Workout Routines

Today's Workout 17: Fight excess flab with this total-body circuit

Prepare to sweat. A lot.

Man does medicine ball diagonal chop during total-body workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

No matter how great your mainstay routine may be, put it to the side. It's time to switch things up and start melting away that excess flab, which is most likely sticking around because your regular workout probably isn't tough enough. This cardio-heavy, full-body circuit is about to change all that.

First, get your heart rate up with a round of jumping jacks, and, if you don't feel tired yet, you'll at least start sweating. A set of medicine ball woodchops will engage your core, while a finishing round of burpees will give you that total-body muscle burn. 


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 period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout 17 Fight excess flab with this total-body circuit (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Jumping Jack You'll need: No Equipment How to
Jumping Jack thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Medicine Ball Woodchop You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
Medicine Ball Woodchop thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Burpee You'll need: No Equipment How to
Burpee thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
-- rest