This 20-Minute Workout Takes Just 2 Movements to Obliterate Your Legs

Brett Williams, NASM
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Photo credit: Courtesy of Bobby Maximus
Photo credit: Courtesy of Bobby Maximus

From Men's Health

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We're all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn't mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men's Health, we're using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we've done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that's just the start. We're also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.

Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men's Health Maximus Body book, hosted the latest session. Maximus makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal—so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.

"Don't get it confused: Simple doesn't mean easy," Maximus says. Today's workout couldn't be much simpler—it's only two movements, and you've probably done them before. But the session is hard. You'll mix an adjusted EMOM protocol, where you perform a prescribed number of reps in a set period of time (30 seconds, in this case), with longer active rest periods.

Just make sure you're focused on how you perform the reps, even when you're tired. "If you're going to do anything that involves a score or a count, you have to have perfect form," Maximus says. "Your count doesn't mean shit if you have garbage form."

Bobby Maximus' Burpee and Squat 20-Minute Session


Rounds are 2 minutes each. Perform 5 burpees in the first 30 seconds of the round. For the remaining 90 seconds, perform as many bodyweight squats as possible, counting as you go. Repeat for 10 total rounds.

Stay up to date with our workouts every single weekday at 12 p.m. ET. Want to keep up with the sessions you've missed? Check out the whole collection here.

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