6. START DOING HIIT
In a study published in the Journal of Obesity, at the University of South Wales, women who performed HIIT just three times a week lost more subcutaneous and abdominal fat than those who did low-impact exercise. They spot-reduced their belly fat, which isn’t supposed to be possible according to older research, but now we know that HIIT stimulates the catecholamine receptors in your abdominal muscles. You turn on the receptors and the adrenaline mobilizes the fat in your belly and burns it up during your workout.
HIIT is more often referred to as intense interval training, which is simply a workout made up of alternating short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. I’ve designed these workouts to do just this. You’ll simply perform the four circuit exercises for 7 minutes, take a quick rest, then perform the other four circuit exercises for another 7 minutes, rest, and repeat the entire workout a second time. By doing this just three times a week, you’ll burn belly fat, boost your heart rate, and condition every muscle in your body.