This quick-hit, high-intensity circuit is the ultimate two-for-one special when it comes to building muscle in your legs and shoulders.

There's just two things you'll need to do. First, pick up a set of dumbbells. Second, trash any excuses you have for skipping this routine. It's time to get to work.


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.

For more legs and shoulders work:

Check out our favorite 60-minute, legs-and-shoulders-crushing workout, our 30-minute circuit to attack your shoulders and legs, and our seven squat variations to build muscular legs.

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