Workout Wednesday: Total Body Circuit

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This post is reprinted with permission from Alysa of InspiredRD.


Finally, another circuit to add into your workout schedule!  This one works the entire body and works best with hand weights but can be done with a resistance band as well.  You will also need a jump rope which you can find at Target, Walmart or any fitness store.  As with the other circuits, go through all of the exercises before taking a break.  You can repeat this circuit up to 3 times if you want a longer, more intense workout.  Just make sure to take a 2 minute break in between sets.

I have had some questions about how much weight to use on each exercise.  The move should start to get hard around 12 reps.  If you can do all 15 reps easily, use a heavier weight.  For smaller muscles, use smaller weights (shoulders, triceps).  Biceps, back and chest can handle heavier weights.

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Also check out Alysa’s Fitness page for more circuit workouts!

2 Responses to “Workout Wednesday: Total Body Circuit”

  1. Alysa (Inspired RD)
    December 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Thanks for featuring my circuits! They were born out of necessity as a busy mom stuck indoors! I hope you enjoy them.

  2. adrienne
    January 2, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    I so need a strength training plan. I want to be toned when I hit my goal weight. Thankfully, my gym isn’t too crowded. I hate feeling rushed.