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The Best Bodyweight Workout of All Time

Build functional strength, flexibility, and endurance with this full-body workout plan.
Beth BIschoff

Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This bodyweight workout is the answer. And since it's pretty much equipment-free, you can use it to whip yourself into shape pretty much anywhere. It'll work just as well outside on a summer day or in a bare-bones garage gym.

Here's the best part: You'll not only burn fat and build muscle with just three exercises, you'll also learn one of the secrets that street gymnasts use to bang out dozens of pullups and dips: the 10-to-1 method.

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The circuit we’ve designed here doesn’t let up. When you train any squat variation, plus the pullup and the dip, you work nearly every muscle in your body, and your heart will race to supply them with blood and oxygen. Performing a decreasing number of reps—10 to 1—helps you keep the workout going even as you get fatigued. It'll also get you leaner, and build the endurance that'll build the fitness you need to rattle off a high number of reps in one shot. Plus: Feel free to use this workout to win bar bets about how many pullups you can do.


The 101 Best Workouts Of All Time is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a fully-stocked supergym to a pair of mismatched dumbbells in your garage, or nothing but your body weight alone, you can build muscle, lose fat, and sculpt the physique you've always wanted.



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