5 Finishing Touches for Any Workout

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If you’re the type to show up to the gym and hit the weights fast, with minimal rest between sets, it’s important to finish your workout properly rather than think “I’m sweating, that’s good enough” and leave the gym early. Getting through two-three exercises is better than none, but adding a finisher circuit will ensure you make gains in the long-term.

Add one of these five fat-burning circuits to your next workout to finish strong, and improve upon your weaknesses.

Finisher #1: Legs


Do 3 sets. No rest between exercises (exercise A4 is the rest).

Workout finisher

A1) Reverse lunge from A 4” box
Reps: 10 
A2) Single-leg hip bridge
Reps: 10
A3) Kettlebell swings
Reps: 15
A4) Deep squat hold
Rest: 30 seconds
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, and toes straight ahead. Drop into a deep squat, and hold onto something in front of you. Round your spine, and breathe deep into your belly and back.

Finisher #2: Arms

Do 3 sets. No rest between exercises.

Workout finisher

A1) Dumbbell chest-supported row
Rest: 30 seconds
A2) Dumbbell bicep curls
Rest: 30 seconds
A3) Band pressdown
Rest: 30 seconds

Finisher #3: Upper-body


For A1 and A2, do 8 reps on your first set, then 7, then 6…all the way down to one each. No rest between exercises. For B1 and B2, do two sets without resting between exercises.

Workout finisher

A1) Feet-elevated TRX pushups
A2) Pullups
B1) Farmers carry
Duration: 30 seconds
B2) Waiter’s walk
Duration: 15 seconds each arm

Finisher #4: Abs


Do 3 sets. Rest for 30 seconds after each circuit.

Workout finishers

A1) Ab-wheel rollout
Reps: 10 (at the last rep, hold the final position for 20 seconds)
A2) Deadbugs
Reps: 10 (each side)

Finisher #5: Fat-loss


Work 15 seconds. Rest 15 seconds. Do five rounds.

Workout finisher

A1) Front squat to push press
Grab two dumbbells, and hold them by your chin. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and squat by sitting backward. Drive through your heels, and press the dumbbells overhead as you rise.
A2) Kettlebell swing

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