Have you ever challenged your muscles and strength? Can you handle the hardest fitness challenges? Or do you even know one challenging workout routine? If not, then this article will show you challenging workout routines to test your muscular strength while identifying weaknesses. Sounds extreme? Don’t worry because you can start small and advance as you get used to a workout regimen. Let’s get started.
1. Stoked 360
If you are looking to burn fat the serious way while getting some rest in between exercises then try Stoked 360. The series is put together by Kira Stokes, a personal trainer and fitness expert. This type of workout will engage your entire body, where you feel it in all of your muscles.
In this workout routine, you will have to make it through four tough exercises, each one repeated three times before adding another one to the list, until you finish them all.
It’s important to keep going especially when you are in the last minutes of completing each exercise. This is the time when most people get tired and rest. Instead, try to keep going until you complete the set. You can then rest for up to one minute before trying another movement.
With these sort of methods of sculpting, it’s important to stay motivated, one of the ways that helps me is through music and headphones, such as the Jabra Elite 65t.
2. Bodyweight Training
Another hard and intense workout is “Body weight” from Men’s Health that burns stubborn calories.This is perhaps better placed in the category of the WODS without equipment exercise- a workout regime for people with high-intensity jobs.
You don’t need any equipment to do this exercise. You just need to toss around your own bodyweight. It’s an exercise you can do anywhere as long as you have enough space and good ventilation.
Each exercise (divided into three cycles) takes 30 seconds of intense training then you rest for around 15 seconds. Note that the exercise gets more intense as you go for another round.
In the 30 seconds cycle, you will do some single-leg hip thrusts on the left and the right, box squat jumps, mountain climbers. You will then rest for 15 seconds before taking on the second cycle.
In the second cycle, you will do lunges to the left and the right, drop squats, spider mountain climbers, skater jumps, and push-aways then rest again for 15 seconds.
The last cycle involves doing some Bulgarian split squats on the left and the right, squat jumps, burpees, blast-off push-ups, and mountain climbers.
After doing all the cycles, you need to repeat the whole set three times.
3. The Armageddon Workout Routine
Test how much your muscles can endure with the Armageddon workout. With this routine, you can choose to use light weights. However, it’s advisable to make it more intense by working out with heavy weights while you engage your whole body. At the start, the workout is easy on your muscles but the exercises you are required to alternate will start to feel intense quickly.
For experienced lifters, we recommend starting with death-set deadlifts then include more weights to make it more intense and challenging. You need to start with a death-set by doing multiple reps for at least 5 minutes straight.
Once you complete that exercise, proceed to the next one where you perform 20 push-ups and bent-over lateral raises, changing them concurrently at least five times.
Lastly, do some one-minute chin-ups then lunge jumps and keep changing between the two at least 10 times.
4. The Circuit
Designed by Don Wildman, “The Circuit” is not your ordinary workout routine. Wildman was named the world’s strongest man when he was 75 years old.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this workout is a simple one given, that it was developed by an older man. Instead, think of him as an exceptional person. You will be surprised when you start performing the exercise. If you are just getting started with workouts, then this one may be beyond your limits. It is ideal for athletes who undertake rigorous workouts.
The workout routine is also divided into cycles of 16 exercises and you are not supposed to rest between each cycle. The groups also consist of two and four exercises and you are required to take each exercise three times before progressing to the next one until you finish all 16 groups.
5. TRX Suspension Training
If you are looking to sculpt your body, then give TRX suspension training a shot. This workout routine will help you build gigantic muscles. The good thing about this workout routine is that you can do your exercises at home so you don’t have to spend money on a suspension training gym membership.
The workout lets you use your body weight and gravity to test your muscle strength.
6. Six-move Cardio Workout
Another intense workout routine from Men’s Health is the “six-cardio exercise”. It’s a crazy exercise that will drain your energy in just half an hour. After all, a workout routine doesn’t have to last for several minutes of hours- as long as it works out your whole body, even if it takes some seconds.
The Six-move cardio workout is suitable for people with a busy lifestyle. You can just wake up in the morning; do the 30-minutes workout before you head to your workplace.
The workout regime involves performing six tough cardio-rigorous exercises that engage your entire body including your heart.
During this workout regime, you will do the following exercises:
- At least 25 sled pushes.
- Battle ropesforat least 20 seconds
- 10 kettlebell swings.
- Skater jumpsforat least 20 seconds
- A dumbbell farmers walk for at least 25 yards.
Each exercise takes one minute before you can rest for the remaining seconds.
Once done, you need to repeat the six cardio exercises multiple times to make it a 30 complete session.
These are among the most challenging workout routines out there. There are many workout regimens but we found these six to be muscle-intensive and tough. Give each one a shot and see how you feel the next day. If you haven’t tried them before, then be prepared for some much-deserved, delayed onset muscle soreness!