The 4-Move Workout That Burns Fat And Builds Muscle At The Same Time
Calibrate this routine to target your goals...

June 8, 2011

You don’t need separate workouts to build strength, pump up muscle and burn fat. All you need is a smart, adjustable circuit like this one from strength and conditioning coach, Mike Boyle. Select your goal and, for the squat and the row use the heaviest weight you can lift for the required reps. This workout burns fat fast!

1. Decline Push-Up

Assume a push-up position, but place your feet on a bench. Your body should form a straight line from your ankles to your head. Bend your elbows and lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. Pause, then push back up quickly.

Related: Take This 3 Minute Push-Up Test To Find Out How Fit You Really Are

2. Bulgarian Goblet Split Squat

Cup the end of a dumbbell with both hands, elbows pointed down. Stand upright with your back foot on a bench. Lower yourself as close to the floor as you can. Pause and then push-up. Do all reps. Switch legs. Repeat.

Related: How to Perfect the Pistol Squat

3. Dumbbell Row

Holding a pair of dumbbells, bend at your hips and knees until your torso is almost parallel to the floor. Let the weights hang, your palms facing behind you. Bend your elbows and pull the weights to the sides of your torso. Pause, then lower them slowly. That’s one repetition.

Related: 10 Ways You Can Use 5kg Dumbbells To Transform Your Physique

4. Barbell Roll-Out

Load a barbell. Kneel and grab the bar with an overhand, shoulder-width grip, shoulders above the bar. Roll the bar forwards, extending your body (don’t let your hips sag.) Use your abs to pull the bar back. That’s one rep.