This circuit starts out hard (with dumbbell thrusters) and ends even harder (with a grueling round of burpees). Both exercises require explosive force from your lower body in order to power the final upward motion. In between, your legs will get a rest while your core takes the heat with consecutive body saw planks and medicine ball diagonal chops. But don't worry, your entire body will be feeling the burn throughout this punishing series of exercises.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll do each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've completed all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the whole circuit for 5-10 rounds.

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

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