Each stance works your lower-body muscles in a slightly different way for a more complete workout.
No equipment needed
You don’t need loaded barbells for a great leg workout. Case in point: This lower-body routine, inspired by the Men’s Health METASHRED EXTREME fitness program, uses just your bodyweight.
The complex has you mix between three different squat stances: parallel, staggered, and split. In terms of difficulty, parallel is the easiest, split is the hardest, and staggered is right in the middle.
Each stance works your lower-body muscles in a slightly different way for a more complete workout. And mixing between stances allows you to work your legs and hips continuously for 3 straight minutes—that gives you a serious muscle and heart pump that will melt fat like crazy!
Here’s how it works:
Perform each move in the order shown for 30 seconds each, with little to no rest between exercises:
Staggered squat, left leg forward
Split squat, left leg forward
Staggered squat, right leg forward
Split squat, right leg forward
Rest 1 minute. That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 5 total rounds.
For more metabolic bodybuilding routines like this and to get back in shape for the New Year, check out the METASHRED EXTREME body transformation program from Men’s Health!