There's no getting around it: This routine is intense, and finishing six back-to-back rounds of it won't be easy. But if you're determined to drop those nagging final pounds of flab around your waist, and you're ready to do just about anything to get there, then it's time to pick up a pair of kettlebells and get to work.

This fat-melting circuit starts and ends with kettlebell swings to target your hips, glutes, hamstrings, lats, core, and shoulders. (They're also a challenging metabolic exercise, as you're about to find out.) Between those swings, you'll complete pushups and situps to broaden your chest and chisel those soon-to-be-revealed six-pack abs.


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 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

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

For more upper-body work:

Check out our favorite 10 upper-body moves that build your core, our 20-minute fat-burning kettlebell complex, and our workout to build a massive chest and get rid of your man-boobs.

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