Workout Routines

Today's Workout 97: The no-nonsense circuit to demolish fat

This 30-minute routine will leave your muscles burning and your body drenched in sweat.

Man Does Renegade Row Exercise During Total-Body Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

When it comes to burning fat, measuring how many calories you've burned isn't always the most important aspect of a workout. Sometimes, the best test of a weight-loss circuit is both calorie burn and how much you sweat.

And this rapid-fire routine will leave you positively drenched—if you attack it properly.

We're talking rounds of renegade rows, squat-to-curl-to-presses, overhead lunges, and mountain climbers—with as little rest in between as possible. Together, these total-body moves will get your heart rate elevated, your muscles working hard, and any nagging extra fat eliminated.


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 kettlebell workouts to build total-body strength, our best two-dumbbell workout, and our five toughest TRX exercises for a full-body workout.

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Today's Workout 97 The no-nonsense circuit to demolish fat (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

Squat and Curl and Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

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

Exercise 4.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
20 reps
30-60 sec. rest