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Killer Bodyweight Circuit

July 28, 2014

I haven’t posted a workout in a while. I’ve been splitting my time between running and various weight circuits, but haven’t done anything that’s more than just a mash-up of other routines I’ve previously posted. I may have even settled into the dreaded rut. Still hitting the gym hard, but not really mixing it up at all or challenging myself beyond working up a decent sweat. 

I received the following body weight circuit in an email from one of the many health/workout/food mailing lists I belong to and decided to try it out. For the first time in a long time I had muscle soreness that lasted for more than a day. In fact, I was still feeling that workout in my calves three days later. It’s deceptively simple looking and you don’t even need to leave your house to do it. If time is a factor, you can be finished in 20-30 minutes depending on how many rounds you complete. Basically there is NO reason for you not to try this routine. Do it and thank me for it later!

The recommendation was for 7 rounds of 10 reps each with 30-60 seconds of rest between rounds. I decided to do 10 rounds of 10 reps because I am an insane person. Yes, this meant 100 reps of each exercise other than the push-ups which equaled out to 200 reps.  I may have spent a couple of minutes sprawled on the gym floor afterwards. 

Burpees
Squats
Push-ups
Jumping Jacks
Jump Squats
Mountain Climbers
Push-ups

Doesn’t look like much, right? Try it out and let me know how you did. Remember both speed AND form are important here so do it fast but do it right. Good luck!

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From → HIIT, Working Out

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