Since I’m done with P90X now (final recap coming soon), I’ve kind of been doing random workouts and it’s been a very nice change. I’ve done a few full body workouts, which is a big changed from the P90X strength workouts that focus primarily on 2-3 muscle groups at a time.
I like workouts that switch up a lot, that’s why there are 8 different circuits in this one. It takes around 40 minute and let me tell you I was sweating by the end of it.
Each circuit is a superset. A superset is when you perform 2 exercises in a row with no rest in between. You’ll go through the circuit 2 times, move onto the cardio blast then move onto the next circuit. This full body workout keeps your heart pumping and keeps you from getting bored because there is a lot of change. Rest for 30-60 seconds between the cardio blast and the next circuit.
Note: The weights I listed worked for me. You may use lighter of heavier weights, just make sure the last 3-4 reps are very challenging.
Full body workout with cardio blasts
Circuit 2 (legs and shoulders)
Pendulum lunges: 12 reps on each leg with 10lbs dumbbells
Alternating overhead shoulder press: 12 reps @ 10lbs
Cardio blast: 25 high knees
Circuit 6 (legs and shoulders)
Plie squat with kettle bell/dumbbell (10lbs): 15 reps
Lateral raise: 12 reps @ 8lbs
Cardio blast: 25 mountain climbers
Circuit 7 (biceps and triceps)
In-and-out hammer curls: 12 reps @ 10lbs
Tricep dips (legs bent, straight or on another chair): 15 reps
Cardio blast: 25 butt kicks
Remember to warm up and cool down/stretch. Don’t push yourself beyond your limit. Listen to you body and make it work for you.
Let me know if you try it out!