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Try these sets for maximum fat burning results.  Here are 10 effective fat burning exercises that build muscle!

The Top 10 Best Fat Burning Exercises are…

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1. Jackknife Crunches

Jackknife Crunches are tough and make you activate your entire core – if done correctly, it engages both the upper and lower abs for maximal toning in the least amount of time. They are especially beneficial when you do this to muscle failure. Remember to keep your core tight as you come up to meet your legs. Keep your legs straight for added difficulty – do not swing and rock, and do not let your legs touch the ground on your way down (stop at just an inch off the ground), rather keep the motion controlled and deliberate. Your abs will be screaming blue murder by the end of 25-30 reps!

2. Burpees

The dreaded burpees. Nothing flays fat faster than burpees. It does not require any equipment but it tones the core, upper body and legs all at once. You can throw in the jump up pivot and change sides, alternating for added difficulty.

3. Jumping Lunges

Lunges are a fantastic thigh toning exercise. It also works the big mucle group which means more calorie and fat burning than other activities. You need to lift you body weight by activating your core, as you come up, jump switch, in between lunges and the move turns into an incredible calorie burner.

4. Lunges with Reverse Leg Raise

This tones the glutes, thighs, obliques, and lower back, all while building coordination and balance.

5. Jumping Squats

Feel the burn of the jump squat, and feel your legs get heavier as you reach the end of the set. Do this exercise for a minute or two straight and increase time as you go along – this is a great plyometric exercise for building explosive speed in athletes.

6. Push Ups

Push ups are a total body exercise that are easily modified and can be made to be very challenging, even for the most avid exerciser. If a regular push up feels too easy for you, try the Single Leg or Arm Push Up.

7. Side Planks with Leg Raises (like star plank)

While this most specifically targets the outer thighs, obliques, and deltoids, it requires the strength and coordination of the entire body to hold up the base Pilates side plank.

8. Ski Jumps

Tone your core, glutes, and thighs with this move – jump left to right like a skier (feet together), except without the actual skis. Because all of the large muscle groups involved, you burn a high number of calories while you are toning.

9. Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers can feel like a punishment, but they truly are one of the best overall toning and fat burning moves out there that don’t require a bit of equipment.

10. Jumping Jacks

This simple at home cardio essential is an excellent way to get your heart rate up quickly. Add it in between strength training sets to keep your caloric burn high.

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