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The Drew Brees workout: Train like a champion

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws the ball during the second half of their NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Louisiana September 8, 2013. (REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman)

When I started training Drew Brees in 2004, I put him through a workout unlike any he'd done before. I used new exercises and equipment that made him stronger and leaner and improved his athleticism. Now I'm going to share that better-body blueprint with you. Use this routine to unlock your potential, speed up fat loss, and pack on muscle like a pro.

This program consists of four circuits of three exercises each. For each circuit, do one set of each exercise in succession, resting 20 to 30 seconds between sets. Then rest for one to two minutes. That's one round. 

Do a total of three rounds, and then move to the next circuit. After you've completed all four circuits, burn even more calories by doing sprint intervals. You can do them outside or on a treadmill. They're simple: Sprint for 30 seconds, and then walk for 30 seconds. That's one set. 

Do three sets in week one, then four sets in week two, and then five sets in weeks three and four.

Exercises
Kettlebell Burpee with Shrug

Superband Pulldown

Kettlebell Half Getups

Kettlebell Straight-Leg Deadlift

Superband Squat and Single-Arm Row and Rotation

Kettlebell Bench Press

Overhead Superband Lateral Walk

Superband Band Splitter

Superband Split Squat Anti-Rotation

Superband Overhead Triceps Extension

Superband Hammer Curl

Kettlebell Pushup