The Best Exercises to Burn Belly Fat

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Burpees

Dropping into a plank position before shooting your feet to meet your hands and leaping high is not for the fainthearted.

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Mountain climbers

Like burpees, these also work a wide range of muscles and intensely work out core muscles. Achieve a strong core and overall fitness with these effective workouts.

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Turkish get-up

This one requires some weight–a kettlebell will be the safest for your wrists. It's a 200-year-old total-body exercise and works as a charm for moving stubborn adipose.

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Side-to-side ball slams

This is where those oblique core muscles come from. All that twisting action gets your heart rate up and fat burning while also toning the muscles underneath.

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Overhead ball slams

To get the most out of this exercise in terms of burning fat, approach it as an endurance exercise: doing high reps in sets of a few minutes (or whatever you can handle).

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Russian twists

You will typically hold a sit-up position while moving from side to side with a medicine ball or a weight. The Russian twist is a core exercise that improves oblique strength and definition.

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BOSU ball plank

The BOSU ball just about makes every exercise it's introduced to that little bit harder, as it requires balance. For this balance, we have to work a whole bunch of tiny muscles we normally wouldn't.

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Running on incline

Running at an incline rather than on a flat surface has been shown to increase total calorie burn by as much as 50%, says Jill Penfold, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer.

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Rowing

Rowing works your glutes, hamstrings, back, shoulders, arms, core, and pretty much every other large muscle group.

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High-intensity interval training

High intensity means that your body continues to burn calories long after you've stopped training, making it more efficient for fat burning.

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Weight lifting

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