Can’t get to the gym and don’t believe you have the space or apparatus at home that you need to accomplish an effective workout? Think again. I have annihilated many a client in an area the equivalent to the size of your closet floor. That’s not to say you should literally attempt your workout in a cupboard. But if you are in tight quarters, I have outlined a fat-busting circuit training home workout that will work your entire body and get your heart pumping, requiring absolutely zero equipment. And you’ll be all done in less than 30 minutes!
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training
What I love about circuits is that these HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) allow you to cram a lot of exercise volume within a short amount of time and a small amount of space. And the best part is that this style of training burns a tremendous amount of calories. As well as being time-efficient, there’s an abundance of health benefits related to circuit training, such as increased muscular strength and endurance, improved heart health, and fat loss promotion (to name just a few). The high intensity nature of the workout even improves mood and can reduce stress.
How to do circuits
I have listed 5 exercises that incorporate an effective full-body workout. Perform each exercise for one minute, and repeat the cycle three times. Take a 10-20 second break between each exercise, and a 60-90 second break at the end of each circuit, as required. And remember to warm up first, and then safely cool down and stretch afterwards.
So now that you know the drill, here’s the circuit line-up:
- Jumping jacks
To make your fitness routine more challenging, I would recommend incorporating resistance bands. This is because they are cheap, lightweight, easy to store in small places, and are highly versatile. You can use them for a full-body workout, and they will help increase strength, muscle and endurance. Check out this top-selling set on Amazon:
- Adjustable: 10lbs, 20lbs, 30lbs, 40lbs,50lbs
- Use single band or combine up to 150lbs
- Includes easy-carry bag and accessories
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Please note, the routine outlined in this post is for those in good health and with no injuries. Most exercises can, however, be modified according to your health issues. As with all exercise programs, consult with a physician before participating in physical activity.
So now it’s time to kick the cat out of the way, grab your water, and get moving! Meanwhile, feel free to add your comments to this blog, along with any questions. I’ll be happy to help!