Workouts

3 Fat-Burning Circuit Workouts

Your body’s calorie-burning trigger rests in sheer variety, so here are three shed-pounds circuits for your busiest time of year.

3: CRUSHING-IT CORE CIRCUIT

1. Situp

2. Mountain Climber (Both Right And Left Leg Coming To Chest Equals 1 Rep)

3. Bicycle Press With Resistance Band

4. Side-Plank Leg Lift

5. Crunch With Dumbbells(Arms Straight)

6. Horizontal Scissor

7. Burpee (10 Reps)*

8. Full-Arm-Extension Superman

BICYCLE PRESS WITH RESISTANCE BAND

Lie faceup on the floor with legs extended. Loop a resistance band around the top of your feet and flex toes as much as you can toward your face. Place your hands behind head, elbows pointing outward. Lift your legs, head, and shoulders as you bend right leg, rotating left shoulder toward right knee while pushing against the resistance band with the left foot. Switch sides, pressing out with right foot as you bring left knee and right shoulder together. That’s one rep. Continue alternating sides.

HORIZONTAL SCISSOR KICK

Lie faceup on floor with arms 90 degrees from torso, legs straight. Engage your abs and lift your legs a few inches off the floor. Keeping the rest of your body static, spread your feet out to your sides, then slowly bring them back to center without lowering them. To make the move easier, bring arms closer to your body or place hands flat, facedown, under your hips.

BIGGER IS BETTER

Strength/plyo circuit workouts like these challenge large and small muscle groups to the max, which means that you’ll reap a larger calorie burn during exercise and up to 48 hours afterward.

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