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Complex training for fitness

A popular new method to include in your workouts is complex training. Complex training is going to serve as a replacement for the more traditional cardio sessions that you may have performed in the past.

This type of session will not only increase strength more than running on the treadmill would but it will also prove to likely be much more interesting to do.

In order to do a complex training session, you will require a barbell and a large open space. The central idea is to use movements that flow together really nicely so you can move from one exercise directly into the next with little or no rest in between.

Note that because there are no rest periods implemented in this workout until one full series is complete, you will need to reduce the weight lifted considerably from that that you would do if you were doing a strength workout.

After you complete one series of exercise, then you can rest for one to two minutes before performing them all once again. You should work towards being able to complete three to five full rounds of the planned movements.

Here are a few examples of set-ups you may choose to use. Note that when selecting exercises, you can vary it to how you wish, however for the most part you want to use movements that utilize the highest number of muscle groups at once in order to get the best workout for your time.

  • Bent over barbell row
  • Hang Clean
  • Front Squat
  • Military Press
  • Deadlift

  • Bent legged deadlift
  • Reverse Lunge
  • Snatch
  • Jump Squat

  • Squat
  • Military Press
  • Push Press
  • Jump Lunge
  • Upright Row
It will still be incredibly important when performing these that you ensure you are using proper form so don't overlook that factor. You will need to do so to not only prevent injuries but also to properly target the muscles you are aiming to work.

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