Happy Monday, y’all! Today I’m sharing such a fun {and challenging} workout for you. Lately, I’ve been training six days a week, and sometimes I don’t want to do a typical weightlifting-style split, meaning I don’t want to focus on my shoulders/back/biceps one day, chest/triceps/abs another, or legs twice a week. Sometimes I want a total body burn that keeps my heart rate high with little rest. On these days, I do a body-weight/plyometric style circuit! 

For me, circuits are great because you can burn so many calories in such a short amount of time. Below is my circuit from this past month that focuses only on abs/legs:

CARDIO {before or after]: 30 minutes of LISS

Circuit set one: 30 seconds each

  • Flutter kicks
  • Russian Twists
  • Leg Lifts
  • Side plank hip lifts {left side}
  • Side plank hip lifts {right side}
  • Belly straight leg lifts

TIP: focus on squeezing glutes when lying on your belly and lifting your legs up behind you!

REST ONE MINUTE

Circuit set two: 30 seconds each

  • Crunches
  • Bicylcles
  • Side butterfly thigh openers {left side}
  • Side butterfly thigh openers {right side}
  • Mountain climbers
  • Plank

REST TWO MINUTES

Circuit set three: 30 seconds each

  • Jump lunges
  • Jump rope
  • Squat front kicks {every other leg}
  • Side lunges {every other leg}
  • Front lunges OR Wall sit
  • 5 Burpees {or as many as you can do in 30 seconds}

TIP: I give the option of front lunges or wall sit because for some this set is too difficult on their knees from doing so many lunges in a short period of time!

REST ONE MINUTE

Final circuit: 30 seconds each

  • Donkey kicks
  • Straight leg back pulses {on your hands and knees}
  • Side fire hydrants {10 each leg}
  • Unweighted hip-ups
  • Hip-ups w/ left leg in the air
  • Hip-ups w/ right leg in the air

REST TWO MINUTES…..REPEAT ENTIRE WORKOUT 2-3 TIMES!

If you do this workout on exact time, it’s 18 minutes long. Two times would be about 40 minutes! It’s up to you if you can complete the entire circuit 3 times – good luck!

P.S. If you’d like a circuit that is upper body based, rather than abs/legs let me know and I would love to create one!

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