A trim, shapely physique is the one goal that simply holds universal appeal. But it’s not so simple to achieve it because it requires a balance of muscle work and burning fat in order to reach that “just right” result: neither heavily muscled nor lacking definition.
That means the kind of work you’d put in to build muscle is too much load—you’re better off pairing movement that requires some muscle with movement that elevates your metabolism. That’s what this workout is designed to do. The combination ensures muscle mass retention and elevation of your metabolism to the point at which it’s burning stored fat and not just the carbs from your pre-workout snack.
- Perform 12 to 15 reps of each movement before moving on to the next in each pair.
- Perform each pair as a superset, twice, before moving on to the next superset pairing.
- Perform the entire circuit of supersets two or three times.
- Choose weight that’s heavy enough to create fatigue but not total exhaustion.