Monday, April 1, 2013

My New Favorite At-Home Circuit Workout

I get bored with my workout routine if I do the same thing everyday, and frankly, so do our muscles.  It is actually better for you to change things up, do different routines and shock your muscles.  Here is a great circuit workout that combines cardio, arm, leg, and ab exercises.  Warm up by marching or slowly jogging in place for 2-3 minutes to loosen up your muscles.  Do three rounds of the exercises listed, 30 sec water break in between rounds.  End the routine with 5 minutes of stretching.

As always, please consult a physician before beginning a new exercise routine.  Take breaks as you need and listen to your body.  This is not a race, and in fact, it is better for you to do the weight bearing exercises at a slower pace (rule of thumb on weight lifting: 2 or 3 counts up, 2 or 3 counts down).  If you have knee or joint problems, adjust the workout as needed to make it low-impact.  Contact me if you need or want more information on this.  Now go get moving!

Happy Fitness!

The Full-Body At-Home Circuit Workout
50 jumping jacks
20 bicep curls
20 jump squats
40 mountain climbers
20 tricep extensions (10 on each arm)
30 crunches on an exercise ball
30 high knees
10 overhead presses
20 walking lunges with weights (10 on each side)
20 plank jacks
10 lateral raises
30 bicycle crunches
10 burpees
30 second water break, then repeat TWO more times.

Don't forget to stretch at the end of 3 rounds!!!

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