Thursday’s Upper Body and Sweaty-town, USA Total Body Circuit

Yesterday was upper/total body day! For my workout, I mixed in cardio bursts, upper body exercises, and a total body weighted circuit. Left me very sweaty! I was a bit disappointed this morning when my biceps weren’t sore from SarahFit’s workout. The first time I did it they were sore the next day. My body couldn’t have gotten used to it already so what the heck man?! Soreness isn’t the only indication of a good workout though so, give this one a try. Its a goodie ūüôā

FitnessBlender Quick Sweat Cardio Workout

SarahFit Makeover Workout: Toned Arms in 2013
(x3 using 5 lb dumbbells)

FitnessBlender Quick Sweat Cardio Workout

Sweaty-town, USA Total Body Circuit (below)

Sweaty-town, USA Total Body Circuit
The total body circuit was adapted from Peanut Butter Fingers’ Weekend Circuit Workout. I changed it up by replacing some exercises and adding weights to make it tougher. I was only able to get through about 1.5 rounds of the circuit before the one hour mark cut me off. A solid 3 rounds would be a great total body workout on its own. Happy Sweating!

Lower Body Burn Circuit Workout

Oh boy, will your legs be SORE after this workout. Inspired by Peanut Butter Fingers’¬†Lower Body and Jump Rope Circuit Workout, this weighted workout gets your heart racing and burns those thighs, hammies, and the booty. ¬†This circuit was part of my workout on Tuesday, which I wrote about in full¬†here¬†. It’s now Friday and my thighs are still feelin’ it, so I’d chalk this one up as a success! Give it a try and remember you don’t need to use the exact weights that I use. Use weights that challenge you!

Lower Body Burn Warmup CircuitLower Body Burn Circuit Workout

Tuesday, January 8th Leg Workout

Tuesday’s workout was a newish format for me. I usually do leg videos with some lower body circuit training; but today I decided to focus more on circuit training with heavier weights because I have been looking for a killer leg workout that would make my legs sore the next day. ¬†I started with a five minute warm up video courtesy of the great Cassey Ho of Blogilates. ¬†I then used the same lower body and jump rope circuit workout that Peanut Butter Fingers created; but added my own twist to it. And finally, ended with a short cardio cool down. ¬†Here is the complete workout:

Pop Cardio: Fat Melting Routine

Warmup Circuit:
25 squats (with 30 lb dumbbell)
50 stationary lunges (with 10 lb dumbbell in each hand)
100 butt pulses (with 30 lb dumbbell)
20 dead lifts (with 10 lb dumbbells in each hand)
25 reverse lunges with rear lift (each leg, 10 lb dumbbells in each hand)

Workout Circuit:
15 squats (with 55 lb dumbbell)
Jump rope for one minute
30 stationary lunges (with 15 lb dumbbells in each hand)
Jump rope for one minute
75 butt pulses (with 50 lb dumbbell)
Jump rope for one minute
15 deadlifts (with 15 lb dumbbells in each hand)
Jump rope for one minute
25 reverse lunges with rear lift (each leg, 15 lb dumbbells in each hand)
Jump rope for one minute

Repeat the workout circuit x2. I did an extra set of squats (increased the reps to 20) at the end of the second circuit just to get some more leg work in.  On the second circuit, instead of jump roping for one minute I did jumping jacks.

Cool down with a few minutes of Pop Cardio: Fat Melting Routine until you reach an hour.