Workout Routines

Today's Workout 94: The barbell-only circuit for rock-solid legs and abs

Load up a bar and take on these three moves to strengthen your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and core.

Today's Workout With Mike Simone: The Front Squat And Yoga Pose Combination Circuit
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

Like this two-for-one chest and back circuit, this barbell-only circuit uses exercises that work to target both your legs and your abs.

Incorporate back-to-back rounds of barbell front squats, barbell reverse lunges, and barbell rollouts into your regular routine, and you'll not only develop stronger quads, glutes, hamstrings, and abs—you'll also see visibly muscled-up results.


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 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 legs and abs work:

Check out our favorite legs and abs workout for training partners, our bodybuilding-style workout for legs, shoulders, and abs, and our 30 best abs exercises of all time.

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Today's Workout 94 The barbell-only circuit for rock-solid legs and abs (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

Reverse Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Barbell Rollout You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest