The squat combo routine to build strength

The squat combo routine to build strength
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YOU MAY THINK this total-body, squat-focused workout seems simple at first glance—and you’d be right.

It is simple—just a few rounds of overhead lunges and two variations on the traditional squat—but it’s also one of the most intense strength-building routines you’ll face this week. The overhead lunges will tax your total-body strength and coordination—especially your shoulders—while each bout of squat-to-curl-to-press will leave no muscle fibers unscathed. We’ll bet that by the end of this routine, you and your muscles (especially your legs) will be simply exhausted.

Directions

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 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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The squat combo routine to build strength (do 5-10 rounds)

1. OVERHEAD LUNGE

Reps: 10 How to

Perform this exercise with dumbbells.

2. SQUAT AND CURL AND PRESS

Reps: 10 How to

3. SQUAT

Reps: 10 Rest: 30 sec. How to

Perform the squat movements rapidly, with no rest in between reps.


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