The best part? You don’t have to spend a ton of time sweating to get great results. With the right weight and proper form, this circuit will only take you four minutes. That’s it. You can do it on its own, or add it as a finisher to a total-body workout to give you more of an upper-body burn. I like to throw it on to the end of a run at the gym.
I first heard about “froggers” from the go-to guy on glutes, Bret Contreras. We ran them in Women’s Health as part of a glute-activation warmup. And yes, while they look sort of ridiculous, after adding them into my regular warmup routine (along with lying clamshells, some standard glute bridges, etc), I was a believer that this move got my butt ready to work.
But secondly, when it comes to your training, you’ll score much better results by taking off the tunnel vision: I used to be someone who, no matter what, always added a few hundred crunches at the end of any workout. It was just my go-to way to wrap things up. And sure, my core felt strong. But, since wising up a bit, I’ve noticed that I can get the same results—if not even better—without a single core-specific exercise.
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