Every year when the weather starts to warm up, you usually start to realize two things: You may have packed on a few extra pounds during the colder months—particularly around your midsection—and beach season is just around the corner.

If that's the case, or if you just want to trim away that extra bit of cushion around your stomach, this fat-blasting workout is for you. With punishing rounds of jumping jacks, close-grip pushups, V-ups, and jumping rope, you can lean out and shape up—whatever time of year it is.


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 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 10 rounds.

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