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Great Fat blasting workouts that build a lean sexy body, blast plateaus, and nix boredom.

Here are 5 non-traditional fat blasting workouts that can help you burn body fat and get ultra toned from Truth About Abs creator Mike Geary.

The best part about athletic style workouts is that they're tons of fun so they hardly feel like exercise but they burn tons of calories. They are also a great way to overcome a fitness or fatloss plateau.

If you need a break from traditional cardio or you need to break through a plateau these workouts are a great alternative.

Boxing Inspired Fat Burning Workouts

Bag Boxing - You can use a heavy bag, a speed bag, or even one of those rebound bags to get a great workout.

Among the three, the heavy bag is the best all around full body workout, while the speed bag will test your rhythm and timing and give you a great upper body workout.

If available at your gym or if you have a bag at home, try mixing these in as a good warm-up or as an intense finish to your strength routine. Get started with the Boxing Resistance Band Workout.

Rope Skipping - You can't beat rope jumping for getting great fat blasting workouts. I like to use it as a warm-up for my weight training workouts. I prefer to use the really cheap "speed" ropes with a plastic rope instead of a fabric rope.

Once you get good, you can jump rope much faster with the plastic ropes than the fabric ones, which will allow you to get a more intense workout. And don't mess with the weighted handle ropes...they'll just slow you down.

Your goal is speed when rope skipping. Try mixing together two legged jumps, one-legged jumps, arm crossovers, double jumps (rope passes under feet twice for each jump) to keep things interesting and increase the intensity.

Also, try alternating 15-20 second high intensity bursts where you jump as fast as you possibly can, followed by 15-20 second recovery intervals where you jump slowly to get ready for your next burst. Keep repeating until you're whooped, which might happen pretty quick! Get started with the fat blasting Jump Rope Workout.

Fat Blasting Workouts in Water

Swimming - A great fat blasting workout that works the entire body in a much different way than most resistance training. Incorporating swimming workouts once or twice a week into your normal training routines can really enhance your physique.

I recommend trying a "sprint" style swimming workout, which will help more for building muscle compared with endurance long distance swimming.

For sprint style, swim as hard as you can to the other side of a 25-meter or 50-meter pool (or sprint swim similar distances in a lake or the ocean if you like to swim outdoors). Rest enough to catch your breath between sprint swims (about 20-40 seconds).

Try to keep the rest intervals fairly short with swim sprints. You can also mix different strokes (crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, backstroke, butterfly) on each swim sprint.

I've found that sprint swimming gives me a great muscle pump (especially in the upper body), without any soreness the next day as is typical with weight training. This is because swimming has no eccentric movement (the negative portion of a lift), which is what causes muscle soreness. Keep in mind that even though swimming works your muscles well and is a nice alternative workout to mix in once or twice a week, it does not strengthen your bones. You still need to do regular weight training to do that.

Extreme Fat Blasting Workouts

Indoor or Outdoor Rock Climbing - This is yet another fun way to get in a great workout that will also challenge you both physically and mentally.

Indoor rock climbing gyms have starting popping up all over the place in recent years and will be more accessible than outdoor rock climbing to most people. Rock climbing is a great workout for your legs, arms, shoulders, and your entire back.

It also really works your grip strength and forearms like crazy. Whenever I go indoor rock climbing, my forearms are sore for about 2-3 days afterwards. Give it a try if you've never done it...it may be just what you're looking for to spice up your fitness routine.

Mountain Biking - As you may have figured by now, I'm not a proponent of steady pace endurance exercise, but rather, highly variable intensity exercise that works with bursts of exertion followed by recovery intervals. Well, mountain biking fits this bill perfectly.

You get the leg pumping exertion during the uphill climbs, while also getting the adrenaline rush of the downhill acting as your recovery intervals. Mix it all together and you get a super-fun, high-intensity, fat blasting workouts that will melt fat off of your entire body and build awesome legs at the same time.

The climbs can be tough and will challenge you both physically and mentally as you pump away trying to make it up steep hills without having to resort to getting off of the bike.

Then after you make it up the challenging climbs, you get rewarded with the adrenaline rush of flying down steep hills while jumping off of boulders and logs and trying not to stumble or fall off the bike. It's such an addicting thrill...I love it! See, who says that working out has to be boring!"

Check out some of my favorite non-traditional fat burning workouts including kettlebell workouts, ring training, staircase workouts, wind sprints, and bodyweight workouts.

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