Try This Superset Upper Body Finisher Workout for Core and Back

When you’re low on time, moves like this back and core superset can give you a quick muscle challenge.

When you’re low on time, moves like this back and core superset can give you a quick muscle challenge.

Sometimes, the main focus of your workout isn’t going to be a particular muscle group or single-rep goal. Your top concern is going to be getting in as much work as you can in the shortest period of time. If you’re a busy guy, you know the struggle of trying to fit your fitness routine into a jam-packed schedule. Thankfully, you can get a good workout in just 20 minutes, especially if you have a top-notch trainer to help you to lean how to be as efficient as possible.

This quick sequence from expert trainer Mat Forzaglia’s 20-Minute Muscle series, a new program from Men’s Health MVP Premium, gives you the ultimate upper body workout finisher. The superset hits two essential muscle groups, the back and core, which allows you to pull double-duty as you close out your training session. All you need is a single dumbbell and some room to stretch out on the ground.

Perform 3 sets of the superset, resting 30 seconds between each round, to get the most out of your limited time.

12 to 15 reps per side

●Set up in a high plank position, with your feet just outside your shoulders and your hands directly beneath your shoulders. If you’d like, you can elevate one hand on a short raised surface (like a yoga block).

●Grip the dumbbell with the other hand. Squeeze your glutes and core.