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Squat Circuit

March 4, 2014

Today was a weights day at the gym and since my arm recovery is still a work in progress I decided to get creative and create a compound movement circuit.  This is HEAVY on the squats and lighter on the upper body. You can adjust it to your needs by increasing the weight that you’re holding and decreasing the amount of squats.

I used a 15lb kettlebell and a 12lb body bar (one of those weighted straight bars).

Squat w/ overhead press (kettlebell)
Sumo squat w/ upright row (kettlebell)
Modified deadlift (body bar) – finish this move on your tip toes and pull the bar into your chest
Squat w/ curl (body bar)

If you want to make it just a wee bit harder, throw in a 30 second wall sit at the end of the circuit. I only managed to do this for the first two sets.

Perform fifteen reps of each movement, one right after the other for a complete circuit. Complete four sets of the entire circuit with 30-60 seconds of rest between sets. By the time you’re done you will have squatted 240 times. Not too shabby!

Curious on correct form? Check out the graphic below. I saved this from another site…wish I knew which one so I could give it credit.  If you know, please let me know and I’ll update!


From → Weights, Working Out

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