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This GR8 Strength Training Workout Doubles as Cardio [Video]

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If you’re looking to get the most out of your gym sesh, but are crunched for time, you need to try this workout that doubles as a strength training and cardio routine. It’s the ultimate way to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. A workout made in heaven, one might even say, though it’s certainly not easy.

If you’re dedicated, watch the video below to get a feel for the routine. Then, keep reading for a step-by-step run down.

The Total Body Workout

The key to building strength while also burning fat is the combination of using resistance while simultaneously raising your heart rate. Alternate the following exercises for GR8 results.

Jump Squats

Jump squats are not for the faint of heart, but they’re sure to get your heart pumped up while you strengthen your lower body. To get started, get into regular squat form, tighten up your core, and then jump as high as you can. When your feet hit the floor again, get back into traditional squat formation.

Do these in three sets of ten.

Exercise Ball Push-ups

After you’ve finished your jump squats, it’s time to work out your upper body muscles while continuing your cardio. For this routine, do ten reps of push-ups with your feet and lower legs balanced on an exercise ball.

Repeat for two more reps.

V-Ups

Okay, you’ve targeted your lower and upper body muscles, now it’s time to work your core. You’re probably sweaty by now, so pause and take a drink of water if you haven’t yet. Now get ready for some V-ups. To start, lay on your back with your arms and legs slightly raised off the floor. Engage your core and rise so that your fingertips touch your toes, before lowering to the starting position.

Do these in three sets of ten.

A Workout That’s Fast and Efficient

If you’re looking to get in and out of the gym and wrap-up your workout routine as quickly as possible. The routine above is a GR8 way to accomplish your goal. Get in your strength training for the three major muscle groups and rev your heart rate for the ultimate fitness experience.

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Anne is a GR8NESS Contributing Writer, covering mental health, self-development, body, health, and pet care. She believes that self-betterment comes from addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and soul. When she’s not writing, you will definitely find her giving her dog belly rubs and reading the first half of every book she buys.
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