It’s spring once more and time to get outside and smell the flowers. And by smell the flowers, I mean a little heavy breathing.
Here’s a spring workout circuit workout designed to be done outdoors using only your bodyweight and a bench or step. This is an intermediate but high-intensity workout and is excellent for building strength, muscular endurance, and getting your heart rate up…not to mention that a little fresh air does the body and mind good.
Start by doing the circuit twice in a row with 1 minute of rest in between. After two weeks add another circuit repetition, and after another two weeks, you’ll build up to doing the circuit 4 times in a row. This workout should be done 2-3 times a week for best results, and if you already have a fitness routine you could mix this workout in once a week to help shed fat and challenge new muscles. Mark your calendar and set a reminder on your phone so you stay on track with when to exercise and when to take things to the next level.
Just before doing this workout please warm up with a 7-minute jog. This kind of preparation ensures your muscles and joints are primed and ready, and helps you get the most out of your time spent exercising.
Go straight from one exercise to the next, with no rest in between. When you have completed all the exercises on the list, that’s 1 circuit. Rest for 1 minute and then repeat the circuit again.
Push yourself! The name of the game is intensity here. Stay focused on good form, take full deep breaths, and listen to music that keeps you amped.