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The Top 5 Fat Burning Exercises

Apr 17, 2008
The top 5 fat burning exercises burn so many calories and melt away fat because they increase oxygen demands and get your heart rate way up by working several muscles at once. They should be done at a vigorous pace and with little to no rest in between exercises.

Remember to always consult your doctor before starting an exercise program.

1. Squat Presses: Target = Butt, Thighs, Shoulders, Triceps and Cardio
Hold dumbbells level with ears in the press position. Squat down until thighs are parallel to the floor. Stand back up and then press dumbbells over your head. Lower them back down and repeat 20 to 30 times for three to five sets.

2. Walking Lung Lateral Raise Curls: Target = Butt, Thighs, Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps and Cardio
With dumbbells at your sides, Lunge forward with your left leg then bring your right foot forward up to your left foot. Next Raise the dumbbells laterally out to your sides until they are level with your ears, and then lower them back to your sides. Next curl the dumbbells up and down with your palms up. Repeat, alternating legs, until 20 to 30 lateral raise curls are performed. Do three to five sets.

3. Up Down Push ups: Target = Butt, Thighs, Shoulders, Triceps Chest, Core and Cardio
Do one push up. Quickly jump feet forward to a squatting position. Jump high into the air, raising your hands above your head. Land with feet shoulder width apart, on the balls of your feet and drop back into a squat. Jump feet back to a push up position. Repeat 20 to 30 times in a fluid motion. Do three to five sets.

4. Cable Squat Twist: Target = Butt, Thighs, Shoulders, Core and cardio
Use a cable attachment with a handle and adjust it so it's at eye level. Stand with feet shoulder width apart and grab the handle with both hands. While keeping arms straight and the weight on your heels, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. As you begin to stand up, twist to as far as you can to the right keeping your arms straight, hands at eye level. Bring the handle back to the middle then repeat 20 to 30 times to the right then do the same to the left. Do three to five sets.

5. Walking Lunge Push Ups: Target = Butt, Thighs, Shoulders, Triceps, Chest, Core and Cardio
Do alternating walking lunges for about 20 to 30 steps each leg, then immediately drop down and do as many push ups as you can. After your push ups, stand up, turn around and do alternating walking lunges back to the starting place. Repeat this until you complete three to six sets of push ups. Your goal should be to do about 25 push ups each set even if you have to do them from your knees.
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Steve Hochman is the founder of Next Level Fitness, Irvine. We specialize in using our exclusive 3-in-1 Personal Training system to melt fat fast and build healthy toned bodies.
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