Think you have what it takes to gear up and pass through a military-style bootcamp? You might not be going to basic training, but this simple bodyweight routine will help you to build up strength in your shoulders and chest while maxing out your upper body mobility.
Take on the two circuits, then test yourself with the benchmark workout. If you can't pass the test, drop and give us 20. (Just kidding. Work your way up to a lower and lower score each week!)
Do 2 rounds of this circuit to bulletproof your shoulders. The first move trains shoulder stabilizers; the second warms up your rotator cuffs. Rest 15 seconds after each set.
Do 3 rounds of this circuit. Focus on contracting your back muscles each rep; both moves challenge middle-back, shoulder, and core muscles. Rest 15 seconds after each exercise.
The Benchmark Workout
Do 10 rounds of this circuit. Start with 10 reps of each move; ladder down by 1 each round (so 9 reps of each move in Round 2, and so on). Then check the scorecard below.
How quickly can you crush this circuit?
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The Bergen Review Media Team