Workout Routines

Today's Workout 80: The barbell complex to build your entire body

Grab hold of some iron and work your legs, back, and abs to exhaustion.

Today's Workout By Mike Simone: Barbell-Only Circuit
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

This is the workout you do first thing in the morning if you want to attack the rest of the day. It's loaded up with three barbell exercises that'll work some of the most important functional muscle groups in your body: your glutes, hamstrings, abs, back, and biceps. And if you're really feeling ambitious, you can perform each circuit without even letting go of the bar—a true barbell complex that'll have your hands and forearms screaming as well.

In about 30 or 40 minutes—or less, if you're a total monster in the gym—you'll give your entire body a serious pump-up, and jump-start your energy for the day.


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 60 to 90 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.

For more barbell work:

Check out our favorite barbell-only circuit to crush your upper body, our best barbell workout, and our five barbell complex workouts to burn fat and build muscle.

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Today's Workout 80 The barbell complex to build your entire body (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

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

Exercise 3.

Bentover Row You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
60-90 sec. rest