best fat burning exercise

Best Fat Burning Exercise

best fat burning exerciseThere are quite a few components to the best fat burning exercise and to be honest with you it’s freaking intense.  I seriously don’t believe most beginners will even be able to get 10 full repetitions of this mega fat burning exercise.

I remember when I first tried them and I thought my chest was about to cave in after trying them for only 30 seconds.  But if you’re looking for my #1 exercise to lose belly fat this is easily going to be the winner.

In my opinion, the best fat burning exercise is known as Man Makers.

The reason I like it so much as a fat burning exercise is because it combines multiple movements, muscle groups and joints into one exercise.  Here are the exercises that are combined into this one movement.

Components of the Best Fat Burning Exercise

  • Burpee
  • Push-up
  • Renegade Row
  • Swings
  • Squat
  • Overhead Press

If you’re not winded after doing 10 full repetitions with a challenging weight then you must be from another world.  I personally like to combine Man Makers with TRX Low Rows or Pull-ups.  Here’s is a sample superset exercise routine I would with the Man Makers.

Best Fat Burning Exercise Routine

  1. Man Makers x10 @ 20#
  2. TRX Low Rows x20
  3. 1-Arm Kettlebell Swings x20 @ 53#

Now I’m using pretty heavy weights for this exercise and you should definitely find a weight that’s right for you.  But don’t use some rinky dinky weights unless you’re a newbie to working out and just getting started.  In fact, you could even do this exercise with just your bodyweight if you seriously can’t do any weighted repetitions with proper form. See my TRX suspension trainer review for everything you need to know about the TRX.

If I’m not able to make it to the gym or if I’m very limited on time I’ll usually do some variation of the circuit above for about 15 minutes.  I’ll usually throw in some treadmill sprints for 60 seconds or jump rope.  It’s easily going to be the most intense exercise out there if you’re doing it right and if burning fat is your goal then this is going to be the winner.

Here’s the Best Fat Burning Exercise:

So I would recommend implementing Man Makers into your next workout routine and if you’re very limited for time do these in your garage rather than skipping your workout all together.  If you’re only able to do one exercise to lose fat then this is the one I would recommend.

Expect to get your heart rate up and to be breathing hard by the time you’re finished.  If you liked this or if you have your own opinion on the best fat burning exercise be sure to click the Like, Tweet or +1 button.

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  1. lisa

    October 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I would like to follow your recommendation on the TRX system. If you had to pick one, would you get the rip trainers or the suspension trainers? And are you still offering your TRX workout book with it? 🙂

    I very much enjoy your posts and videos. Thanks for what you do!


  2. laura

    October 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    you mentioned swings in the man maker routine, but didn’t show it in the video?


  3. David

    March 25, 2012 at 8:38 am


    How much time to you recommend for rest in between sets?


    • Josh Schlottman

      March 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      I’d go for around 30 seconds to start. But keep adjusting the rest time based on your current fitness level. You can cut it down to 20 seconds if it’s too easy or even increase the weight your using to make the workout more intense.


  4. Annabel

    June 21, 2012 at 4:22 am

    hi. im a 130lb female and have a bulging tummy. Want to start jumping rope as part of a cardio programme to boost my heart rate and also incorporate aerobics as well. Will this help me?


  5. Haajar

    April 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Gonna try it out 🙂


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