This 400-Rep Lower-Body Challenge Will Fire Your Metabolism And Smoke Calories - MensHealth

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This 400-Rep Lower-Body Challenge Will Fire Your Metabolism And Smoke Calories - MensHealth

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Our latest bodybuilding session was all about T-shirt muscle. But today we’re targeting every muscle south of your pecs for a metabolism boosting, leg swelling strength session that will build a set of to stack your upper body pump on top of.

You’re going to be working in a ‘chipper’ format, working your way through all reps of each movement, resting only as necessary to keep form sharp. Once you’ve completed all prescribed reps of an exercise, move directly onto the next.

“These are big, big movements, so caning your way through them in the hopes of ‘making it harder’ is silly,” says Men’s Health fitness editor Andrew Tracey. Just work your way through with the minimum rest, ensuring that each and every rep is top notch. That will be enough, trust me!”

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1) Box Jump x 60

We’re going to get off to an explosive start to prime the body to fire on all cylinders. Stand in front of a box, with your feet hip-width apart (A). Jump on top, landing with both feet as softly as possible, bending your knees slightly to absorb the impact (B). Once at the top, stand up fully by extending your knees and hips. Step backward off the box, one foot at a time.

*If you don’t have a box or a surface to jump to, sub in explosive squat jumps

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2) Reverse Lunges x 70

After your final step off of the box, grab a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells, stand tall and take a breath (A). This time, take a long step backward with one leg, bending your front knee until your back knee touches the ground (B). Now, stand back up explosively, pause, then repeat with your other leg.

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