You want to lose weight, but that to-do list is preventing you from finding time to work out. No worries—you can check things off that list and still shed pounds. Get all the benefits of fat-burning exercise with Tabata-style routines, which work the body in short, high-intensity bursts. Not only do these fabulous 4 minute workouts burn fat for up to 24 hours, they also tone and tighten for a healthy, lean look. Check out 9 of our favorite routines below.
Note: All 4 Minute Fat Blasters require an interval timer which can be downloaded for free on your smart device.
Yes, even newbies can benefit from the 4 minute burn. This super-simple beginners’ workout is a smart way to get started, whether you’ve never really exercised before or are just new to Tabata-style workouts. Simply grab your timer and feel the burn!
When you need to take that first step in weight loss, this SkinnyMs. workout is designed just for you. Using only a chair for sitting and a lightweight set of dumbbells you can jumpstart the journey to lose weight with this routine, which takes less time than you probably spend standing in line at the grocery store on a busy day.
Will you dare to bare your tummy this summer? You can with this 4 minute workout designed to build that firm flat stomach you’ve been fantasizing about. Forget about typical sit-ups, these exercises will challenge your abs to get toned fast. For this fat burner, you’ll need a medicine ball (about 3-10lbs).
When you want a routine that blends strength training and cardio, this is your go-to 4 minute workout. These specially-designed exercises use kettle bells, which force you to work the entire body, including your core. So set yourself up with 6-10lb kettle bells and start that burn!
You want the burn…this workout delivers in a big way. Our routine uses your own body weight to tone muscle and burn fat. It targets the lower part of the body, so it’s a great way to shape up those hips, glutes, and legs.
Don’t gulp down that afternoon cup of coffee when you can shake off the post-lunch blahs with this 4 minute fat blaster. From power jumping jacks to mountain climbers, you’ll feel the serious burn—and see the serious results—in no time at all.
The SkinnyMs. Inferno workout isn’t the only routine that will light a fat-burning fire in those muscles. Our Torch Fat routine offers exercises that will tone and tighten for a leaner look. You’ll need a light set of dumbbells—and just 4 minutes.
Want to get outside to enjoy a beautiful day? Use it as an opportunity to blast calories with this fun walking/sprinting workout. All you need is a safe outdoor place to exercise, like a park or track. P.S. This is an easy and fun 4 minute workout to do with a friend.
Exercise newbie…hardcore fitness fan…this workout works for anyone. This exercise routine will power up the calorie burn so you can lose weight and sculpt that rockin’ body you want—and deserve. Just grab your yoga mat and off you go.
No, seriously, get moving:) You can do this!
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