as their simplicity. This exercise is performed sitting on a mat. Your heels should touch the ground, while your hands rest at your chest. To perform this exercise, engage your core before twisting your body from side to side. It’s very basic, but you’ll feel it the next day…trust us.
PS: Russian twists make for a great addition to your High Intensity Interval Training routine!
- Pop Squats
Looking to learn how to lose body fat? Try a pop squat— they are some of our favorite ways to work out. They are exciting to perform and work your body in ways that give true results. Like Russian twists, pop squats are a great addition to your HIIT rotation.
To perform a pop squat, begin by standing with your feet planted together and your hands at your chest. When you’re ready, leap into a wide stance before bringing yourself down into a squat, keeping your glutes engaged the whole time. When you land, you want your thighs to run parallel to the mat. Then, smack the mat with your right hand.
Jump back up to your starting position, where you’re standing with your feet together. Hop twice, right in place. Then, repeat the jump and drop that you performed earlier, this time smacking the mat with your left hand upon completion.
Aim for 10-15 reps.
- Walking Lunge
Aside from its body-toning benefits, the walking lunge will also help strengthen your muscles.
When you’re ready to perform the walking lunge, begin by standing upright, with your hands to your side and your feet shoulder width apart. Shift your weight to your left heel and step forward with that leg. Lower and bend your right knee so that it runs parallel to the mat. You will now be in a classic lunge pose. Hold the pose for a moment. Then, do the same thing with your left leg— bring it forward. Now, repeat your original movements with your right leg. You will be mimicking the act of ‘walking’ forwards with your lunges.
Continue this for about ten reps on each leg to complete a set.
- Jumping Jacks
Like skipping rope, jumping jacks are a childhood favorite that has significant fat-burning potential for adults. Though you’ve likely performed them hundreds of times before, it’s probably about time that you have a refresher.
For a perfect jumping jack, or star jump, as some athletes prefer to call it, begin by standing up completely straight and keep your arms to your sides. When you’re ready to go, jump up into a wide stance. At the same time, bring your arms over your head: you can clap them together if you’d like. Jump back into your starting pose, bringing your feet back together and your arms back down to your sides.
Repeat for at least thirty seconds.
Whether your fitness goals are to learn exercises to burn belly fat, gain muscle, pick up new skills, or meet like-minded athletes, Jack City Fitness is the place for you. Here, we don’t believe in old-fashioned gym memberships and contracts. Instead, each of our athletes is a partner here: and partners get all sorts of excellent benefits.
For starters, once you’ve officially joined the Jack City Fitness family, our gorgeous Boise facility is open to you whenever you want it, whether that’s a Sunday afternoon or midnight on a Tuesday. We’re open 24/7 to our partners. This means you can get your workout in when it works for you and fits into your life. We also offer a wide variety of classes for you to consider, as well as a fleet of passionate fitness and nutrition coaches who are ready to support you and help you meet your goals, whichever they may be.
Ready to get started? Get in touch with our team today! We’ll answer any questions you may have about what we have to offer here at Jack City— just call (208) 999-1111 for more information. We can’t wait to help you reach your goals!