The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

If you’re asking around your gym about the best way to work out to burn fat, someone will inevitably point you to an open corner and tell you to do one single move until you drop (and can’t jump back up again):

The full-body exercise might just be the king of fat-busting workouts, and there are tons of variations that can keep you stuck in a continuous, ground-pounding loop.

That doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily the best exercise for everyone, though. Bur-pees consist of multiple movements (hip-hinge, plank, push up, squat, and jump) that can take some time to master properly. If you have issues with any of the individual parts or in stringing them all together, you’re not going to get the fat torching benefits you’re looking to find.

You’re not out of luck if you can’t master the move, or if you just can’t stand the up-and-down monotony that comes with sets upon sets of bur-pees. Here are 16 tried and true workout moves that are proven fat burners.

Okay, I admit this move is kind of bur pee-adjacent, but I’m going to include it anyway to start things off. It’s just that good.

Man makers take the same basic up-and-down form of the bur pee, then adds a barbell press at the top of the movement. Check out this helpful ex plainer to nail the form.

Once you can toss up the bar with no problems, add the man maker to your workout with four sets of 10 reps, with a minute in between each.

2. Jumping Rope

If you think jump ropes are just for kids on the playground or boxers perfecting their rhythm, you don’t know skip. The most basic piece of equipment in the gym gives you a full body workout with a ton of fat burning potential.

Start off by perfecting your speed skipping form for short periods, two minutes at most. Keep your arms relatively still at your sides and rotate your wrists to spin the rope, and jump off the ground only high enough so that you clear the rope. Land as softly as possible on the balls of your feet, ready to spring up again on the next rotation.

Once you master the basics, there’s a whole world of jump rope moves and workouts open to you. Try out some high intensity interval routines with the rope and jump into even more fat torching benefits .

3. Med Ball Slams

Med ball slams are the perfect exercise for your crappiest days.

You’re not just burning fat here—burn away stress, anger, boredom, or whatever else is bothering you as you smash the ball into the ground as hard as humanly possible.

Use your entire body for the move, raising the ball above your head and rising up on your toes, then using your core, hips, and arms to slam it back down. Catch the ball as it bounces back to your chest and repeat.

Just make sure to keep your body under control, since there’s no need to make your day worse with bad form.

4. Goblet Squat

This is arguably the best way to squat, period.

Front-loading the weight allows you to keep your trunk more upright. This takes stress off your spine and works your thighs more.

The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

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