Burn fat fast with this short and sharp 15-minute workout…

Some days life gets in the way, and the best-laid gym plans go up in smoke. On these occasions, you need some quick – but far from easy – sessions in your back pocket, and this two-move workout ladder is exactly that. Grab your best exercise mat and get ready to burn.

The workout to burn fat fast:

Position a kettlebell between your feet, then take one big step forward and put two light dumbbells on the floor. Now set your stopwatch and get ready to sweat.

Starting with the kettlebell, you’re going to do 1 single goblet squat. Then you’re going to put the kettlebell back between your feet, place your hands on the floor, and ‘walk’ your upper body out to place your hands on the dumbbells – you should now be in a press-up position.

Complete a press-up, then brace your core and row the right dumbbell up to your side, followed by the left. Walk your hands back to your feet and return to standing. Easy? Good. It’s downhill from here.

Repeating that sequence, you’re then going to do 2 reps of goblet squats, followed by renegade rows. Then 3 reps (see where this is going), then 4, all the way up to 10 reps – resting only as needed. Still got some gas in the tank? Descend the ladder back down to 1.

See if you can get this workout done in 12-15 minutes to burn fat fast.

The exercises

Complete these moves, following the workout sequence outlined above, to burn fat fast.

1a. Kettlebell goblet squat
1b. Dumbbell press-up to renegade row

Keep reading for full exercise instructions and imagery.

man exercising with a kettlebell man performing kettlebell goblet squat in workout to burn fat fast

1a. Kettlebell goblet squat

  • Hold a kettlebell by the horns – or upside down at the base – with both hands.
  • Keeping your back straight and chest up, lower into a deep squat.
  • Drive through your heels to stand.

man performs Dumbbell Press-Up to Renegade Row in workout to burn fat fast man performs Dumbbell Press-Up to Renegade Row in workout to burn fat fast

1b. Dumbbell press-up to renegade row

  • With each hand on a dumbbell, begin in the press-up position (palms facing each other).
  • With your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your hips level, perform a press-up – lowering your chest until it’s about an inch from the floor.
  • As you press back up, row one of the dumbbells to your side. Keep your elbow tucked in and pause briefly at the top of the move.
  • Return the weight and do the same with the other arm. That’s 1 rep.

Benefits of this workout: burn fat fast

If you want to learn how to burn belly or body fat, the beauty of this workout is that it ticks multiple boxes. Your quads and glutes are going to be fired up by the goblet squats, and your abs, lats and even biceps are going to feel the force of the renegade rows.

The lack of rest is going to tax your lungs, too, spiking your heart rate and torching a fair amount of calories – with the added benefit of slashing your training time.

What kit do I need?

You’ll need a kettlebell and a set of dumbbells for this workout to burn fat fast

Need a kettlebell? We recommend the Wolverson Competition Kettlebell, which features good weight control alongside excellent grip and handling. It’s top on our list of the best kettlebells for home workouts.

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Need a dumbbell set? Try the Jordan Fitness Premium Urethane Dumbbells, which are available in a wide range of different weights. We also love the floor-friendly design, which prevents scuffs and scratches on hard floors.

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