Sure, you may have a set of shredded quads or even a ripped six-pack, but do you have the hardcore muscle strength in those areas that goes well beyond aesthetics?

This four-move circuit, which can be completed in just 30 minutes, is the ultimate test of power in your quads, hamstrings, and abs. And if you find your ability to apply explosive force lacking, just incoporate this workout into your weekly routine until you start seeing results.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for four to six rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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