Hectic Holiday Circuit
What you need:
Moderate weight dumbbells and a timer
How do it:
After a 5 minute dynamic full body warm-up, perform each exercise for 1 minute. Move to next exercise with little to no rest. Repeat circuit 3 to 4 times with 1 to 2 minute rest between rounds. Cool down & stretch!
Hide the Gifts It's as if you are leaning and reaching to place a gift on a low shelf....Perform alternating Single Leg RDL with reach
Chop the Wood Hold one dumbbell with both hands and perform a high to low wood chop. Switch sides after 30 seconds.
Drink the Coffee Pick up both dumbbells, hold a wall sit while doing alternating hammer curls.
Climb the Ladder Think high knees with alternating reaches to the ceiling. Right arm up, left knee up then left arm up, right knee up. Do slow with full range of motion or go for speed!
Top the Tree Pick up both dumbbells again. Perform a squat with weights near shoulders and as you return to standing, press one weight up overhead to full extension of arm. Back into squat, push other weight overhead. Repeat.
Around the World Front lunge, lateral lunge, reverse lunge. Switch legs. Repeat for time. Hold a dumbbell in each hand for little more challenge.
The Home Alone Workout
Sometimes a quick themed at-home workout is all you need to reignite your motivation mojo through the holiday season!
I don’t know about you but I don’t want vanilla all of the time. Sometimes I need a different flavor, some variety, some sprinkles! The same goes for my workout! One of my favorite ways to incorporate a variety of movements into one exercise session is circuit training. Circuits involve performing 5 to 10 exercises working different parts of the body with minimal rest in between. Circuits can include body weight exercises, weights, resistance bands, weight machines, cardio equipment and many other fitness implements. The combinations are almost endless! The number of circuits completed depends on the amount of time you have. Limited time for exercise? Circuit training may be your answer.