I have found that circuit training has really done a lot for my body over the past few weeks.  I love it.  Here are a few circuits that I do on my own….

Circuit 1. Go through it 3 times with 1 min rest in between

1. Dumbbell Squats (10-15)

2. Dumbbell Bench Press (8-15)

3. Dumbbell Lunges (10-15 per leg)

4. Bent over dumbbell rows (10-15)

5. Bench Step-Ups (10-15 each leg)

6. Push-Ups (5-15)

Circuit 2. Do each station once for 1 min.  15 second rest in between each station

1. Goblet Squat

2. Mountain Climbers

3. Front Raise Arm Swing

4. T Push Up

5. Dumbbell Row

6. Split Squat Jump

7. Side Lunge Touches

8. Push Up Row

9. Lunge + Rotation

10. Push Press

Circuit 3.  Interval Circuit

First Interval. Set 1=30 sec. each

1. Dead Lift

2. Jump Rope

3. Band Resistance Pushups-band around shoulders and back and push up

4. Side box jumps- 1″ box next to left or right foot, continuously jump side to side on box

5. Side Lunge Press

Set 2. -30 seconds

1. Dead lift

2. 1 leg dumbbell RDL’s

3. Bench Dips

4. Clean and press

5. Reverse lunge

Set 3. =1 min each station

1. Pronated Bent Over Rows (Overhand grip)

2. Clean and High Jerk

3. Band Side steps – band around ankles and step, squat and bring back

4. Step Ups

Circuit training is a great way to cut cardio workouts in half as well as a GREAT way to burn fat….make sure you push yourself to your limit! You want to burn out during the 10 minutes that you are lifting!


6 responses

3 10 2010
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish

Love these workout ideas! Do you do all three circuits in one day, or do you do one at a time?

3 10 2010

I just do one circuit at a time, and you go through each circuit at least 3 times…its an amazing workout and super hard but totally worth it!

7 03 2011
Blond Duck

I just started circuit training and love it! My trainer gave me a similar routine that kicks my ass!

8 03 2011

Girl, circuits are the way to go! I haven’t ever gotten bored during any of my circuits (page needs to be updated) and it works!!

14 03 2011
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food

I love circuit training! It’s one of my favorite things to do!

15 03 2011

Yes! It keeps me from getting bored or distracted!

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