Workout Routines

Today's Workout 56: The front squat and yoga pose combo circuit

Make the most of leg day—and improve your overall mobility—with this circuit that combines a classic muscle-building exercise with total-body stretches.

Today's Workout With Mike Simone: The Front Squat And Yoga Pose Combination Circuit
Duration 30-45
Exercises 6
Equipment Yes

At this point, everybody knows that stretching is an integral part of a well-rounded fitness regimen—it's good for your muscles, and your overall well-being. Plus: The more fluidly you move, the better you feel.

This circuit takes that idea to the next level by combining three sets of the classic muscle-building barbell front squat—a notoriously mobility-intensive exercise—each interspersed with three different yoga poses: plow pose, wheel pose, and cobra pose.

In this workout, you'll start off with a round of front squats, then do the plow pose before moving on to your next round of front squats, and so on. Integrating these stretches with the front squat—which will hammer your quads and glutes—will keep your muscles limber and your form better as you make the most of legs day.

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 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat the entire circuit for 2 to 3 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 56 The front squat and yoga pose combination circuit (do 2-3 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

Plow Pose You'll need: No Equipment How to
How To Do A Plow Pose thumbnail
-- sets
30 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

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

Exercise 4.

Wheel Pose You'll need: No Equipment How to
How To Do A Wheel Pose thumbnail
-- sets
30 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 5.

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

Exercise 6.

Cobra Pose You'll need: No Equipment How to
How To Do A Cobra Pose thumbnail
-- sets
30 sec. reps
0 sec. rest
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