*Important Disclaimer: I am NOT a licensed personal trainer, I am a fitness hobbyist, so please don’t take my advice as gospel! You should always consult a doctor before starting any kind of physical activity routine.
Hey, everyone! Wow- even though this will be my third post this week, it has felt so long since my last post. This weekend has been a doozy for sure.
And speaking of, I have a little something to confess…… I have only managed to make it to the gym once in the past week. Ordinarily, that would really freak me out, but since I have a spare room that I use to do at- home workouts when Mike is at work, I figured I would throw in an extra-intense bodyweight circuit to make up the difference!
The workout I’m sharing with you today is one of my all-time favorites. I love doing AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) and AMSAP (As Many Sets As Possible) workouts because they’re simple, and you don’t need to keep track of how many sets and reps to do at the same time, which was always my hangup when it came to complicated circuits. For this one, you simply just go down the list of exercises, performing them in order for as many sets as you possibly can in 30 minutes. For me, this ends up being about twice, although if I’m being a lil speedster and find myself halfway through a third when my timer goes off, I like to push myself through and finish strong.
You absolutely don’t need an entire room to do this workout, but it helps to have a clear space, especially for those clock lunges! And, like I said, this can be done using only your bodyweight- however I like to incorporate resistance bands, because they’re cheap and they kick up the intensity, or a pair of lighter dumbbells (think 5-10 pounds).
I don’t have any pictures to show you guys, unfortunately, because it’s kinda hard to do that when you’re by yourself and don’t have a camera with a tripod (plus, how weird), but I did want to link to a few handy tutorial videos for the exercises you might not be familiar with.
I usually warm up with about a minute of high knees, though if you do have a jumprope and some extra space, you can do either. I do my best not to rest between each exercise, giving myself a window of about 15 seconds to transition from one to the other. Once I’ve finished an entire set, I take a one minute break, drink a little water, shake it out, and get ready to tackle the next one. At the very end, I cool down with a luxurious 5 minute stretch.
That’s pretty much it- let me know if you try this workout, and what you like best! I’d love to hear more about what other at home routines you guys do as well, so don’t hesitate to comment or shoot me an email!
Keep it real,