Workout Routines

Today's Workout 48: The upper-body circuit to raise the bar

Give your back and arms the blast they deserve with this game-changing, muscle-building routine.

Man Does Wide-Grip Pullup Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

It doesn't matter what level you're at with your fitness routine—it's always time to raise the bar.

Start by elevating your upper-body workout with this mass-building circuit that focuses especially on your back and arms. Hitting 10 reps of wide-grip pullups and chinups won't be easy, but it'll grow your lats and traps. And finally, two separate rounds of single-leg bentover dumbbell rows will test your stability, as well as bulk up your biceps. 

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 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

Depending upon 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 48 The upper-body circuit to raise the bar (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Wide-Grip Pullup You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
Wide-Grip Pullup  thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

One-Arm, Elbow-In Dumbbell Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
One-Arm, Elbow-In Dumbbell Row thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest
Perform this exercise balancing on one leg.

Exercise 3.

Chinup You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
Chinup thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

One-Arm, Elbow-In Dumbbell Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
One-Arm, Elbow-In Dumbbell Row thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
30 sec. rest
Perform this exercise balancing on one leg.
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