Workout Routines

Today's Workout 1: The circuit to pound your core, chest, and back

Build up your upper body with this intense routine.

Mike Simone demonstrates Today's Workout 1: Pound your chest, core, and back
Duration 30-45
Exercises 5
Equipment Yes

This workout begins with a tough one—the renegade row. The exercise exhausts nearly every muscle in the body, including your core, back, shoulders, and arms. Just as you're starting to break down from that first set of rows, you'll get a moment of reprieve (well, sort of) as you digress into a series of pushup variations. Your back and core will get a rest as your focus shifts to your chest and triceps. Finally, you finish with mountain climbers—another shot at your core.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll do each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've completed all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the whole circuit for 5-10 rounds.

Depending on your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout The upper-body core circuit (do 5–10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Renegade Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Wide-Grip Pushup You'll need: No Equipment How to
Pushup thumbnail
-- sets
5 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Pushup How to
Pushup  thumbnail
-- sets
5 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Close-Grip Pushup You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
Close-Grip Pushup  thumbnail
-- sets
5 reps
-- rest

Exercise 5.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
Mountain Climber thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30 sec. rest
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