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Today's Workout 110: The combination move circuit for a total-body blast

This full-body workout combines multiple moves with a novel rep/set scheme for maximum muscle growth.

Man Does Renegade Row Exercise During Total-Body Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 5
Equipment Yes

We've all done circuit workouts before—but this definitely isn't your everday circuit workout routine.

By breaking multiple exercise into smaller clusters of reps—high pulls + overhead presses, and then dumbbell squats + reverse lunges—you'll work your entire body just a little bit harder than normal, and achieve maximum muscle growth. Toss in a set of renegade rows for good measure, and you're in for a true muscle-builder that'll burn plenty of fat while you're at it.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest.

As shown in the video and noted below, the progression of exercises is as follows:

  • Cluster 1: 2 dumbbell high pulls + 1 overhead press. Complete 5 total clusters.
  • Cluster 2: 2 dumbbell squats + 1 reverse lunge on each side. Complete 5 total clusters.
  • 10 x renegade row.

That's one circuit. Once you've finished all exercises in the circuit, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for four to six 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 total-body work:

Check out our favorite five-minute full-body blast workout, our best total-body cardio workout, and our ultimate total-body workout to build maximum muscle.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

Today's Workout 110 The combination move circuit for a total-body blast (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1A.

Dumbbell High Pull You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell High Pull thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 1B.

Dumbbell Overhead Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell Overhead Press  thumbnail
-- sets
5 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2A.

Dumbbell Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell Squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2B.

Reverse Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Reverse Lunge thumbnail
-- sets
5 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Renegade Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Renegade Row thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest
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