Circuit-Style Workout:

I’m a huge fan of workouts that absolutely crush you in less than 25 minutes. By the end of this one, you’ll feel like you’ve just lost a gladiator battle. Despite the fact that everyone absolutely hates it, Circus Maximus is so effective that the guys at the gym have been doing this workout for as long as I can remember.


Do the workout as a circuit. Start with the dumbbell front squat push press (use 30-pound dumbbells), then do the pushups, followed by the deadlifts (use a 135-pound barbell). That’s 1 round. Do 12 rounds.

1. Dumbbell Front Squat Push Press: 12 Reps

2. Pushup: 12 Reps

3. Barbell Deadlift: 12 Reps

Rounds: 12

Time: 15 to 25 Minutes