Jillian Michaels says combining cardio, strength, & core work will help you lose fat. “I like core-focused exercises with HIIT for added calorie burn,” she says.
Michaels likes moving planks because they work your core & other muscles. Mountain climbers: High-plank with wrists under shoulders. Keep your core tight by pulling in your belly button.
The Turkish-getup is a 200-year-old kettlebell exercise that Ramona Braganza likes. While complicated, she says the total-body conditioning move blasts belly fat.
The sprawl is a burpee on steroids—a full-body exercise that burns calories & tones upper- & lower-body, especially the abs. “It elevates the traditional burpee by having you touch your chest to the ground.
Medicine ball slams are dynamic, explosive, & highly metabolic,” says Premier Body & Mind trainer Chris DiVecchio. This exercise targets the obliques, hamstrings, quads, biceps, & shoulders.
Medicine Ball Slams“
Medicine ball slams against gravity strengthen your core. This exercise tests your endurance by raising your heart rate every time you lift the ball overhead. Use a heavy ball for this exercise.
Med Ball Slams
DiVecchio says the Russian twist strengthens & defines the obliques. The move involves rotating your torso while holding a sit-up with your feet off the ground.