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Raise The Bar With This Five-Move Barbell Workout Routine

Men’s Fitness
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:33

In a barbell complex, you do several moves back to back without putting the bar down, and it’s a fast and effective way to shift body fat while simultaneously building strength. “It is great for perfecting technique because you generally use a lighter weight than if you were simply doing one of the lifts on their own, so you can focus on improving the movement pattern,” says performance coach Tom Eastham (@EasthamsFitness). “As a result it’s great to do a barbell complex as a warm-up before a big lifting session or paired with some short cardiovascular work as a metabolic conditioning circuit. The complex enables you to use your entire body in one set and is harder than it looks, so it’s great to spice up the end of a training session.”

The workout

  1. Deadlift
  2. Bent-over row
  3. Front squat
  4. Overhead press
  5. Back squat

Do ten reps of each exercise in the order stated and move on to the next without putting the bar down. Your aim should be to complete all the moves without resting. Rest for two minutes between rounds and do five rounds in total.

The benefits

  1. Lose fat Doing heavy circuits will get your...

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