Need a quick strength workout, but don't have an hour to spare? This is a problem many face at one point or another. You want to lift, but can't fit in a complete workout with multiple sets per exercise and rest between them.
So you have to make a decision. Do you try to squeeze in something in the limited time you have, or do you do nothing at all? In the spirit of always trying to become a better athlete, we recommend the former. Short workouts can be incredibly productive if done correctly.
Bret Contreras, an exercise physiologist, strength coach and master of glute development, has a solution. In a recent Instagram post, he details a five-exercise workout that includes only one set per exercise performed for a high number of reps. Best of all, it takes only 20 minutes to complete.
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Here's the workout, which Contreras demonstrates in the video below at high speed.
Goblet Squat - 100 pounds x 20
Dumbbell Military Press - 50 pounds x 20
Deficit Stiff-Leg Deadlift - 225 pounds x 20
Seated Row - 120 pounds x 20
Frog Pump - 100 pounds x 35