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5 Barbell Workouts To Burn Fat Fast

Men’s Fitness
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 17:18

Barbell complexes – workouts where you do multiple moves back to back without putting the bar down – seem simple enough. After all, the weight isn’t heavy – it’s perfectly acceptable to do one with an unweighted Olympic bar. And the rep count isn’t too high. In the instance of our first workout below you only do six reps per exercise. But simple isn’t the same as easy, and despite all that you’re likely to end up in a sweaty heap on the floor at the end of the session.

The reason is that the minimal rest and high volume means that you get through a lot of work in a short period of time. “Think of a 30-rep circuit versus a 12-rep set. Because of the lack of rest, each round becomes more challenging,” says expert Tom Eastham, who provided the first of our four workouts. “Throw in the additional load from the barbell and you have a huge fat-burning potential from these loaded compound movements.”

Barbell Complex 1

Do the exercises in order, performing 12 reps of each without resting or putting the bar down between moves. At the end of the last exercise rest for two minutes, then repeat the...

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