Workout Routines

Today's Workout 27: The high-energy circuit to melt away fat

This rapid-fire circuit workout will get you lean and leave you totally exhausted.

Man Performs Dumbbell Squat Punch Exercise During Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Get ready to sweat.

This high-octane, total-body circuit will make you work hard—really hard—to blast off those extra pounds that might still be sticking around after the holiday binge or one too many barbecues. A starting round of pushup rockets and kettlebell thrusters will get your blood pumping, while back-to-back jumping jacks and dumbbell squat punches will leave your muscles burning.

If you're looking to lean out and get some real definition, look no further—this routine was built for you.


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 5 to 10 rounds.

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

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Today's Workout 27 The high-energy circuit to melt away fat (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Pushup Rocket How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Kettlebell Thruster You'll need: Kettlebells How to
Kettlebell goblet squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Jumping Jack You'll need: No Equipment How to
Jumping Jack thumbnail
-- sets
30 sec. reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Dumbbell Squat Punch You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Man does dumbbell squat punch thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30 sec. rest