Big Bang For the Buck Workout by Don Saladino Perfect for those looking to get the most out of a quick workout, this total-body routine allows you to get in and out in less than 30 minutes. Structured as a “big bang for the buck workout,” this exercise circuit is made up of non-isolation movements so you are I prefer this routine to be done every other day. On the off days, you can stretch, do cardio or perform playful activity outside. Just make sure it’s enjoyable—that’s the key to consistency, which will result in success in reaching your goals! 30-MINUTE BIG BANG FOR THE BUCK WORKOUT SPLIT SQUATS—10 REPS burning more calories. Most people think that cardio DUMBBELL CHEST PRESS—10 REPS training is the best for burning fat, but this is incorrect. DUMBBELL ROWS—10 REPS Resistance training raises your Basal Metabolic Rate PLANKS—30 SECONDS DUMBBELL ROMANIAN DEAD LIFTS—10 (BMR), meaning you will burn more fat calories at DUMBBELL STANDING SHOULDER PRESSES—10 REPS rest than you would through cardio training. Because LAT PULL DOWNS—10 REPS of the short rest periods in the routine, this circuit becomes your cardio session as well. This type of resistance or weight training is incredibly important for burning fat. No cardio needed! REVERSE CRUNCHES—10 REPS Perform each exercise one after the other with only 15 seconds of rest in between exercises. Try to maintain perfect technique. Once you have completed the reverse crunches, repeat the circuit. How many circuits can you get through in 20 minutes? Once you build up some endurance, try to see how many circuits you can get done in 30 minutes.