PROP UP THE BARBELL
Combine these five full-body lifts into a super fat-fighting complex
Shed fat with this barbell complex
Ready for some time at the bar? This complex unites five compound lifts to devastating effect. Do each for the required number of reps (see above), then move on to the next without setting the weight down. Rest after all five moves.
‘Barbell complexes are an effective tool to build muscle and torch fat,’ says coach and former army PTI Steve Kowalenko of W10 Performance (w10performance.com). ‘They’re fun, they’re quick and they elevate your metabolism for longer than traditional cardio. Also, while cardio exercise can increase your levels of cortisol – the hormone responsible for fat storage – this complex releases anabolic hormones, helping you maintain muscle mass.’