Exercise at Home
Sometimes, doing your exercise at home is the only option. Believe me, I know how hard it can be to get to the gym. There are some days when I just can't cram it in for the life of me. For that reason, I have designed workouts that I can fit in when my son is taking a nap... or in between running your kids here or there.
The circuits are going to get your heart rate up so you can knock out strength training and cardio at the same time. It only takes about 30-45 minutes...with an hour or more to spare before big Grif wakes up!
You can supplement your current workouts with this one on the days you just can't find time to go to the gym or you can perform it 2-3 times a week on non-consecutive days.
Whichever you choose, perform each circuit once, only resting in between each circuit (1-2 minutes). Try not to rest in between each move. The goal is to combine cardio and strength training by getting your heart rate up! I want your RPE to between 6-9!
If that seems too hard at first, rest 15-20 seconds in between each move and work your way up to doing it without the rest. As that gets easier, you can do each circuit twice before moving on to the next. This is going to increase the length of your workout though, but totally kick your butt for and awesome calorie burn!
No Equipment Needed!
The best thing about this particular workout is that no equipment is needed. Push it and keep that heart rate up!
Some of those moves may be foreign to you. Have no fear...just click on the move below for a description. There are quite a few different moves but, believe me, they are worth learning.
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