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Hey everybody!!! I’ve been super busy with the start of my 12 Weeks to Fit Challenge and e-book launching, as well as trying to stay on top of meal prep, workouts and daily household chores, that I’ve enlisted the help from some amazing bloggers. Debbie from Coach Debbie Runs has so graciously shared with us the following circuit workout. So if you’re stuck in a rut with your current workout, continue reading!
When I create workouts, I love to be outdoors, at home, or in a studio. Sometimes, though, it is fun, and can be functional, to hit the gym for a change.
All you need for this circuit workout is a treadmill, mat, and a pair of dumbbells, though you can, if you want, change-up some the exercises to make use of cable, benches, balls, and other gym equipment at hand. Possible variations are suggested below.
On the run/walk portion of the workout (with the exception of the warm up), push yourself! Sprint or walk very fast, get your heart rate up there! It’s only two minutes at a time!
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Circuit 1: You can replace the pushup with a chest press on a stability ball. Instead of plank rows, you can try a standing cable row.
Circuit 2: You can use the cable for bicep curls if you like, or challenge your balance by standing on a Bosu as you curl. Instead of the walking lunges, you might try step ups on a bench or step.
Circuit 3: There are a variety of ways to perform triceps extensions in the gym. You can use the cable for press downs or overhead extensions. You can do dips, either using a bench or a dip bar (or an assisted dip/pull-up machine).
You can also use something beside the treadmill if you prefer. Try an elliptical, bike, or even a jump rope or try some plain old jumping jacks. Just be sure to work hard for those two minutes.
Do you like to work out at the gym? Or do you prefer at home workouts?
Debbie is a personal trainer, running coach, and plant-based athlete. She blogs over at Coach Debbie Runs, where you will find workouts, training plans, product reviews, vegan recipes, and more.
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