If you want your muscles to show, you're going to have to work off that last layer of flab.

This four-move routine does double duty by incorporating fat-burning cardio moves (mountain climbers and jumping jacks) with muscle-forging weighted exercises (dumbbell side-to-front raises and dumbbell pressouts) to help you shed pounds and reveal lean mass.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 60 to 90 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4–6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more upper-body work:

Check out our favorite 30-minute workout to get 3D shoulders, our 25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time, and our sleeveless T-shirt workout.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.