Make losing fat easy with this 10-minute barbell complex
Burn away your belly by getting to grips with this six-move barbell circuit
A barbell is an ideal tool for building muscle and strength because it allows you to lift more weight than other bits of kit. But it also offers fat-burning benefits too – if you start using one smartly, like in this high-intensity barbell complex workout. A barbell complex is when you perform various moves in a sequence without putting down the bar. Doing them will improve cardio fitness and torch fat, while almost any barbell lift will test your co-ordination and grip.
The standard Olympic bar is 7ft (2.13m) long and weighs 20kg, meaning you can do this workout with just the bar alone to get your heart rate high and mobilise fat stores to burn. And the best part? You can keep making the circuit harder by adding light plates to the bar each week until you blitz your belly for good.
Do this workout with an empty bar. Once that becomes too easy, add light weight plates and keep progressing from there.