Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Workout of the Day: Gobble Gobble

Thanksgiving is nearly here so for many of us in the states, that means running around prepping for eating too much, shopping and watching movies.  Or maybe that's just me.  You may not feel like you have time to train but I'm gonna hit you with some knowledge: you do. 

Here's a quick workout I did at home with minimal equipment:

You'll need a clock or watch with seconds on it or use your smart phone's stop watch feature.

Basically, the concept is to do each exercise for 20 seconds then rest for 10.  When you finish one circuit, up the work period to 30 seconds but still only rest for 10.  Then you can bump up to 40 and so on.

Ready?  "Go!"  "Ha, you lose American asshole!"  But seriously, you can do it.

1)  Jumping Jacks
2)  Mountain Climbers
3)  Front or roundhouse kicks, alternating legs with each kick
4)  Shadow Boxing
5)  Pedaling on exercise bike (I have one in my living room, was $150 and pretty easy set up)
6)  Running up and down staircase 3 times
7)  Jump Rope

If you stick to the time line, that entire circuit will take you roughly 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  Not much right?  Rest for a minute then go again.  I did this the other day a few times and was dripping.

If you don't have an exercise bike or stairs or a jump rope, you can substitute simple things like running in place with high knees, burpees or walking around on all fours.

Here's fellow Ohioan Rich Franklin doing some circuit training totally not covered in this post:

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