This 100-Rep, Muscle-Blasting Dumbbell Finisher Has a Soul-Crushing Catch

David Morton
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Photo credit: Esquire
Photo credit: Esquire

From Esquire

Some workouts get heavy. Some get gassy. But the best training sessions do both and throw a stinging body blow punch to your metabolism while bulking up your mental strength. This week’s Friday Finisher from Faisal Abdalla combines the whole self-improving into a format that is beautiful in its simplicity: you can go hard, or you and go long.

Your goal is to hit 100 reps of dumbbell devil presses. But, at the start of every second minute, you’re doing to drop the weights and bang out 5 burpees before getting back to racking up the number of presses.

Do you slam through as many Devil Presses as you can in each 2 minute window and hope you can hang on before you grind to a cardiovascular halt? Or do you pace them out and take all the burpees on the chin?

Choose your own adventure. Whichever route your career down, you will find a treasure chest of endurance, strength and mental grit waiting for your at the end. See you there.


100 DB Devil Press

Holding a pair of dumbbells by your sides, drop down into a press-up position (A) and perform a burpee. As you begin to stand up from the burpee, use the momentum to swing both of the dumbbells between your legs explosively (B), then up directly overhead (C). Lower the weights under control and repeat.

E2MOM 5 Burpees

Begin every second minute with five chest-to-floor burpees. From standing, plant your hands on the floor and kick your feet back, mimicking a high plank. Now, drop your chest to the floor (A), launch yourself back up into a jump and clap your hands behind your head.

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