Workouts That May Help You Lose Belly Fat
Most experts agree that the "best" workout to lose belly fat is one you enjoy and are willing to stick to. Specifically speaking, cardio workouts may help you burn belly fat because they tend to burn more calories than strength training, Jason Machowsky, RD, CSCS, a board-certified sports dietitian and exercise physiologist at the Hospital For Special Surgery's Tisch Sports Performance Center told POPSUGAR in a previous interview.
Strength training is also important because it can help you build muscle and improve your resting metabolic rate (how much calories/energy your body burns at rest) as a result. Because of this, "You'll essentially be burning more calories, and that can potentially lead to overall weight loss, which includes fat as well," Rondel King, MS, CSCS, an exercise physiologist at NYU Langone's Sports Performance Center told POPSUGAR in a previous interview.
To find out the style of training that enables your body to optimally burn fat, consider getting a FatMax Protocol test administered (these are typically done at specialized clinics). This test measures fat oxidation at various exercise intensities and will indicate the intensity level where your body burns the most fat.