Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Your No-Excuse Holiday Workout

With the holidays coming up things will get hectic quick and you may feel that you have no time to go to the gym. Here is a routine that will give you a great workout in a short amount of time, leaving you plenty of time to try new recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner!
This is a full body workout, working in a circuit style, keeping heart rate up for maximum fat burning while challenging your muscles.

Perform 1 set of 10 reps for each exercise, moving to the next with no rest. After you complete each exercise, rest 60-90 seconds then repeat circuit 2-4 more times depending on athletic level.

Lat Pull-down
Barbell or Dumbbell Bench Press
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Barbell or Dumbbell Squat
Dumbbell Curl
Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extension
Calf Raise holding Dumbbell
Bicycle Crunch

If you are working out at home, use this routine, again performing 10 reps of each exercise:

Dive Bomber Push up (challenging, works shoulders, back and chest)
Calf Raise
Triceps Dips
Incline Push up (feet on chair or step)
Superman Plank

Now if you are sitting there thinking “I don’t even have time for this much” – here is a no-excuses workout that you can do in front of the TV.

20 pushups
20 squats
20 bicycle crunches
Repeat as many times a day as you can squeeze in. The pushups can be against the kitchen counter, desk at work, or even your car…no excuses now!


jillconyers said...

Now more than ever is a time to stick with working out. Great tips for when time is limited.

Wendy said...

Great routine--I'm definitely going to incorporate on a weekly basis! Thanks!: )

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