Workout Routines

Today's Workout 35: The total-body circuit to develop muscle mass

Hit every major muscle group in this full-body workout to cut weight and bulk up.

Man Does Single-Arm Lawnmower Dumbbell Row
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

Whether you've given up on your New Year's resolution to bulk up or you've simply gotten lazy, now's the time to get off the couch and back into the gym.

And if you're not sure where to start, we've got a solution: This full-body, mass-building workout that's pretty much guaranteed to jumpstart your fitness goals.

Take on 10 rounds of this punishing routine—back-to-back walking lunges, single-arm rows with partial lunges, and alternating shouder taps—and you'll be well on your way to becoming that ripped guy at the gym.


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 35 The total-body circuit to develop mass (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Walking Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 (each side) reps
-- rest
Perform this exercise holding dumbbells directly over your head, arms extended.

Exercise 2.

Single-Arm Row With Partial Lunge You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest
Instead of a barbell, perform this exercise with a dumbbell.

Exercise 3.

Alternating Shoulder Taps How to
Alternating Shoulder Taps thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
30 sec. rest