Trainer Tuesday: Crazy Circuits

Good morning sunshine!  It’s glad to be back to my normal blogging today.  Yesterday was quite the mess as I ended up getting a virus on our laptop.  Oops.  Thankfully my husband came to the rescue and brought it to a place to get the virus removed.  Meanwhile, we made the decision to purchase another laptop so that we each have our own.  Cody has a bunch of work stuff he needs the laptop for each day, and I have blogging to do, so we decided it was well worth it.  Last night we headed over to Best Buy and asked for the most affordable yet best quality (for what I need it for) laptop we could find, and I came home with a brand spankin’ new one!  I had my own laptop in college, but that thing is slower than molasses now.  It’s nice to have my own again!  My apologies again for my absense, but it seems like you all enjoyed my Four Fun Facts post!  It was so fun to hear some of your own four fun facts too. :)

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Did you have a workout already this morning?  If not, you know what time it is – Trainer Tuesday!  I have a real butt kicker for ya today!  It’s two long-”ish” circuits that include a bunch of high repetitions and cardio.  It will get your heart beating out of your chest, make your muscles sore, and get you to be a sweaty mess by the end!  Let’s get to it!

(As always, please check with your doctor/physician before beginning a new workout routine.)

TYPE: cardio/strength circuits (functional)

FITNESS LEVEL: intermediate to advanced

DURATION: 30-40 minutes

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: light set of dumbbells; heavy set of dumbbells; BOSU

You want to move from one exercise to the next as quickly as possible.  This will keep your heartrate up and make you work harder.  You will go through each circuit once.  Rest for 45-60 seconds after the first circuit.  If you wish to challenge yourself even more, go through both circuits again. 

WARM UP: 5-10 minutes light/moderate cardio and/or dynamic stretching

CIRCUIT #1

Squat to Press – 20 reps

Upright Rows – 20 reps

Alternating Lunges – 20 reps

Burpees with BOSU - 10

Mountain Climbers – 40

Burpees with BOSU - 10

Plank – 60 seconds

V Ups – 20 reps

Bicycle Crunch – 30 reps

(rest for 45-60 seconds)

CIRCUIT #2

Lunge to Bicep Curl – 20 reps

Push ups on BOSU - 20 reps

Dumbbell Swings (like a kettlebell swing) – 20 reps

Jump Squats – 10 reps

Jumping Jacks – 50 reps

Jump Squats - 10 reps

Superman – 20 reps

Double Crunch – 20 reps

Side Planks – 15 reps on each side

COOL DOWN: 5-10 minutes light cardio and/or static stretching

I hope you guys have as much fun with this one as I did!  Feel free to lower your weights and/or repetitions if you are feeling too challenged.  If you’re unaware of any of the above exercises, I would recommend searching them on YouTube, or you’re always welcome to ask me!

Have a FABULOUS day!

P.S. Lindsay’s List has a great “Tuesday Trainer” program I recently discovered too!  Check it out here!

P.S.S. I’d love your help to allow me to become the next Love Grown Foods Blogger!  Please vote for me HERE by “liking” my photo!  Thanks friends!

Questions:

  • Do you like circuit workouts?  If so, why?  If not, why?
  • How often do you do circuit workouts?

 

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Comments

    • Ashley says

      haha right?! burpees and mtn climbers have a bitter-sweet relationship with me. ;) thanks for the “like” my friend!

  1. Brandi says

    Morning! I just love your workouts! Can’t wait to try this one. Oh and YAY! on the new laptop. :) I am actually in the market to get a new one as well. I am not sure how I will act with one that is faster.

    Done and done on the “liking”…Good luck!

    Have an awesome day! :)

  2. says

    Circuits are a favorite of mine so seeing your Crazy Circuit Routine made my day! I’m on my way to the gym now and just wrote down on a piece of paper the circuits so I can try them…Thanks! Now hopefully I don’t resort to a HIIT run…which is my usual go-to workout (especially this time of year when my calorie intake is a little bit more than usual!)

  3. says

    Do I love circuits?!!! That’s not even a question for me :D I love them!! I basically do circuit style of workouts at least half of the time, because it keeps my heart pumping, my motivation at its peak, and they work my muscles to the max. Hehehe.

    • Ashley says

      go through each of them once, and then if you’re feeling like you still want more, then go through them again. :)

  4. Michelle B. says

    This circuit looks awesome! I will probably use it on Friday :-) Or, if I’m feeling like some extra work, as a second workout on Thursday.

  5. says

    Sweet Circuits! Those are some fun looking circuit workouts! So much more fun than running on a treadmill. So I’m assuming you use the bosu ball for your feet with the burpees? or do you use it for your hands? Thanks for the great post.

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