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A strength-building, fat-burning circuit from L.A.-based celebrity trainer Andy McDermott. You’ll alternate between unilateral moves—single-leg squats and single-arm pushups—before setting off on a stair run to jack up your heart rate and get the sweat pouring in sheets.
“When you train unilaterally, there’s no need to do extra core movements,” McDermott says. “Every muscle gets firing very quickly.” If you can’t do 10 reps of single-arm pushups, do the eccentric portion with one arm, but explode up using both arms.
Quick Tip: Starting out, keep your free foot close to the ground for balance. As you get better, try to raise your free leg up.
DIRECTIONS: Perform the following exercises as a circuit, going nonstop for 15 total minutes.