Circuit training has a special place in my time crunched, unorganized, all over the place heart. Especially when it’s a 20 minute circuit, that leaves you sweaty, tired all over, and feeling like you did a lot more than a 20 minute circuit.
So if you are time crunched, unorganized, all over the place…or just looking for a good new workout to switch things up…voila.
Here you go.
Tools: Dumbbells, a pull up bar, a jump rope or any type of stationary cardio equipment.
Do the following with no rest in between. Using a weight that’s going to be challenging for 6 reps.
1: walking dumbbell lunges: 6 each leg
2: squat to press (with dumbbells): 6 reps
3: Single leg Dumbbell RDL: 6 reps each leg:
4: Pullups (or bent over rows with dumbbells if you can’t do pull-ups): 6 reps
5: Push ups: 8-10
6: 1 minute fast cardio ( jump rope, treadmill, bike, stair master, elliptical)
Continue repeating steps 1-6 until you reach 20 minutes. (No rest until you are done. That’s the kicker.)
I make it through 5-6 times. If you can do a lot more rounds than this, use heavier weights.
Cheers to keeping yourself healthy all year long, so there is no “bikini season”.
…and to fitting in a great workout in spite of this rather crazy thing we call life.