This quick-hit routine targets everything below the shoulders—meaning your legs, back, and abs are going to be exhausted by the end of it.

Come to think of it, this workout will hit your shoulders, too.

Start with two deadlift variations—the barbell hack deadlift and stiff-leg deadlift—to simultaneously work your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. A round of overhead lunges will fire up your quads, glutes, hamstrings, as well as your abs and shoulders, while a finishing set of "body saws" will hit your core hard.


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 4 to 6 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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