Get ready to claw your way through this intense, muscle-building workout. 

With this 5-move circuit, the barbell is going to become your new favorite gym buddy. You'll start with a burst of hang cleans and won't put the weight down 'til you've finished off the round with sumo deadlift high pulls. Your muscles may hate you during this routine, but we can pretty much guarantee you'll love the results. 


You'll complete 4 sets and increase the weight with each set. Perform all 5 movements in succession, taking 2 minutes of rest between sets.

Wyatt Krueger, a CrossFit Level-1 coach, owner of CrossFit Amherst, and expert contributor to Men's Fitness and HUMANFITPROJECT, demonstrates the moves.

This routine is part of our video feature on the 10 kickass CrossFit-inspired workout challenges to test your limits. Check out the whole series here.