Workout Routines

Today's Workout 112: Squat, row, and raise your way to lean total-body muscle

This four-move circuit only requires a set of dumbbells and a quick 30 minutes—so you've got no excuses.

Today's Workout with Mike Simone: 10-Minute Circuit to Push the Limit
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

In this fat-burning, muscle-building circuit, you're going to pick up a pair of dumbbells and hang on to those suckers until you hit the ground for a final set of core-burning leg raises.

You'll start with a set of weighted jump squats, before dropping the dumbbells and doing a set without weight to work your entire lower body (and your cardio). A quick round of renegade rows will hit your back, biceps, and shoulders, while those leg raises will attack your abs and core strength.


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 four to six rounds.

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

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Today's Workout 112 Squat, row, and raise your way to lean total-body muscle (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Dumbbell Jump Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Exercise: How to Do a Dumbbell Jump Squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Jump Squat You'll need: No Equipment How to
Jump squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Renegade Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Renegade Row thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Leg Raise You'll need: Bench How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest
Perform a hip thrust at the top of each rep, as shown in the video.