Workout Routines

Today's Workout 92: The 4-move circuit to strengthen your legs, back, and abs

Build muscle from the ground up with this circuit—all you'll need is a barbell and a quick 30 minutes.

Today's Workout With Mike Simone: The 4-Move Circuit to Strengthen Your Legs, Back, and Abs
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

This quick-hit routine targets everything below the shoulders—meaning your legs, back, and abs are going to be exhausted by the end of it.

Come to think of it, this workout will hit your shoulders, too.

Start with two deadlift variations—the barbell hack deadlift and stiff-leg deadlift—to simultaneously work your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. A round of overhead lunges will fire up your quads, glutes, hamstrings, as well as your abs and shoulders, while a finishing set of "body saws" will hit your core hard.

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 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more total-body work:

Check out our favorite total-body workout to build maximum muscle, our five-minute full-body blast workout, and our total-body comeback workout plan.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

Today's Workout 92 The 4-move circuit to strengthen your legs, back, and abs (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Barbell Hack Deadlift You'll need: Barbell How to
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10 reps
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Exercise 2.

Stiff-leg Deadlift
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10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Overhead Lunge You'll need: Barbell How to
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10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Body Saw You'll need: Sliding Discs How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest
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