“10 of the Toughest” Exercises = Full Body “Tough” Workout

bodybuilder with big muscle massThis is a great 1-off workout to do any time or do it 3 times per week.

It’s comprised of 10 very tough exercises designed to increase strength, stability, coordination and endurance … excluding clean & presses and deadlifts (2 very tough exercises and obvious picks).


  • Sets: 3 for each exercise.  Do 3 sets for one exercise, then move on to the next exercise.
  • Reps: 10.  Increase weight once achieve 10+ reps.
  • Schedule:  Do 2 to 3 times per week OR do it as a one-off full body shocker workout.  If you do it 2 to 3 times per week, take one day off in between workouts.
  • Rest:  60 seconds in between sets.


  1. Overhead squat
  2. Balance push up (double push up)
  3. Kettlebell Shoulder Press Step Ups
  4. Side-to-Side Pull Up
  5. Squat Alternating DB Shoulder Press
  6. Dips
  7. Hanging Leg Raises
  8. Turkish Get Up
  9. Pike for Abs
  10. Side Bridge and Abduction

Video Demonstrations of 10 of the Toughest Exercises

1.  Overhead squat

2.  Balance push up (double push up)

3.  Kettlebell Shoulder Press Step Ups

4.  Side-to-Side Pull Up

5.  Squat Alternating DB Shoulder Press

6.  Dips

7.  Hanging Leg Raises

8.  Turkish Get Up

9.  Pike for Abs

10.  Side Bridge and Abduction

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