Do you need an exercise you can perform when you’re in a hurry that still allows you to get a full body workout safely and effectively?
One of my favorites is the Squat Curl Press, combining the squat, biceps curl and overhead press into a single exercise that I describe in my video.
Couple that with another movement directed at your core or some kind of pushing exercise, and you’ll have a complete workout in just four cycles of two exercises.
I like using the sumo squat stance when performing this exercise because it allows me to have a more vertical trunk angle and it’s a more natural position for lifting objects
Before you get started, remember to take these things into account:
- Make sure you warmup properly. Be sure to time your breathing to the movement.
- Be aware of any pain and don’t do it if you’re not feeling it or just aren’t ready for this kind of workout.
- If it’s hard for you to squat all the way down due to knee problems, just start in the range of motion you can do safely and without pain.
- Use weights that allow you perform anywhere from 26-30 reps. That’s another way to ensure it’s safe to keep breathing!
I’ll show you how to use the squat curl press exercise as a work-in/breathing and pumping exercise too.
If you’re curious about learning more about my approach to functional exercises, I encourage you to check out my Gym Instructor video series and my book, Movement That Matters.
Love and chi,