Burning fat, especially stubborn fat areas like belly fat, thigh fat and upper arm fat, can seem like an impossible task. Oftentimes, people get too caught up in burning fat with exercise. It’s important to understand that you can’t target certain areas when it comes to losing fat. This is known as spot reduction, and unfortunately, it is a myth. When you focus on a certain area through resistance training, you can definitely build muscle in that area, which will make that spot look more defined and toned. This is a good thing of course! However, you cannot burn fat in just one area.
Body fat is lost throughout the entire body when you create a calorie deficit, either through consuming less calories, exercising more, or both. If your goal is body fat reduction, whether it’s to reduce belly fat, love handles, thighs, arms or everything, your first step should be to check your diet. You need to be consuming an appropriate amount of calories, more specifically, macronutrients, that will lead to a loss in body fat. If you’re unsure of how to do this, you should read my article about counting your macronutrients to lose fat.
With that said, when it comes what exercise burns the most belly fat at home, your best bet is to choose exercises that burn the most calories per minute. By burning as many calories as possible, it’s going to increase your chances of reducing your body fat percentage. Here are a few exercises that burn a high amount of calories per minute that require little or no equipment.
What Exercises Burn the Most Belly Fat at Home?
1. Jumping Rope
Estimated Calorie Burn: 700-800 calories per hour
Estimated Calorie Burn: 700-850 calories per hour
*You can substitute things like High Knees or Butt Kickers if you aren’t able to sprint outside. Just remember, you have to think sprint speed, so they must be at maximum intensity.
3. Squat Jumps
Estimated Calorie Burn: 600 calories per hour
These are just a few great ideas to add to your at home workout. The equipment at the gym is irreplaceable when it comes to truly changing your body, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get better in the comfort of your own home. Stick with these high calorie burners and you’ll see that you truly can change your body with nothing but hard work!