Upper & Lower Body, In-Your-House, Cardio Circuit!…

Here is a great circuit I do in my house when I’m short on time.  It combines both upper body and lower body exercises with short bursts of cardio in between sets.  It’s a fantastic way to build lean muscle and to strengthen your heart…strap on a heart rate monitor or take your pulse in between sets…you’ll be amazed how hard it’s working!

 

1)  3 upper body exercises performed to fatigue

Push-Ups

Reverse Dips

Decline Push-Ups

 

2)  3 lower body exercises: 2 options

-If using weights, lift heavy so that failure is at 10 reps

-If using bodyweight only, perform 20 reps of each

Squats

Walking Lunges

Bulgarian Split Squat

 

3)  1 minute high intensity cardio burst: When I lived in the city I would run 15 flights of stairs in my building as my cardio.  In your home you can also use stairs, jump rope, run in place, fast-paced jumping jacks, etc.  Other options are treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, row machine, etc.

 

4)  1-2 minute break, repeat 2 more times!

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