Hugh Jackman Raves About This 7-Minute Exercise That Builds Muscle and Strips Fat

If you’re in a time-crunch, here’s how you can emulate his success

Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman has long stood-out as one of cinema’s most-ripped leading men. When you’re signed on to play a muscular mutant for multiple movies, it kinda comes with the territory. That’s why we’ve made him a Men’s Health cover man in the past, and why we continue to follow his fitness journey to this day.

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Recently, Jackman took to his personal Facebook account to share a breakthrough he made in the gym, after crushing 2000 meters on the rowing machine in just 7 minutes. As he points out, rowing is great exercise for stripping fat that you can do when you’re crunched for time.

And, if you know anything about us, then you know we agree with Hugh on this one.

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“It’s a total-body workout that uses most of the muscles in your body during every stroke with little to no impact,” Lisa Niren, an ACE-certified group fitness instructor and CITYROW trainer told us in March. “It burns fat while providing extreme cardiovascular fitness and ridiculous muscular endurance.”

So, if you’re interested in replicating his success on the rowing machine, check out these four rowing exercises that burn fat and build muscle.

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