If you want to transform your physique for more muscle and less fat, there’s one kind of exercise you need to add to your routine: combinations. Combination exercises marry two exercises into one motion. These are not to be confused with compound exercises, which target more than one muscle group (or more than one joint).
Here’s how it works: These moves combine at least two different exercises into one fluid motion. Now you can target more muscle groups with just one combination exercise — more body parts targeted at once means more calories burned and more muscle-building stimulus on your body.
Read on for the best combination exercises to get the results you desire:
This combination exercise is so effective, it already has its own name. But when you take it apart, it’s basically a pushup, row and plank blended into one fat-torching exercise. Add these to your routine and you’ll take your upper body to a whole new level.
The move: Set two kettlebells or dumbbells about shoulder-width apart. Get into a pushup position with your hands grabbing the handles and your feet wide. Perform a pushup. At the top, row one kettlebell, set it down, then row the other one. That’s one rep. Repeat.