A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Funday - Design your own circuit!

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First of all, thank you for your insights yesterday! I really enjoy blogging, sharing, and learning from ALL of you. I still sometimes feel the need to check in with readers to make sure my little place on the internet is as positive and helpful as possible, without coming off as thinking I know everything there is to know about running/working out/nutrition. I feel pretty confident about how my body works and how I can get it to work that way. But I would never dream of being the expert on anyone else's body. Unless you were my client, in which case we would be spending time together, talking, and gathering information in which I could use to give you actual instructions to reach your goals.

Whew, glad that is off my chest!

Now here is a Sunday Funday workout that you can try or not try!



What is Sunday Funday you ask? Well, it's the day of the week I will share some new ideas for workouts. Most of you have your RUNday on Sunday. So after your long run, kick back with some carbs and check out the Sunday Funday workout you can use later in the week!

Today's Sunday Funday Workout is...



Benefits of circuit training:

1. Saves time
2. Creates muscle confusion
3. Can be tailored for your personal fitness goals and ability level
4. Variety = FUN!
5. You don't need a lot of space or equipment- you can do a circuit workout anywhere!


Watch the video below, or read on for tips on designing your own circuit!




Warning... this video is very "raw". I was sort of flying by the seat of my booty shorts.


Tips:

- Choose 3 exercises for each circuit. One cardio, one lower body, and one upper body and/or core.

- Perform 10-15 reps of each exercise.

- Do each of the 3 exercises in succession and then rest. Then repeat 2-3 more times.

- You can make your circuit workout more difficult by adding more reps, adding resistance, performing the exercises at a higher intensity, or reducing your rest breaks.


My circuit workout from the video:

Circuit 1

Jumping jacks
Jump squats
Push ups

Circuit 2

Burpees
Bulgarian split squats
Plank


Circuit 3

Mountain climbers
Wall sit
Stability ball pull ins

Enjoy!
Any other ideas for other exercises that would work great in a circuit workout?
Do you ever do circuit workouts?

Disclaimer: I am a personal trainer, but I am not YOUR personal trainer. These exercises are not prescriptions. Please check with your doctor before starting any workout program.

8 comments:

  1. I love your videos, Meg! I hope you never stop making them!

    I was just thinking at the end of your videos you should totally include a call-to-action like "Visit MeganMichaelsTraining.com if you'd like me to write a custom training plan to help you reach YOUR goals!" or something like that!

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    1. That is an EXCELLENT idea, thanks Kristina!

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  2. I love your video especially when you talk to the cats for a second!!
    Circuits are awesome!!!

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    1. They love to be where all the action is. :)

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  3. Your videos are awesome :D Tomorrow is my strength/cross training day so I will be taking tips from you!

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  4. Love seeing the face behind the blogger. keep the videos coming!

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