8 Minute Circuit You Can Do When You’re Short on Time
Get ready to feel your best.
Step 1: Download “Interval Timer”
You have 3 different circuits to choose from. Since this is an interval circuit using time, don’t sacrifice form over repetitions and fatigue. Blast your favorite summer jam, and let’s get sweaty!
Circuit 1: Program “Interval Timer”. You will perform 3 exercises in 20 seconds, then rest 20 seconds. Repeat 4x.
Exercise 1: Jump squats. Make sure to land softly on your heels in squat position. Pretend you’re landing like a cat burglar. Keep your chest up, breathe in through your nose, and out your mouth.
Exercise 2: Push ups. To modify, you can do push ups on your knees. Make sure your butt is not sticking out, but keep your core tight (like you’re sucking your belly button to your spine).
Exercise 3: Mountain climbers. Again, keep your core tight. I usually cue my clients “belly button to your spine.”
Circuit 2: Program “Interval Timer”. You will perform 3 exercises in 30 seconds, then rest 20 seconds. Repeat 4x.
Exercise 1: Squat to shoulder press. Keep your chest up. When you press overhead, your biceps should be by your ears. If you cannot raise your hands overhead without pain or with a straight arm, do not perform the shoulder press.
Exercise 2: Alternating reverse lunge to bicep curl. Always push your weight off through the heel of your leg in front of you when putting your feet together. Then, perform a bicep curl standing up.
Exercise 3: Dumbbell Russian twist. Keep your chest up. Look to your left and right when twisting. You can modify and do the Russian twist without any weights.
Circuit 3: Program “Interval Timer”. You will perform 3 exercises in 30 seconds, then rest 10 seconds. Repeat 4x.
Exercise 1: Burpee. Jump back to a push up position, then jump forward to a squat position, perform a squat jump. Repeat.
Exercise 2: Alternating reverse lunge to shoulder press. Step back with the right foot, then feet together, perform a shoulder press standing up.
Exercise 3: V-Ups. Lying on your back with hands overhead, aim for your toes as you lift your lower and upper body off the ground simultaneously. Think that you’re pushing your belly button into the ground.