6 Ways to Burn Fat Before Breakfast

Karen Pearson/Fitness MagazineKaren Pearson/Fitness MagazineBy the editors of FITNESS Magazine

Six exercises to burn fat and tone your body in less time than it takes to sip a morning latte with this total-body workout from Sarah Slattery, a trainer at Equinox Fitness in New York City.

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1. Windmill
Targets: Abs

• Stand tall with arms extended out to sides, abs engaged.
• Bending from waist, reach right arm toward left toes; repeat on left.
• Do 25 reps, alternating sides.

2. Pulsing Lunge
Targets: Butt and legs

• Lunge forward with right leg; hold for 4 seconds, then pulse up and down 5 times.
• Repeat on left.
• Do 2 reps.

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3. Triceps Kickback

Targets: Triceps

• Hold dumbbell in right hand.
• Bend at hips until almost parallel to floor.
• Bring elbow to ribs, straighten forearm back, and return.
• Do 15 reps on each arm.

4. Plank/Push-Up
Targets: Chest and core

• Start in plank position (palms on floor, hands below shoulders, abs engaged, back straight).
• Hold for 30 seconds. Drop to knees.
• Do 15 push-ups.

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5. Squat/Biceps Curl
Targets: Arms, butt, and legs

• Squat, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Do 8 reps.
• On last rep, stay down and do 10 biceps curls.

6. Bridge/Chest Flye
Targets: Chest and butt

• Lie faceup, knees bent, holding dumbbells over chest with arms extended, palms in.
• Press into heels, lifting hips toward ceiling into bridge.
• Lower weights out to sides, toward floor (5 reps); lower hips.
• Do entire sequence 5 times.
Rest for 1 minute; repeat circuit.

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