Burn Fat with this Full Body Circuit Workout
As we’ve mentioned before, circuit training is one of the most efficient ways to work out: because they are so intense, they torch calories, burn fat and build muscle. Do the specified number of reps for each exercise in order without resting in between; that’s one circuit. Repeat the circuit 2-3 times, resting for a minute in between if necessary. If big muscle gains are your goal, use a heavy weight that allows you to do only 5-10 reps of each exercise with good form. If you’re more interested in toning up and burning fat, use a lighter weight and do 8-12 reps of each exercise.
Exercise 1: Burpees (15 reps)
Begin standing, touch the floor and jump feet back into push up position, do a push up, jump feet back in jump up to return to standing position. That’s 1 rep.
Exercise 2: Barbell squat (5-10 heavy; 8-12 light)
Exercise 3: Pushups (5-10 decline and/or added weight; 8-12 no weight)
Exercise 4: Mountain climbers (1 minute)
Begin on hands and feet in push up position and alternate drawing each knee into your chest. At full speed it should look like you are running on your hands.
Exercise 5: Weighted Step Ups (5-10 per leg heavy; 8-12 per leg light)
Exercise 6: Biceps curls (5-10 heavy; 8-12 light)