At Home Circuit Workout

by Mel on November 15, 2012

Now that the cold weather is setting in you may not feel like taking that outdoor walk or jog.  While you may temporarily slow your activity during the winter months you should not give up on exercise completely.  Before you use the excuse that it is too cold to exercise, try these at home circuit workouts.  You do not need any expensive equipment and you will get a great cardio workout that will have you sweating, even when it’s cold outside!

 

At Home Circuit Workout

Complete this circuit workout 2-3 times for an awesome cardio workout that will have you huffing and puffing!

50 jumping jacks

30 seconds jump rope

20 alternating lunges

30 seconds jump rope

10 tuck jumps

30 seconds jump rope

20 squats

30 seconds jump rope

60 seconds high knees

30 seconds jump rope

10 jump squats

30 seconds jump rope

20 alternating lunges

30 seconds jump rope

50 jumping jacks

30 seconds jump rope

10 tuck jumps

30 seconds jump rope

25 pushups

30 seconds jump rope

60 seconds plank

 

5 Step Full Body Workout

This routine is designed to work your entire body and increase your endurance.  Work your way up to completing each exercise 50 times.  Challenge yourself, time your workout and try to complete all five exercises faster each time!

1. Sumo squats

  • Stand with your feet in a wide stance, turn your toes out and lower yourself down by bending your knees. Once your thighs are parallel to the floor, rise back up steadily, repeat.  Performed the same as regular squat, except, your legs are out to your sides with the sumo squat.  The wider you place your feet apart, the more emphasis you will place on your inner thighs and butt.

2. Jumping jacks

3. Mountain climbers

  • Assume a pushup position with your arms straight and your body in a straight line from your head to your ankles.  Raise your right knee toward your chest.  Pause, return to the starting position and repeat with your left leg.  That’s one rep.  Alternate until you’ve completed all your reps.

4. Pushups

5. Crunches

 

My Favorite Circuit Workout

I love this circuit workout because it works your entire body and incorporates a lot of fun moves!  The first half will have your legs burning!  Complete this circuit four times.  Rest for 30 seconds between each move and try to decrease that time as you become stronger.

50 jumping jacks

20 squats

20 jump squats

20 alternating lunges (each leg)

15 burpees*

25 pushups

30 mountain climbers

50 crunches

Plank for 60 seconds

 

*To perform a standard burpee, begin in a standing position.  From there, bend your legs to a squatting position and place your hands beside your feet, shoulder width apart.  Thrust both your feet out behind you and land in the push-up position so that your body is straight, your arms are straight and your core is tight. Jump your feet back to your hands, then straighten your body, finishing with an upright jump.  That is a single repetition of a burpee.

 

I love circuit workouts!  They are never boring because you are quickly moving from one exercise to another and you can get a great full body cardio workout in less than 30 minutes.  Try one of these circuit workouts this week when you can’t get out to exercise, no more excuses!

Mel

Mel

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I always look forward to expressive my passions in life to others and helping people make lasting changes. I live a busy life like the rest of us with kids, work, and everything else that can get in the way. Making time for exercise, and making good decisions about what we eat can often be a challenge. We sometimes lack the motivation and momentum to make lasting changes in our lives. I’ve been fortunate enough to really get my life in order and have some simple strategies to help you do the same. Mel’s favorite product is African Mango 1200
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