Workout Routines

The 3-move wedding workout to look great in a suit—whether you're the groom or not

This rapid-fire routine will burn fat and build muscle in all the right places to help you fill out the jacket and tighten up your abs.

Men Get Ready for a Wedding
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Sean Murphy / Getty
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

How many wedding invites do you have magnetized to your fridge right now? We'd venture to guess at least one given the fact that August, September, and October are among the most popular months to tie the knot.

So whether you’re walking down the aisle yourself, acting as a groomsman for your buddy, or are just a guest at the wedding of your old college roommate, you’ll most likely have to rock a suit in the coming weeks and months. And if the wedding is sooner rather than later, here are the best made-for-muscle wedding suits.

But almost as important as securing the perfect outfit is getting your physique suit-ready. This compound movement workout, created by Derek DeGrazio of Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach, will help you do just that.

How it works

“Each of these moves is comprised of a lower-body move and an upper-body move to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, not to mention a killer core workout too,” says DeGrazio. “When you perform a compound move using your legs and your upper body together, you’ll work your core much more since it must be engaged, so it's like a freebie for your abs.”

DeGrazio also chose the moves in this routine with the body parts you'll want to show off in a suit in mind. The squat/press, for example, will sculpt your quads and glutes to look good in your pants, and build your shoulders so they will fill out the jacket.


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 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for three rounds.

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

The 3-move wedding workout to look great in a suit Burn fat and build total-body muscle

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

Dumbbell Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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3 sets
10 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest
At the bottom of each lunge, perform a dumbbell curl.

Exercise 3.

Upright Row You'll need: Barbell, Dumbbells, Kettlebells How to
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3 sets
10 reps
30 sec. rest