Strength Circuit

I made up my first strength circuit after my 3.5 mile training run this morning. I only did it once because I was strapped for time, but it seriously killed me. Try it out and report back if I did an okay job at my first circuit! 🙂 I used 8 lb weights for the strength moves and 3 lb weights for the cardio bursts inbetween.

  • Bicep curls w/ alternating lunge x 10 (5 on each leg)
  • 10 jumping jacks, 10 punches
  • Squat to overhead press x 10
  • 15 jumping jacks, 15 punches
  • Bent-over Row’s x 10
  • 20 jumping jacks, 20 punches
  • Tricep Kickbacks x 10
  • 25 jumping jacks, 25 punches
  • Plank rows w/ leg lifts x 10 (get into plank pose but your hands will be resting on weights. Lift one arm up into a row, engaging your core to hold yourself, return to the floor then lift same leg as high as you can while maintaining balance. Do the same on the other side, 5 on each side. If plank pose is too hard, drop to your knees)

  • Reverse crunch x 10
  • Pikes x 10
  • Pilates sit ups x 10
  • Chest press x 10

Repeat 2-3 times. I rested for no more than 15-20 seconds inbetween the sets to keep my heart rate high! Let me know if you try it! 🙂


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