The “Recovery” Workout to Do in Between Intense Training Programs

Sometimes you need a little R&R. But you don’t want to stop hitting the gym altogether and risk forfeiting all your hard-earned muscle gains and fat loss. It’s a common dilemma, but we’ve got the solution. Above is a video demo of day five from The 21-Day Transition program. This special program from the newly updated 21-Day Shred is designed to be done after completing a hardore program like the Original Shred. Afterwards, you’ll be recovered and ready to push your limits once again, without risking injury or overtraining. 

Click here to get your copy of the expanded and improved version of The 21-Day Shred, plus The Shred Series workouts. For more info on the program, go to MensFitness.com/Shred.

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1. TRAP-BAR DEADLIFT
Sets: 3, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 sec.

2. DUMBBELL ROMANIAN DEADLIFT
Sets: 3, Reps: 8-10, Rest 60 sec.

3. DUMBBELL BENCH PRESS
Sets: 3, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 sec.

4. DUMBBELL FLYE
Sets: 3, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 sec.

5. DUMBBELL OVERHEAD PRESS
Sets: 3, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 sec.

6. PLANK
Sets: 3, Reps: to failure, Rest: 60 sec.