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The Circuit Workout to Fry Fat in 6 Minutes

Achieve full-body fatigue with this cardio finisher.

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  • 6 min

  • 3

  • Yes

Inverted Row
David Yellen / M+F Magazine
Inverted Row
David Yellen / M+F Magazine

To maximize fat loss, a leisurely stroll on the treadmill or a mindless pedal session on the recumbent bike won’t cut it. You need intensity. High-intensity interval training (HIIT), where you alternate between intense periods of exercise and short periods of rest, is something you’re likely familiar with. This circuit shuns that for a simple workout that has you going all out for six minutes. You’ll torch fat, tax most of your major muscles, and increase your endurance. Use this lower-body/upper-body combo routine when you have less than 10 minutes to train, or tack it onto the end of your workout. Either way, prepare to be toast.

Directions: Set a timer for 6 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible. If you can finish 4, then you’re a savage.

Quick Tip: on your box jumps, step down—don’t jump down—from the box to protect your knees and ankles. If you land with a thud, then the box is too high.

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Full-Body Fat-Loss Workout

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 3

Kettlebell Swing

Equipment
Kettlebells
Sets
--
Reps
25
Rest
--
Exercise 2 of 3

Box Jump

Equipment
Box
Sets
--
Reps
10
Rest
--
Exercise 3 of 3

Inverted Row

Equipment
Barbell, Squat Rack
Sets
--
Reps
to failure
Rest
--
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