Circuit Training combines resistance training and high intensity exercise designed to get your heart pumping while at the same time toning and defining muscles. All the exercises below are performed in sequence with little to no rest in between, until all have been completed. Rest 2 minutes after each circuit is completed. Next, repeat the circuit the specified number of times.
Note: This workout is designed for the gym or home gym.
Circuit Resistance Training: Perform 4 Circuits. Keep in mind the heavier you lift the more muscle you will build. Do not rest between exercises; rest 1 minute between each circuit.
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Squats (wide stance squats with barbell or dumbbells) – 12 reps
Stiff Legged Deadlifts – 12 reps
Dumbbell Lunges – 12 reps each leg
Leg Press – 12 reps
Leg Extensions – 12 reps
Leg Curl – 12 reps
Step-ups – 12 reps
Calf Raises – 15 reps
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In order to gain the most benefit from this or any other workout, it is important to set aside 30-45 minutes for performing each routine. Also, track your progress so you will know if increases should be made in weight, sets or repetition.
Stiff Legged Deadlifts
Participants of this workout should speak with their doctors about their individual needs before starting any exercise program. This Web site is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice and supervision of your personal physician. Any application of this or any other exercise routine set forth in this program is at the viewer’s discretion and sole risk. See your physician before beginning any exercise program. This is especially important if your family has a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, cigarette smoking, or other health conditions.