WATCH: The 4-Minute Dumbbell Circuit Workout For Busy Guys

Too busy to go to the gym? All you need is four minutes to sweat like crazy with this short but intense workout.


We’ll get right to the point: You’re busy, but you don’t want your fitness to suffer at the mercy of your calendar. Luckily for you, it doesn’t have to.

There are tonnes of workouts on this very website devoted to this exact cause, each designed to get you in and out of the gym as fast as possible. And now, in a new video series from the MH Rec Room, you’ll get a new 15-minute-or-less workout delivered right into your social feed each week in the form of a quick one-minute video.

Related: The 15-Minute Total Body Workout For Busy People

The dumbbell circuit is shown in the video above—the first in our new Busy Burner series—blazes through four exercises, each done for one minute straight with no rest between exercises.

“It’s geared for the person who’s stressed for time,” says Equinox trainer and Optimum Nutrition athlete Frank Fata, who busted out this circuit during a recent visit to the MH Rec Room.

Related: The Busy Man’s Guide To Staying Trim

Starting with what Fata calls the burpee push up, you’ll hustle from exercise to exercise, moving to a modified renegade row with dumbbell thruster, followed by mountain climbers, and finally a split lunge. Watch the video above to see Fata demonstrate each move with perfect form. Again, each exercise should be done for one minute with no breaks between moves. For those keeping count at home, that’s four minutes total. That’s less time than it takes some guys to change into their gym clothes.

Got more than four minutes to spare? (We’re jealous.) Fata suggests doing three rounds of this circuit with a minute of rest between rounds.



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