Athletic workouts will burn fat from your body like never before. Try a few workouts and see for yourself! We are all athletes in that we all walk, turn, twist, bend over, run, etc. Your training should help you live your life more active with less effort. You can train to be a better player on your soccer team or train to help do a tough landscaping job in your yard.
Athletic bodyweight workouts are very intense and will improve your body's composition (fat loss, more muscle). These workouts will sculpt your body without your joints taking a pounding from lifting heavy weights!
To get your muscles to increase in power (how fast your muscles can produce force), do some or all of the exercises at full speed. Also, you will really burn fat and shape your bulkier, fast twitch muscle fibers when doing exercises at full speed! Hint: you have tons of these bulky muscle fibers in your butt and upper legs!
Do more athletic cardio sessions instead of long, slow cardio sessions. Too many 60-minute cardio sessions wastes time and your precious muscle mass will also waste away! Anaerobic cardio sessions, like sprint intervals, have been proven to give superior heart-health and fat-burn!
Athletic workouts also force you to exercise using "your natural motions." No two bodies are exactly the same. That's why you shouldn't exercise exclusively on machines. Machines limit you to a pre-determined range of motion.
Using your natural motions when exercising will help reduce your injury risk. For example, the medicine ball chop with knee lift is a good exercise to prevent injuries in your games, yardwork or running events. You are working multiple muscle groups in different planes of motion at the same time.
Injuries of the torso, such as oblique strains/pulls, hurt like crazy and have a long recovery period. Its better to avoid these types of injuries!
Athletic bodyweight circuit workouts are a tried and true method to burn more fat, increase strength/endurance and improve heart health.
Here is a good athletic bodyweight workout. Do each exercise (10 repetitions) one after the other with little or no rest between exercises.