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If you’re pressed for time but still want to squeeze in a quality exercise routine, give my body weight circuit training routine a try.
It happens to all of us: you start your day with the intention of getting in a great workout, but then life happens and you have to cut it from your schedule. When work and family commitments threaten to throw your healthy, active lifestyle into disarray, you need to try to avoid sabotaging your plans and squeeze in a quick blast routine that hits all major muscle groups.
It takes a lot of discipline and perseverance to create a healthy habit. But it only takes a few days of missing your workout to fall out of your positive daily routine. If you start to think of your body as your own personal gym and understand that you can accumulate your exercise minutes throughout the day, you’ll get better at prioritizing your health goals and making your hectic schedule work.
A circuit style workout is in my opinion the absolute best choice for those days when you’re pushed for time. I aim to get through the circuit at least three times, but even if I only have enough time to make it through once, I know that doing some exercise is always better than doing none at all.
You can work out almost anywhere while you use your own body weight and gravity to create enough resistance to help you build strength and tone up. So, with that in mind, here are five great body weight exercises for you to try.
Perform each move for 45-60 seconds and don’t rest in-between each exercise. Once all five moves are complete, rest for two minutes and repeat.
Backward Lunge with Oblique Reach
This move adds a little extra core focus to a traditional reverse lunge, targeting your legs, glutes and obliques.
Rocking Plank with Front and Side Reach
This is a total body exercise that especially targets your core muscles, while challenging your balance.
Prisoner Squat Holds
This move is a great lower body exercise.
This is a total body exercise with added emphasis on chest, back and core.
Sometimes life gets in the way of working out, but you can make the best of your time by working out the few minutes that you do have. Always make an effort to stay active and you’ll reap all of the benefits.