There’s still time before summer fully blooms to get into swimsuit shape! This workout doesn’t require a gym or any special equipment. All you need is your yoga mat, and a set of dumbbells, and even if you don’t have dumbbells you can always use two bottles of water or no weight at all is perfectly fine!
This routine is designed to be a circuit workout, and the goal is to be able to do it 4 times through. Yes, everyone has busy schedules, social lives, and jobs to do, so on those days where you just don’t have time to fit in all 4 circuits, fit in 1 or 2, or just as many as you possibly can! It’s better to do SOMETHING rather than nothing!
This is a total body workout that hits all the major muscles in your legs and arms, and targets your abs and back. If you want that trim and toned body you have to be able to commit to a workout and stick with it!
Equipment Needed: set of medium dumbbells (12-15 lbs), yoga mat or soft surface, water for hydration
What to Do: Perform each No rest between exercises; rest 30 seconds after each circuit. Watch the videos below for correct form. A good warm up of 5-10 minutes (marching in place, high knees, jumping jacks, going up and down a set of stairs, basically just anything to get your heart pumping)
1. Squat with a bicep curl and press: 12-15 reps
2. Basic Push-Up: 12-15 reps
3. Lunge: 12-15 reps
4. Mountain Climbers: 12-15
5. Superman: hold for 30 seconds
6. Repeat 4 times through
Modified Versions below:
Squat: no weight
Push-up: on knees or standing against a counter/wall
Lunge: no weight
Mountain Climbers: hold a plank instead
Superman: Just raise one arm & leg at a time, or just arms, and then raise just legs
Squat: More weight
Push-Ups: standard version or add a leg lift
Lunge: Add more weight or go plyometric with it
Mountain Climbers: Go as fast as you can
Superman: Hold up arms and legs for as long as you can
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Squat with a Bicep Curl and Press