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5 finishing touches for any workout


Sep. 5, 2017 Men's Fitness

If you’re the type to show up to the gym and hit the weights fast, with minimal rest between sets, it’s important to finish your workout properly rather than think “I’m sweating, that’s good enough” and leave the gym early. Getting through two-three exercises is better than none, but adding a finisher circuit will ensure you make gains in the long-term.

Add one of these five fat-burning circuits to your next workout to finish strong, and improve upon your weaknesses.

Finisher #1: Legs

Directions

Do 3 sets. No rest between exercises (exercise A4 is the rest).
A1) Reverse lunge from A 4” box
Reps: 10
A2) Single-leg hip bridge
Reps: 10
A3) Kettlebell swings
Reps: 15
A4) Deep squat hold
Rest: 30 seconds
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, and toes straight ahead. Drop into a deep squat, and hold onto something in front of you. Round your spine, and breathe deep into your belly and back.

Finisher #2: Arms

Directions
Do 3 sets. No rest between exercises.
A1) Dumbbell chest-supported row
Rest: 30 seconds
A2) Dumbbell bicep curls
Rest: 30 seconds
A3) Band pressdown
Rest: 30 seconds

Finisher #3: Upper-body

Directions

For A1 and A2, do 8 reps on your first set, then 7, then 6…all the way down to one each. No rest between exercises. For B1 and B2, do two sets without resting between exercises.

Workout finisher
A1) Feet-elevated TRX pushups
A2) Pullups
B1) Farmers carry
Duration: 30 seconds
B2) Waiter’s walk
Duration: 15 seconds each arm

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