Workout Routines

Today's Workout 127: The no-nonsense, no-equipment circuit to incinerate belly fat

Attack these three high-intensity moves to break a serious sweat—and drop those extra pounds.

Today's Workout with Mike Simone: 10-Round Cardio Circuit
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

You don't need a bunch of fancy exercies—or a ton of expensive equipment—to hit your fitness goals of losing excess weight and building lean muscle. And this three-move, no-equipment circuit is proof of exactly that.

Blast through back-to-back rounds of high knees, pushups, and mountain climbers to work your entire body into blasting away any excess fat you've got hanging around—especially around your midsection.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for five to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more total-body work:

Check out our favorite eight kettlebell workouts to build total-body strength, our 30-minute dumbbell workout program to build muscle, and our 10 best outdoor workouts to burn fat and build muscle.

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Today's Workout 127 The no-nonsense circuit to incinerate belly fat (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

High knees How to
Backward Sprint thumbnail
-- sets
20 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Pushup How to
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-- sets
20 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
20 sec. reps
30-60 sec. rest