5 Low-Impact Fat Blasters

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This quick fat-blasting workout incorporates a series of six low-impact exercises. Low-impact moves are easy on the joints. They’re ideal for people recovering from injuries and anyone who wants to build joint and muscle strength before engaging in high-intensity jumping plyometric moves.

Although these moves are low-impact, they’re extremely effective at raising your heart rate and burning calories. To make the most of this fat-blasting workout, challenge yourself to give everything you have during each move. You’ll get a short ten-second break in between moves.

The best thing about this low-impact fat-blasting workout is that it keeps your metabolism elevated long after you’re done. You’ll reap the fat-burning benefits for up to 24 hours!

Equipment Needed: interval timer (free apps are available at your app store), yoga mat

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with 10 second rests in between. Rest 30 seconds between rounds. Fat blasters can be done every day to rev up your metabolism.

Beginner Level: 2 rounds
Intermediate Level: 3 rounds
Advanced Level: 4 rounds


Incline Mountain Climber
Incline Close Grip Push-ups
Alternating Cross Toe Touches/Scissor Twist

Instructional Videos:

Incline Mountain Climber

Incline Close Grip Push-ups

Alternating Cross Toe Touches



Low impact exercises are a great way to prevent injury. If your body is injury prone, use these tips to help strengthen your muscles and heal:
Strengthening Hip Workout
5 Foods to Fight Inflammation
Tips for Relieving Sore Muscles After a Tough Workout

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