Workout Routines

Bar Raising Bodyweight Workout

Toes to bar is the star of this high-intensity circuit that will burn fat and tighten your core.

Best Bodyweight Workout Bar None
Duration 15 min
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

What It Is

An intense, full-body circuit written by L.A.-based celebrity trainer Andy McDermott. You’ll start with pullups to failure, then move into burpees to tax your whole body. Toes to bar is next followed by a full minute of uninterrupted running. This circuit is done continuously for 10 to 15 minutes.

Why It Works

This circuit will cover all your bases, as it starts with an upper-body pulling exercise, then taxes your energy system and core in addition to jacking up your heart rate. It’s the perfect combination to build strength, burn fat, and improve conditioning, but be warned: “It’s a real test of total-body fitness,” says McDermott.

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The Workout

Exercise 1

General Pullup You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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-- sets
to failure reps
-- rest

Exercise 2

Burpee How to
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-- sets
15 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Toes-To-Bar
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest
Tip: Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width—when you kick your feet up, you don’t want to hit your hands.

Exercise 4

Treadmill Run
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1 min reps
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