There are workouts that leave you tired; some totally fatigue your muscles, while others just manage to leave you covered in sweat.

This four-move routine—which includes punishing back-to-back rounds of dumbbell squat punches, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and high knees—does all three of those.

Incorporate this intense circuit into your weekly fitness regimen, and you'll begin to drop that nagging excess weight and see visible muscle growth and definition.


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 5 to 10 rounds.

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

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