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One great feature of the Eternal Beach-Body Workout Plan is its well-rounded variety. In both Phase I and now Phase II, many workouts eschew traditional bodybuilding splits—”back day,” “chest day,” etc.—in favor of all-purpose workouts that hit many muscle groups at a time. Instead, this workout plan tweaks other, often ignored, variables, like volume, intensity, and rest periods.
But at times you will face new exercises—and in this workout, the first of week 7 of the plan (aka Phase II, week 3)—you’ll finally face off against a new opponent: the power clean. A classic test of explosive strength, the power clean will primarily tax your hips, glutes, and hamstrings, as well as your shoulder and arm mobility. It’s the perfect test for your progress so far.
Do each exercise in straight sets; complete all sets of each exercise before moving on to the next.
Make sure you pay attention to the designated rest. This workout calls for 60-second rest periods, so you’ll be able to use slightly heavier weights than in previous workouts.