Today I would like to continue with my "Get Fit At Home" series. This series is meant for people who believe that they don't have enough time in the day to make it to the gym. These workouts are meant to help you get healthier, feel better, and look amazing!
In my last post, I spoke about the Tabata method, and how you can "get fit in 4 minutes". If you haven't had a chance to check out that post, you can do so by clicking here!
In today's post I will be providing you with a bodyweight circuit that will burn major calories and work your entire body, with no equipment necessary. This workout can be completed anywhere you'd like as long as you have enough open space to complete the movements. In a previous post, I spoke about the many benefits of bodyweight training (check it out here!), and it's convenience and the fact that there is no equipment necessary are some of its biggest benefits.
Today's workout will be a full body, bodyweight circuit. This circuit can be as short or as long as you'd like, depending on the amount of times the circuit is repeated and the rest you take in between circuits.
But before showing you this workout, first I would like to explain what a "circuit training workout" is.
What is Circuit Training?
Circuit training is when you perform a number of exercises in succession for a certain amount of repetitions with no break in between. When the final exercise is completed, your first circuit is completed and you may then take a rest break. After your rest is completed, you would repeat the circuit again for as many times as you'd like. For example, let's say you have 4 exercises in your circuit and you want to perform 10 repetitions per exercise. The 4 exercises are - bodyweight squat, push-up, sit-up, and lunge. Your circuit would be 10 bodyweight squats, directly into 10 push-ups, directly into 10 sit-ups, and finish with 10 lunges. After the lunges are completed, you can take a rest for as long as necessary. If you want to complete the circuit 5 times, you would repeat 4 more times.
Now lets get into today's workout!
As stated above, this will be a full body, bodyweight circuit. The purpose of this workout is to provide you with a quick full body workout that works all muscles in the body and gives you a great fat burning workout as well.
The exercises in the circuit will be:
Jumping Jacks, Bodyweight Squats, Lunges, Mountain Climbers, Burpees, and Planks.
|a. Jumping Jacks||50|
|b. Bodyweight Squats||25|
|c. Lunges||20 (ten each leg)|
|d. Mountain climbers||30 (15 each leg)|
|f. plank hold||30 seconds|
|Repeat 2-5 times|
Perform exercises A through F in succession with little to no rest, and after the last exercise is completed, you may rest for 1-3 minutes. Repeat 2-5 times.
And that it! A circuit workout that can be completed in less than 20 minutes that works your entire body, requires no equipment, and can be completed in the comfort of your own home! This is a great workout to stimulate all muscle groups and burn tons of fat! Feel free to give this circuit workout a try and comment below!