GB powerlifting champ Rob Rees takes you through a simple workout to ramp up the number of reps you can manage.

“This is two circuits of three exercises, each one taking 15-25 minutes depending on how many rounds are done,” says PerformancePro coach Rob Rees.

“Each circuit starts with a lower rep compound exercise, followed by a moderate rep hypertrophy exercise, then a higher rep conditioning/power endurance movement.

“Alternate week to week by increasing either load or number of rounds performed. It’s a full-body programme aimed at developing strength endurance and work capacity.”

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Circuit 1

4-6 rounds, 30-60 secs rest between exercises

  • Romanian deadlift x 6-8 reps
  • Incline dumbbell bench press x 10-12 reps
  • Kneeling medicine ball slam x 12-15 reps

Circuit 2

3-6 rounds, 30-60 secs rest between exercises

  • Barbell bench press x 6-8 reps
  • Rear foot elevated split squat x 10-12 reps
  • Kettlebell swing x 12-15 reps

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