You’ve made a commitment to workout 4 times per week, but you’re running late and can’t possibly get the gym now! Well you could do it when you get out of work tonight… although you know you’ll be pretty tired by then and have to cook dinner, take care of the kids… etc. Or maybe you’re on vacation and don’t have access to a gym. Whatever the reason, there really is no excuse for skipping your workout.
Try this at home circuit that requires no weights or machines. Just your body weight. Complete the whole circuit 4 or 5 times in a row without rest. You’ll get a great cardio workout and some muscle endurance benefits as well.
Perform 1 minute of each the following:
- Jump rope (or simulated jump rope)
- Walking Lunges (alternate lunges if space is limited)
- Push Ups (for more of a challange to spiderman pushups)
- Jump Squats Mountain climber
- Jog in place with high knees
Rest 30 – 45 seconds between circuits and be sure to cool down with a little streching. This routine is not a replacement for your regular resistance and cardio workouts, but in a pinch will help to keep you on track.