4. LIFT AND RESIST SLOWLY
When doing resistance training, mix up your workout by adding what’s called a “tempo exercise” to boost the fat-burning benefits of the routine. Tempo exercises, where you lift weights using slow, steady movements, condition your body to burn more fat, according to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
How to do it: Lower the weight for 3 seconds, then take 3 seconds to press it up, without pausing in between. This can help boost your number of mitochondria—the parts of your cells that use fat to create fuel. The more mitochondria you have, the more belly fat you’ll burn. Make sure to target all of the major muscle groups: arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back, hips, and core using this technique at least once a week.