The Best Circuit-Training Workouts
To increase the intensity of your workout (and shed fat faster), try these add-ons. You’ll do the same basic moves but a whole lot more moving in between them. “if you can avoid it, never stand still during your workouts. Even if it’s at a low intensity, movement burns calories,” says Jonathan Celis. Adjust your pace to your fitness level and how much energy you have.
- Instead of doing the moves for 30 seconds each, perform three reps of every move, in order, and see how many full circuits you can complete in 20 minutes.
- Incorporate 30-second to two-minute cardio bursts between each move. Do step-ups or hop-ups onto a curb or a low bench, or jog in place or around the house.
- Before performing the moves, start with a two- to five-minute burst of moderate-intensity cardio that barely lets you maintain a conversation. (Think jumping rope or doing jumping jacks.) Then add another burst halfway through. Finish with a final few minutes before cooling down.