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Gut Wrench Workout
Step onto the mat: Greco-Roman wrestlers swear by this sequence, called the Gut Wrench, says Zach Even-Esh, a trainer at Underground Strength Gym in Edison, New Jersey. "Grapplers explosively push, pull, twist, and squat hundreds of pounds, all at a fast pace," he says. "This series trains them to do just that, which is one reason wrestlers have among the best strength-to-weight ratios in sports." (If you’re looking for more variety in your workouts, sign-up for our Exercise of the Week Newsletter.) For the Gut Wrench, do all these moves as a sequence.
Reps and Sets:
Start a stopwatch, do 1 repetition, and rest for the remainder of 1 minute. In minute 2, do 2 reps and rest for the balance of that minute. In the third minute, do 3 reps and rest for the remainder. Continue adding reps until you can't complete the allotted number of reps in 1 minute. That's 1 set. As a full workout, do enough sets to fill 15 minutes. Or as a fat-burning finisher to a regular workout, do 2 sets. (Search: Fat-burning workouts)
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