Crunched for time? Circuit training is the workout for you! A circuit is a series of exercises repeated one right after the other with little or no rest in between. Once each exercise is completed, the moves repeat from the beginning. You get the benefits of muscle sculpting and cardio, minus the boredom factor.
This workout combines one strength move, one cardio move and one core move for a total body burn that will have you sweating in no time.
Strength: Spiderman pushup x 10
Cardio: Burpee with lateral jump x 10
Abs: Bicycle crunch x 20
After one round, rest for 30-60 seconds. Repeat the circuit twice.
Start in a pushup position with your hands just outside of your shoulders and feet shoulder-width apart. As you lower into a pushup, bend your elbows out to the side, bringing your left knee to your left elbow. Press back up and return to start. On the next rep, bring your right knee to your right elbow.
Burpee with Lateral Jump
Start standing with feet apart. Squat down, placing your hands on the floor, just inside your feet. Jump (or step) your feet back to a plank position. Immediately jump (or step) back to your hands. As you stand, jump laterally to the left. On the next rep, jump to the right.
Lie flat on the floor, pressing your lower back to the ground. Bring your hands behind your head and knees in toward your chest. Keep your shoulders slightly lifted. Extend your left leg as you rotate your upper body to the right, bringing your left elbow toward the right knee. Do not pull on your neck. On the next rep, rotate your upper body to the left, bringing your right elbow toward the left knee and extending the right leg.