RX Bikini Bod: The Ladder

Sometimes you want a workout that makes you feel like you are training to be a MMA fighter, or you just happened to gain 6 lbs purely on guacamole and beer consumption after a week in Mexico. (ahem, yours truly) Enter the saving grace, a workout I like to call…The Ladder.

Found on my favorite meathead website, T-Nation:


Do the following circuit for 10 sets in a row, starting at 10 reps for each exercise, then 9 reps each, then 8,7,6,5,4,3,2…and finally 1 rep. No rest.

Use a weight that is slightly challenging, but no too light…and try to get it done as fast as possible. My best time is 23 minutes.

1. Squats

2. Shoulder press

3. Deadlifts

4. Pullups

5. Rollouts

…bring a towel, you gonna get schweaty.

Pic: Fitness Model Diana Chaloux, Photog: David Bickey

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