Signature Workout: The Maximus 500
Circuit Style Workout
“THE MAXIMUS 500”
If there was just one workout that would give you the “Maximus Body,” this 500-rep nightmare is it. In it, you do my favorite exercises of all time at a rapid pace. You work your entire body, and your heart rate goes through the roof, so you see incredible strength, muscle-building, and fat-burning effects. Focus on finishing this workout as quickly as you can while maintaining excellent technique. I’ll often do this workout both before and after a fitness program to help me determine just how much I’ve improved. Do the same: Keep track of your times, and try to improve each time you do it.
Perform the exercises in the order shown. Complete all the prescribed reps of the first exercise, then move on to the next exercise, resting as little as possible. Once you complete the final exercise, you’re done. Try to use a 65-pound barbell for the strict press, a 24-kilogram kettlebell for the goblet squat, a 135-pound bar for the deadlifts, back squats, and bench press, and a 24-inch box for the box jumps.
1. Pull-up: 50 Reps
2. Barbell Back Squat: 50 Reps 3. Barbell Deadlift: 50 Reps
4. Goblet Squat: 50 Reps
5. Barbell Bench Press: 50 Reps 6. Strict Press: 50 Reps
7. Pushup: 50 Reps
8. Ball Slam: 50 Reps
9. Box Jump: 50 Reps
10. Burpee: 50 Reps
Time: 15 to 30 Minutes