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Split Decision to Torch Fat While Building Your Hamstrings

Adding Bulgarian split squats to a metabolic circuit will build up your hamstrings while incinerating fat.

Split Decision to Torch Fat While Building Your Hamstrings
Duration 10 Min
Exercises 5
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McDermott's Metcon Workout

What It Is

A 10-minute, five-exercise metabolic conditioning (metcon) circuit by L.A. based celebrity trainer Andy McDermott. The circuit starts with Bulgarian split squats, then moves to inverted rows and two pushup variations—incline and decline—and finishes with burpees. It is done continuously for 10 minutes without any breaks.

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Why It Works

The circuit is perfectly balanced with a lower-body movement, pushing and pulling movements, and an explosive movement. Chest is a focal point for a lot of guys, so the incline and decline pushup variations ensure upper- and lower-pec development. As far as the intensity, be ready to sweat. “It really sneaks up on you,” McDermott says. 

QUICK TIP: The Bulgarian split squat offers a great way to build leg symmetry. If you have a weaker leg, independent work forces it to catch up to the stronger one.

ANDY MCDERMOTT is a personal trainer in L.A. Follow him on Twitter: @andymcd23, and Instagram: @andymcdermottfitness

The Workout

DIRECTIONS: Perform the workout for 10 minutes without stopping. Record the total number of rounds you complete.

The Workout

Exercise 1

Bulgarian Split Squat
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10 reps
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10 reps each leg.

Exercise 2

Inverted Row You'll need: Barbell, Squat Rack How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Incline Pushup You'll need: Box How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest
Feet on floor, hands on bench.

Exercise 4

Decline Pushup You'll need: Box How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest
Hands on floor, feet on bench.

Exercise 5

Burpee How to
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30 sec.
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