Tip: Test Your Metabolic Manhood

This challenging workout might just kill you. But what doesn't kill you... well, you know the rest.


This simple routine will ramp up your strength and muscle growth. It'll also build your work capacity while testing your metabolic manhood.

Trap Bar Deadlift & Carry

  1. Set up a trap bar with a minimum of 1.5 times your bodyweight. You can go heavier, but keep it on the lighter side the first time you try it. You'll be holding the bar for over a minute, so if you're not accustomed to carrying, it'll hurt.
  2. Start by doing 5-10 deadlifts depending on the weight you choose, then carry it 50 meters and knock out 5-10 more deadlifts.

Now, you could stop there. In fact, you probably should. But if you're looking for an even tougher challenge (and you have a sled handy), rest 15 seconds to partially recover and go right into a fast push.

Rest 2-3 minutes and repeat until you can no longer feel your hands or face.

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Mike Over is an NASM Master Trainer and owner of Over-Achieve Fitness in Pennsylvania where he works with hundreds of everyday gym goers and athletes of all levels, both in person and remotely.

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