What is this series? Fast, effective, results-driven workouts. This “Simple Solution Series” (SSS) was created to take the guess work out of your exercise routine and give you practical workouts that can be done just about anywhere with little to no equipment. Using 3-4 movement circuits we will work the entire body in a structured manner while building muscle and burning fat. Who is this for? YOU. Anyone who might be tight on time or money, or not have access to a gym or fancy equipment. Where & when can this be done? These workouts can be done anywhere and at anytime. You have no gym membership and no fancy equipment at home? Just pick one of the workouts in this series and get moving.


RIP Trainer

For this routine, we’re using –> TRX RIP TRAINER We are going to show you three different circuits you can choose from. It’s up to you how you want to design the routine…

  • Perform circuit A for 4-6 rounds, rest 60 seconds between each round…that’s one example.
  • Perform 2-3 rounds of circuit A then 2-3 of B then 2-3 of C for total of six to nine total rounds is another option.

RIP Trainer

Just change up the routine every 4 to 6 weeks to keep things fresh. I will tell you that the circuits are created in terms of difficulty with A being the easiest and C the most challenging, so take this into consideration. Now lets take a look at the movements:

A Circuit
(l) Hip Hinge                     10 reps

(u) Row                               10 reps per side
(m) Rotations                   15 reps per side

B Circuit
(l) Iso-Reverse Lunge    8-10 per side

(u) Paddleboard             10-15 per side
(m) Punches                     15 per side

C Circuit
(l) Plyo Pitchfork           10-15 per side

(u) Jump-Turn-Stick     8-10 per side
(m) Windmill                    10-15 per side


About Doug Balzarini Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).  He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TFW Level 1, TRX instructor training, RIP training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his 2 DVD projects on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” FOX TV show in 2012. For more information please visit www.dbstrength.com.