3 Moves to Rev Your Metabolism

By: The Editors of Men's Health 


This workout from Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S., M.Sc., the owner of turbulencetraining.com, works your entire body in only three exercises. Complete the sequence, rest 1 minute, and repeat as many times as you can in 15 minutes.


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Dumbbell Split Squat


Step 1

Step 2
  1. Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm's length next to your sides, your palms facing each other. Stand in a staggered stance, your left foot in front of your right, about 2-3 feet apart.
  2. Slowly lower your body as far as you can. Pause, then push yourself back up to the starting position as quickly as you can. Complete the prescribed number of reps with your left foot forward, then do the same number with your right foot in front of your left.
This move works:
Calves, Core, Quadriceps
Photo Credit: Beth Bischoff

Cross-Body Mountain Climber


Step 1

Step 2
  1. Assume a pushup position with your arms completely straight.
  2. Lift your right foot off the floor and slowly raise your right knee toward your left elbow. Return to the starting position, and then raise your left knee to your right elbow. Alternate back and forth for 30 seconds.
This move works:
Abs, Chest, Core, Hamstrings, Hips, Lower Back, Obliques, Quadriceps, Shoulders, Upper Back
Photo Credit: Beth Bischoff

Chinup with Kneeup


Step 1

Step 2
  1. Grab a chinup bar with an underhand grip (palms facing your body).
  2. Do a pullup so your chest reaches the bar, while also raising your knees to your chest. Then slowly lower your body and return to the start. If you can't complete a chinup, simply raise your knees while hanging from the bar.
This move works:
Biceps, Core, Upper Back
Photo Credit: Thomas MacDonald

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