Full-body Circuit Workout

If you’re short on time for your workout, circuits can be a great way to get your strength training and cardio in, in a short amount of time.

Circuit style workouts involve doing a single set of an exercise then moving immediately onto the next exercise until all have been completed. After a short rest, the entire circuit is repeated as many times as desired.

Today I wanted a full-body workout to ease back into my routine after my competition. Something strenuous enough to get my heart rate up and hit all the major muscle groups, without a long session in the gym.

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Do ten reps of each exercise then move immediately on to the next. Rest a minute then repeat. I did the whole thing four times for a thirty minute workout.

Squat with kettle bell swing
Weighted squat
Weighted lunges
Overhead shoulder press
Pull-ups, assisted pull-ups or lat pull down machine
Push-ups
Bicep curls
Hanging leg raises or Roman chair

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Remember your intensity should be high so be sure you’re using heavy enough weights, but always using proper form.

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