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Rev Up the Burn: Drenched Method Workout

  • Jason Todd

    Break the Board

    After completing this circuit once, repeat it at a quicker pace, as if you were dancing. Do eight circuits total.

    What you'll need: a pair of 2-pound dumbbells or sand weights (shown here: $13, bpp2.com/weights)

    Targets butt and legs

    • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms by sides, holding a weight in each hand.
    • Balancing on left leg, lift right knee to waist level as you raise arms in front of you to chest height, palms down; quickly lower arms to sides (as if pretending to break a board over right knee); return to start.
    • Switch legs and repeat to complete 1 rep. MAKE IT HARDER: Add a hop on standing leg as you lift opposite knee.
    • Do 2 reps.
  • Jason Todd

    Low-High Kick

    Targets butt and legs

    • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a weight in each hand, fists in front of chin.
    • Balancing on left leg, lift right knee to hip level.
  • Jason Todd

    Low-High Kick Step 2

     

    • Quickly tap right toes on floor, then kick right leg forward to eye level. MAKE IT HARDER: Add a hop on standing leg between kicks.
    • Switch legs and repeat to complete 1 rep.

     

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  • Jason Todd

    Block Jab

    Targets back, arms, abs, obliques, and legs

    • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a weight in each hand, fists by chin.
    • Jump, turning 90 degrees to left, and land in a squat with feet wide, hands block?ing chin. Punch forward with left arm and then right, then quickly jab left and right.
    • Jump, turning 180 degrees to right. Punch forward with right arm and then left, then quickly jab right and left to complete 1 rep.
  • Jason Todd

    Full Nelson

    Targets back, shoulders, arms, butt, and legs

    • Stand with feet wide, toes turned out, arms in front of thighs, holding a weight in each hand.
    • Lower into a squat as you swing arms out to sides at shoulder level, palms up; then raise arms overhead, palms facing forward.
  • Jason Todd

    Full Nelson Step 2

     

    • Bend elbows to bring hands in front of chest, rotating wrists so that palms face in, and then extend arms forward at shoulder level.
    • Return to start. Do 2 reps.

     

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  • Jason Todd

    Flying Sumo

    Targets back, shoulders, arms, butt, and legs

    • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a weight in each hand, fists in front of chin.
    • Pivoting on left foot 90 degrees to left (go from facing forward to facing left), step right leg out to side and lower into a wide-legged squat; at the same time, sweep right elbow forward at shoulder level; lower elbow.
    • Remaining in squat, continue pivoting 90 degrees counterclockwise and striking with elbow, until you've completed a full circle (4 steps total).
    • Do 2 reps. Next circuit, pivot on right foot, sweeping left elbow forward in clockwise motion.
    • Switch directions for each new circuit.

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2012.