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Rate My Workout: Fat-Burning Circuit

Ron G. from Detroit sent us his fat-loss workout in search of a better plan. Here’s what we came up with.

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  • 25 Min

  • 5

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Rate My Workout: Fat-Burning Cricuit
Steve Boyle
Rate My Workout: Fat-Burning Cricuit
Steve Boyle

Ron’s Old Workout

Exercises performed as a circuit without rest and repeated for 3–5 rounds:

  • Machine Chest Press x 20 reps
  • Lat Pulldown x 20 reps
  • Leg Press x 20 reps
  • Machine Overhead Press x 20 reps
  • Dumbbell Curl x 20 reps

M&F Rating: F

Our Advice

This workout might give you a good pump, but it’s not involving enough muscle to make for great cardio. Choose exercises that train the whole body and keep your heart rate up. Experiment with special equipment if you have it, but lay off the machines!

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Ron's New Workout

Perform exercises as a circuit. Repeat for 3–5 rounds.

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 5

Jump Rope

Equipment
Jump Rope
Sets
--
Reps
30 sec
Rest
30 sec
Exercise 3 of 5

Sledgehammer Hit

Equipment
Sets
--
Reps
20
Rest
30 sec
Exercise 4 of 5

Mountain Climber

Equipment
No Equipment
Sets
--
Reps
20
Rest
30 sec
Exercise 5 of 5

Farmer’s Walk

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
--
Reps
30 sec
Rest
30 sec
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