Workout Routines

Today's Workout 101: The circuit to light up your arms and legs

Blast your biceps, triceps, and entire lower body in this lightning-quick total-body circuit.

Today's Workout 2: The total-body burner
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Bring some new heat to your total-body workouts with this quick-hit routine to train your arms, legs, and even your chest.

Your challenge today: Six back-to-back rounds of reverse lunges, dumbbell speed curls, dumbbell skull crushers, and maximum-effort 1 1/2 close-grip pushups to pump up your biceps, triceps, quads, and hamstrings. Your muscles will hate you while you're doing it, but the results will more than speak for themselves.


Do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

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

For more arms and legs work:

Check out our favorite 10 workouts to do on legs day, our 30 best arms exercises of all time, and our ultimate total-body workout to build maximum muscle.

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Today's Workout 101 Lightning-fast arms and legs circuit (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Reverse Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

High-Speed Curl You'll need: Resistance Band How to
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-- sets
To failure reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Incline Dumbbell Skull Crusher You'll need: Bench How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Close-Grip Pushup You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
To failure reps
30-60 sec. rest
Perform using a 1 1/2 close grip.