12 Best Exercises to Burn Belly Fat


This exercise works your core, as well as your chest, shoulders, lats, triceps and quads.

Mountain Climbers

Drive your right knee toward your chest and then bring it back to plank.

Turkish Get-Up

While it is slightly complicated, she says that the total-body conditioning move is seriously effective.

Medicine Ball Burpees

Standing with your feet shoulder-distance apart, hold a medicine ball with both hands.


Standing with your feet shoulder-distance apart, squat down and place your hands on the ground. 

Side-to-Side Medicine Ball Slams

Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart with the medicine ball on one side.

Overhead Medicine Ball Slams

Standing tall with your feet hip-width apart, hold a medicine ball with both hands. 

Russian Twists

The Russian twist is a core exercise that improves oblique strength and definition, explains DiVecchio. 

BOSU Ball Planks

You know that your cardio sessions are crucial when it comes to burning the layer of fat sitting on top of your abdominal muscles. 

Running on an Incline

Running at an incline rather than on a flat surface has been shown to increase total calorie burn by as much as 50 percent.

Rowing Machine

Just because you may not have access to open water, it doesn’t mean you can’t weave this fat-blasting cardio workout into your gym routine.


After a 10-minute warm-up, spend 30 seconds doing as many reps as possible of squats, push-ups, kettlebell swings, or single-arm rows.

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