Squats help with burning belly fat

Do Squats Burn Belly Fat?

While you can't specifically burn fat from your stomach, squatting burns fat and builds muscle. While squats primarily develop strength and power, heavy squats increase muscle mass, which increases calorie burn throughout the day. Squatting itself remains a difficult exercise, and the exertion of squatting hard is a lot of effort and burns calories in the process. Consult a doctor before starting any strength training or dieting program.


Squats take a lot of strength, and the effort remains in direct proportion to the weight you squat and your exercise volume. The longer and harder you exercise, the more calories you burn. And while that effort doesn't come directly from the fat stored around the waist, some of the energy will be decreased. Over time, this increase in calorie consumption can lead to an increase in body fat loss, but your diet must also be in order. You can crouch throughout the day, but if you drink soda and eat junk food between sets, you can't expect to make any progress.


To start losing body fat, make small adjustments to your diet. Sudden, drastic cuts to your diet can negatively affect your metabolism, causing you to lose muscle mass and slowing down your metabolism, leading to greater difficulty losing fat. First, cut your calories by just 250 a day, thereby reducing your saturated fat intake, such as those found in fatty red meat, eggs, and butter. Eliminate sugary carbohydrates like table sugar, sodas, and junk foods. If after three or four weeks you are not satisfied with your progress, you can continue lowering your calories.

Squat for fat loss

The method you use will play a role in how much fat you can burn. After squatting, your metabolism increases, as does testosterone and growth hormone levels. Both of these hormones will help you maintain muscle mass and burn fat while dieting. Increasing both of you through exercise can get your body to burn a little more fat. Keep your rest periods short, no more than a minute between gym squats. Exercising with a weight that makes it difficult for you to get ten reps with only a minute of rest between sets will result in a significant increase in your growth hormone levels. This emerges from a 1993 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.


The Tabata Protocol is an advanced method of adapting interval training to resistance training. It's both effective and brutal. To squat using this method, you would do as many repetitions as possible over a 20 second period, then rest for 10 seconds, and then repeat. This process takes four minutes. Every 10-second pause means exactly 10 seconds. Eleven seconds after the last squat of your previous set, you should go to the end of your first squat on your next set. Four minutes doesn't seem to be long - until you try.