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The 3 Best Strength Training Exercises To Shrink Belly Fat Fast, Trainer Says

These calorie-burning and strengthening moves are the way to go.

When it comes to working out, we can all get behind a fast plan to meet our goals. If you're looking to lose belly fat, we have the best exercises that will help you achieve that goal of yours real quick. We spoke with Anna Victoria, certified trainer (NASM) and creator of the Fit Body App who gave us the scoop on the top strength training exercises to shrink belly fat fast.

Victoria does note, "The idea that you can lose belly fat by doing specific exercises is called 'spot reduction,' which is, unfortunately, a myth. So, while no exercise will help burn belly fat in a specific area, you can reduce overall body fat by being in a caloric deficit which can be achieved through a mix of diet and exercise." She shares her favorite way to do this with calorie-burning and strengthening moves. Read on to see what they are, and next, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Weighted Squats

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This compound move will target various muscle groups, including your hamstrings, glutes, quads, and your core. Victoria adds, "Your glutes are the biggest muscle group in your body, meaning they can lift the heaviest weight, and therefore, you burn the most calories when doing moves involving your glutes, so don't go easy on yourself! Your glutes can lift a lot more weight than you realize."

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Bent-Over Row

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This is another compound move that's so awesome in working multiple groups in your back and biceps. According to Victoria, "Your back is one of the biggest muscle groups in your body, meaning you burn the most calories when doing exercises that target your back. Just like with squats, go as heavy as you think you can, then add a little more! Your back can support a lot more weight than you realize."

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Victoria describes this exercise to us. She says, "This move doesn't target any specific muscle group, but is instead focused on improving your cardiovascular endurance. You will recruit the use of muscle groups throughout your upper and lower body, but since there is no weight involved, you want to instead focus on improving your pace and overall being explosive with each part of the burpee."

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Alexa Mellardo
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