Workout Routines

Today's Workout 147: The dumbbell circuit to carve lean muscle in your legs and shoulders

Put some iron in each hand and get to work building defined mass in your delts, lats, quads, and hamstrings.

Today's Workout 5: The circuit to crush your core
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

This quick-hit, high-intensity circuit is the ultimate two-for-one special when it comes to building muscle in your legs and shoulders.

There's just two things you'll need to do. First, pick up a set of dumbbells. Second, trash any excuses you have for skipping this routine. It's time to get to work.

Directions

You'll 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 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 legs and shoulders work:

Check out our favorite 60-minute, legs-and-shoulders-crushing workout, our 30-minute circuit to attack your shoulders and legs, and our seven squat variations to build muscular legs.

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

Today's Workout 147 Build muscle in your legs and shoulders (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Bulgarian Split Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

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

Exercise 3.

Goblet Squat You'll need: Kettlebells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Dumbbell Lateral Raise You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest
Use a heavy set of dumbbells.
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