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Time is precious. Especially if you’re hitting the gym on a lunch break or squeezing a workout session into a hectic schedule. For max gains in strength without wasting time fighting fatigue, do full-body, compound moves first and tackle harder exercises before less strenuous ones.

The Takeaway: After a warm up, do the most strenuous exercises before stamina flags.

Make It Happen Like a Greatist: Lunge from station to station to keep quads, hamstrings, and glutes burning between sets.

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