Workout Routines

Today's Workout 72: The 2-move descending rep scheme circuit to get lean

Make it through to the final round of this sweat-drenching, total-body routine and you'll be on your way to dropping weight and building muscle.

Man Does Renegade Row Exercise During Total-Body Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 2
Equipment Yes

The first set in this descending rep scheme circuit will seem easy. By the third set you might even start to break a little bit of a sweat.

But by the final round? You'll be thoroughly exhausted, both physically and mentally.

This workout is a challenge, no question—but it's straightforward, and, because it only requires a set of dumbbells, you can do it just about anywhere.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit with a descending rep scheme. Each circuit has 10 rounds. In the first round, you'll do each exercise back-to-back for 10 reps, then rest for 90 to 120 seconds. The next round, you'll do each exercise for 9 reps, then rest; next, do each exercise for 8 reps, etc., until you've gone through 10 total rounds. That's one circuit. Repeat the whole circuit for 2 or 3 total circuits.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods. You may also complete just 1 circuit, or more than 3, if you feel up for it.

For more fat-burning work:

Check out our perfect 24-hour day for fat loss, our 21 best bodyweight exercises to lose weight and burn fat, and our five fast bodyweight workouts for weight loss.

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Today's Workout 72 The 2-move descending rep scheme circuit to get lean (do 2-3 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Renegade Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Dumbbell Thruster You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps
60-90 sec. rest
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