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High-Intensity Finishers Will Amp Up Your Workout

Finish Strong! End your workouts with the right high-intensity “finisher” to see greater gains in strength and endurance. Here are eight great formulas to feel the afterburn in a hurry.

High-Intensity Finishers Will Amp Up Your Workout

FAT-LOSS FINISHER #3: PYRAMID TRAINING

DO IT:

Pick any exercise and work your way down in reps. For example, if you chose pushups as a finisher, start with 10 pushups, take a short rest, do nine pushups, take a short rest, do eight, and so on. Work your way all the way down to one pushup. To take pyramid training to the next level, try picking difficult exercises and pairing them up, then work down in reps. For example, do barbell squats for 10 reps, take a short rest, do 10 inverted rows, take a rest, and go back to barbell squats, doing nine this time. Work your way down to doing one rep for each exercise.

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FAT-LOSS FINISHER #4: TIMED CHALLENGES (AKA density sets, or as many rounds as possible [“AMRAP”])

DO IT:

Pick an amount of time, such as four minutes, and do as many reps of an exercise as you can in that time period. You can take breaks whenever needed, but keep track of how many reps you complete. Then compare your results on your next workout!

 

FAT-LOSS FINISHER #5: PLATE PUSH

DO IT:

Moving mass in this exercise will burn out muscles to the very end. Place a 45-pound plate on a towel and push it forward on a hard surface like a gym floor to the opposite gym wall, then push it back. You can choose to go for a set amount of time or a specific number of reps.

 

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