My favorite fat loss workouts include plenty of bodyweight exercises, either on their own or coupled with some kettlebell or dumbbell exercises.
Bodyweight exercises are those that involve you moving your own body weight throughout the movement.
The best part about bodyweight exercises is that they can be done anywhere: at the gym, at home, in the park, or in a hotel while traveling. If you have 10 minutes, then there is no excuse for not being able to workout with bodyweight exercises at your disposal.
To get in a fat blasting workout that is sure to shed unwanted body fat, flatten your stomach, and boost your metabolism, not to mention increase strength, all you have to do is pick a handful of exercises and string them together in what is called a circuit.
Try picking a bodyweight cardio exercise, a lower body exercise, an upper body exercise, and a body stabilization exercise and then do them one right after another with no rest in between. After the last exercise, rest for a minute and do it all over again.
Try to repeat the bodyweight circuit for 20 minutes and count how many times you get through it. Or you could simply complete the circuit 3-4 times and record how long it took you.
Either way, the next time you try it you should be aiming to either increase the number of times you can complete the circuit in 20 minutes or decrease the amount of time it takes you to complete the given number of circuits.
Check out this video to see just one example of how you can string bodyweight exercises together in a circuit to get a great fat loss workout.
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS
Author, Ultimate Home Workouts