Full Body Circuit

Posted: October 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Good evening guys, or after noon or even morning, depending where you are in the world right now. I hope everyone is well and living life!

I really wish I could blog more as I do enjoy it but time is against me. I’ve started studying for my ITEC Sports Massage course, I’m working 8-10 hour shifts and trying to squeeze in gym, but it’s all good as I’m alive and healthy so can’t complain!

Anyway, I thought I would post up a workout circuit I do every now and then or sometimes twice a week just to switch things up a bit. A lot of people ask me about my training style or why I use such light weight for certain exercises and I tell them, it’s not about how much weight you use, it’s about feeling the muscle work! Mind and muscle connection!

If I’m going for size I tend to up the weight a little but with this circuit heavy weight is not needed at all.

This workout is great for strengthening the core, balance, fat loss, flexibility, endurance and if done correctly, putting on some size (depending on your diet)

It’s also suitable for both men and women (ladies, lifting weights won’t get you big & I will explain why next week)

I actually done slightly adapted version of this workout in one of my friends circuit classes last year, and I kid you not, everyone was fadoozled by the end of the hour – Check out his site – http://www.bodygoals.co.uk/

Anyway, here goes:

1) Press Ups – 10 reps

2) Dips – 10 reps

3) Clean & Press (Half your body weight) – 10 reps

4) Deadlift (Half your bodyweight) – 10 reps

5) Leg Press (Half your bodyweight) – 10 reps

6) Bench Press (Half your bodyweight) – 10 reps

7) Bent Over Rows (Half your bodyweight) – 10 reps

8) Body weight Lunges – 10 reps

9) Pull Ups (Using body weight) 10 reps

10) Reverse Crunches – 10 reps

If you calculated, you will see that’s 10 reps per exercise. Not only that, it’s 10 exercises. 10×10 =100 Reps!

I should just call it the 100 workout LOL. Now don’t be fooled, it took me a long time to work up to this (a very long time) but it was well worth the effort.

You will be sweating & panting for ages (get your mind out the gutter LOL) but you will feel good for it after.

The good thing about this workout is your using your own bodyweight plus compound exercises. For those of you who don’t know what a compound exercise is, it is basically a exercise which utilises more than one muscle in any given movement. For example, a bicep curl just works the bicep whereas a deadlift uses your glutes, hamstrings, quads, back, traps and core.

Anyway, that is my time as I have to go study the anatomy…No joke…I’m currently going over the skeletal system..You know, long bones, short bones, flat bones, diaphysis, the sacrum, articular cartilage and all that good stuff 😦

Take care peeps!

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