Need an effective way to work out your whole body? Metabolic resistance training is your saviour. This approach is an effective way to torch calories with just an 18-minute workout, especially if you complete a 50-10 circuit.
The Total-Body Muscle Tremor (check it out in the video below) does exactly that. You’ll work through six tough movements that hit your whole body, performing each move for 50 seconds followed by a 10-second break. Trust us, you’ll need every moment to recover, so make the most of your rest periods.
Cycling between non-competitive exercises lets you to keep the rest short to maximise intra-workout calorie burn.
And by using resistance training exercises instead of classic cardio (who needs running anyway?), there’s a larger muscular and oxygen demand which will also elevate your post-workout metabolism.
Here’s a list of all the muscles this short workout hits:
- Goblet drop squat: lower body, core, and upper back
- Changing-grip pushup: chest, triceps, shoulders, and core
- Reverse lunge dumbbell transfer: legs and hips
- Row morning: back, glutes, and hamstrings
- Rolling guard: core and active recovery
Do 3 to 5 rounds of this circuit for an 18 to 30-minute routine that torches flab and leaves every muscle reeling (in the best way possible, of course).
This article was originally published on menshealth.com