Full Body Burnout

It’s cutting season! Winter is almost over. Summer is just a few months away. You’ve been building muscle all winter, time to shred those extra lbs to reveal your hard work. Put down that heavy weight and focus on hitting failure in your workouts. My favorite way to way to shred is by doing a combination of pyramid and burnout sets for my lifts. I start with 20 reps. Then I go up, adding 10lbs every set until 20 reps is unattainable. Once I peak, I work my way back down in one burnout set. I start with my peak weight but rep it until failure. Then drop about 10-20 lbs and rep it until failure… continue this pattern until the weight is gone or you muscles turn to jelly. It’s quick and effective.

You can apply pyramid/burnout sets to any exercise. For weight loss, focus on full body workouts and supersets.

Squat 4×20, 1x until failure

Bench 4×20, 1x until failure

Deadlift 4×20, 1x until failure

Row 4×20, 1x failure

Adduction/Abduction 4×20, 1x failure

Lat Pulldown 4×20, 1x failure

Cable Rotations 3×20, 1x failure

Valentine’s Day Partner Workout

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hopefully your significant other got you protein bars instead of chocolate! 😉

Instead of celebrating the traditional way, take your better half to the gym for a couple’s workout session. Have them follow one of your routines or you can steal my favorite partner exercises…

Start with a 500m Row

Banded Rotations

Med Ball Pass

Plank Taps

Finish with a 500m Row

Then enjoy the rest of your day however you choose to celebrate!

Super Bowl Circuit

You gotta hand it to the Patriots for making the greatest comeback of 2017. I love football games that get your heart rate going! But a little excitement isn’t enough to burn off all the pizza and wings consumed in the process.

The gym is slammed so I’m hitting the field to get this workout done without any interruptions. If the weather isn’t permitting you can complete this indoors as well 🙂

3 rounds/1 minute each 😛

Burpees->Flutter Kicks->Crunches->Jumping Jacks->Squat Pulses->Pushups->Lunges->Plank

Break a sweat!