Stuck at Home (no equipment needed) Circut Workout
It’s January in Minnesota and I kid you not, today’s high is -16. Yes, you read correctly, the highest temperature today will be negative 16. Which means it will get much much colder than that at some point and this is even before wind chill. School was canceled state-wide today (3 days in advance), and it has been canceled again tomorrow just because it’s so cold. I don’t think that has ever happened in the 8 years I have lived here.
So guess who has two thumbs and won’t be going to the gym today… yep, this girl. But instead of moping around all day stuck in the house with two kiddos suffering from a sever case of cabin fever, I planned ahead with some fun crafts and cooking. The kids and I made home made play dough. I actually had to go out and purchase white flour ahead of time for the play dough since I don’t own any. I once tried to make play dough with whole wheat flour and it turned out all grainy and gross. I don’t recommend doing that.
Now it’s quiet time for the kids, and I am antsy. So what’s a girl to do when she can’t get to the gym and feels the need to workout? While I do have free weights in my basement, my favorite workout to do at home is a circuit. A circuit is when you pick a bunch of exercise and you go from one to the next without a break, then after finishing each exercise take a break for 2-5 minutes (depending on your fitness level) and then repeat the circuit 2-4 more times.
Here is one example of a circuit:
20 burpees (including push up)
20 mountain climbers
20 triceps dips
20 jump squats
20 scissor crunches
20 pushups (do knee push ups if you can’t do all regular ones)
20 (each side) “Spiderman” planks
1 min wall sits
I love circuits because you can put any exercise in the mix you like and you can adjust it according to your fitness level or what you want to accomplish that day. They don’t require any equipment either.
So you can skip the free weights!
But if you do have a jump rope, that’s a great exercise to throw in. You might be surprised how winded you can get doing just 1 min of jumping rope (especially in the middle of a circuit).
Have you ever done circuit training before? If so, what are some of your favorite exercise? Please feel free to comment below. I love to hear your feedback!
I guess I better stop blogging and go workout now.
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