The Bodyweight Workout That Will Send Your Metabolism Soaring – Men’s health UK

Posted: February 20, 2020 at 7:44 pm

If you use it correctly, you bodyweight is the ideal tool for burning fat. This gym-free session, designed by Ross Edgley and extracted from The World's Fittest App, the higher reps and minimal rest will push up your heart rate for maximum fat burning. There is no time to waste, so let's get to it.

1A) Bench Toe Taps: 20 reps, go straight to next move

All you need for this four-move circuit is a flat bench, box, chair or even a step. You're kicking things off with some fancy footwork. Start with one foot on the bench.

Now hop up with the other foot as you simultaneously hop down with the other. Then alternate to tap your feet onto the bench as fast as you are able. Go straight to the next move.

1B) Bench Dips: 10 reps, go straight to next move

As soon as you've finished your Bench Toe Tap, spin around and place your hands on the bench. Keep your feet flat on the floor and bend your knees slightly.

Flex at the elbow to bring yourself down towards the ground, until you feel a good stretch in your triceps. Push hard through your hands to bring yourself back to the start. Go straight to the next move.

1C) Lateral Step-Overs: 20 reps, go straight to next move

Jump back up again and stand to the right side of the bench, with your left foot on top. Push through your left heel and raise your body up onto the bench.

Touch down on the bench with your right foot, while hopping your left foot down to the other side. Drive back up and repeat, alternating each rep. Go straight to the next move.

1D) Bulgarian Split Squats: 20 reps, rest 60 seconds, then go back to the Bench Toe Taps. Do 3 circuits

Finally, spin around to face away from the bench, with one foot resting on the bench behind you. The top of your foot should be in contact, rather than your toes. Squat with your standing leg until the knee of your trailing leg almost touches the floor.

Then push through your front foot to stand back up. Do 10 reps on one side and then switch to the other. Rest for 60 seconds and then start the circuit again with 1A Bench Toe Taps. Do 3 circuits in total.

2) Jumping Lunge 30-20-10 reps, rest as little as possible...

Your fat-burning finisher is as simple as it is fiendish. You're going to do 30 reps, then 20, reps, then 10 reps - your aim is to complete each set without stopping. And to rest as little as possible between sets.

Lunge forward with one leg, until your back knee touches the ground. Then push hard through the front leg to spring up, switching your feet in mid-air to land with your other foot in front. Sink into the lunge and repeat. And repeat. And repeat...


From the team at Mens Health UK and athlete-adventurer Ross Edgley, The World's Fittest App puts 4 individual 12-week training plans at your fingertips. They have been designed using simple moves each with an easy-to-follow video demonstrations and only basic gym kit. All the plans are based on sports science fundamentals to make you fitter, leaner, stronger and faster, whatever your starting point and whatever your goal. Available on iOS and Android, start transforming your fitness today. It's the best day to start.

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