Hi guys! Happy Sunday! If it seems like I am excited that is because I am! I am so pumped to share the workout I did today with you all – pun intended :)
Now, I am all for Sundays being rest and recovery days – mine usually are – but I have a really busy week of traveling ahead, so I knew I had to take advantage of having some free time today to get in a fun, quality workout. My workout today was both of those things!
If you are like me, you tend to get tired of doing the same workouts week by week. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with sticking to some kind of “bro” split – i.e. legs and abs on Monday, back and biceps on Tuesday, shoulders and triceps on Wednesday, legs and glutes on Thursday, chest and shoulders on Friday. I did this for a long time. The problem is it can get boring if you are not changing up the exercises every so often.
Over the last several months I have mixed up my workouts quite a bit. I wanted to add in more athletic type training, like plyometric, tabata, or metabolic training – whatever you want to call it. I shared one of my high intensity interval training workouts in a recent blog and today I am going to share an upper body focused circuit workout that I did this afternoon. It was not necessarily high intensity the entire time, but I was definitely sweating!
What you will need:
This entire workout took me exactly one hour. The key is that I kept it to minimal rest – I’m talking 5-10 seconds between exercises. Here is the workout!
I find workouts like this fun and challenging! And it is exciting to invent new circuits and try them for the first time! Give it a try and let me know what you think! Also, make sure to recover with a quality meal containing carbohydrate and 15-20 grams of protein :) Some examples include:
Allison Tropf, MS, RD, CSSD
Allison is a Sports Dietitian in Michigan. She enjoys helping others reach their nutrition and fitness goals through reliable and trustworthy recommendations.
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