FULL BODY WORKOUT: “COMPLEX”

IT'S JUST NOT THAT COMPLICATED

WHAT IS A  “COMPLEX” ?

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It’s a series of movements, usually on the order of 6-10, with no rest between each movement. In essence, you’ll pick up a barbell or a pair of dumbbells and you won’t put the weight down until all movements are finished.

Grab one of these, but NO weight plates needed:

BARBELL

So here’s a COMPLEX that I like from Jason Feruggia, fellow CPT…

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FERRUGGIA’S TIMED COMPLEX

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“For those of you who’ve never done complexes, get ready for a whole new in-the-gym experience!” says Jason Ferruggia.

The goal of this complex is speed. Start a timer and perform it once through, 6 reps for every movement. The next time you perform it, try to beat that time.

Guys start with a 45 lb bar. Ladies start with 25 lb bar, or a pair of light dumbbells for this one.

After a few workouts and improved times, add load.

Deadlift

Hang Clean

Front Squat

Hang Snatch

Overhead Squat

Front Press

Bentover Row

Romanian Deadlift

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Will you step up your game and give this COMPLEX a try sometime? This particular complex is just one example. There are many, and I encourage you to look into them. They beat the heck out of that piece of cardio equipment you always use 😉

Please post your times, loads, and comments below.

Be Well,

Maximillian Barry

Where Nutrition & Fitness Becomes a Lifestyle

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