The Ultimate Calorie-Torching Time Saver!

If you’re tight on time (and who isn’t?), the ultimate circuit workout in today’s blog will become your new favorite! Get ready to crank up your calorie burn with this total-body combo workout filled with cardio and strength training to target your muscles and hard-to-reach trouble spots from all angles.

Here’s how it works:

Complete each of the five moves for one minute (or 30 seconds on each side).
Repeat the circuit twice.

(5 moves x 1 minute x 2 rounds = ultimate time-saving sculpt!)

1. Flying Saucer

hyperextension

How to do it:

1. Lay down on a mat, facing the floor and your legs together.
2. Place the back of  your hands on your forehead, so your elbows each make a triangle.
3. Lift your upper body off the ground until you feel a stretch.
4. Engaging your abs, twist from side to side.
5. Repeat for 30 seconds

2 . 180s

180

How to do it:

  • Place your weight on your right foot and pivot your body 180 degrees back to the left. Land on the left foot with a wide stance, with your body facing the left wall.
  • As your left foot lands, brace your core and squat down for two “pulses”: Sit back into squat position, raise back up just a few inches, quickly squat back down, and return to standing.
  • Keeping your right foot as the anchor, pivot 180 degrees forward, until your body now faces the right wall. And again when you land with a wide stance, do two pulse-squats.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds

3. Dead-Lift Flye

Dead-Lift-Flye

How to do it:

  • Stand on your right leg, holding light weights.
  • Lift your left leg off the floor behind you and balance.
  • Start with your hands directly under your body, palms facing each other, then lift the weights and squeeze the shoulder blades together.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds

4. Swivel Plank

Forearm-Plank-With-Swivel

How to do it:

  • Start in plank position, but this time, rest on your elbows instead of your hands. Be sure to keep the shoulders depressed back and down and the neck nice and long throughout the movement.
  • Keeping your abs engaged, slowly swivel the hips underneath you to the right. Feel your obliques driving this motion as you swivel to the other side with a slow, controlled motion.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds

5. Squat & Press

squat-with-bicep-curl-and-overhead-press

How to do it:

  • Holding a dumbbell in each hand, start with a squat: Engage your core as you slowly lower the hips toward the floor as if you’re sitting back into a chair. Sink down low, forming a 90-degree angle with your lower body and the floor, but make sure your knees never jut forward past your toes. Keep your weight in your heels, shoulders down and relaxed, chest up, and eyes forward.
  • As you push back up to standing, do a bicep curl, bringing both weights up toward your shoulders. Be sure to feel a squeeze in the front of the arm to make sure you’re getting the most out of the move.
  • At the top of your bicep curl, rotate the dumbbells until your palms face forward. Then push the weights up into an overhead press.
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