It’s Friday..and for most of you, your minds are already shifting into weekend mode. That’s all well and good, but don’t let yourself fall into a little something I like to call the weekend trap. You know the weekend trap all too well; get home from work, immediately begin making plans for the evening as you reason to yourself… It’s the weekend damnit! I worked hard all week, one missed workout isn’t going to kill me! And as you know all too well, a missed workout Friday usually translates into missed workouts Saturday and Sunday too.
Let’s Get Going!
Let’s do out best to avoid this and get in a solid workout today…how’s that sound? And better yet, if you’re able to sustain the pace you’d been keeping all week, hitting that Saturday/Sunday workout becomes all the less difficult to muster.
I know a lot of plans recommend a 5 day per week routine…this is simply a recommendation. I know when I create plans and use a 5 day a week routine, it’s simply so I don’t burn you guys out. The fittest, healthiest, and most physically appealing people are working out a solid 6-7 days a week. Keep in mind, every day doesn’t have to be grueling, but getting out there and elevating your heart rate, working your muscles, and getting a sweat on will help you reach your goals faster.
So, with that in mind, I’ve got a little dumbbell circuit workout for you today. Lead by the lean, mean, Casey Kirch, this class is perfect for a friday afternoon (or morning) workout. You’re in and out in less than 40 minutes, and hit all of the major muscle groups in the process. What’s more, Casey has carefully timed each of the rest intervals so all you have to do is lift/rest when he does.
As an added bonus, because of the strict rest times and complex lifts found in this circuit workout, you’re guaranteed to bump your EPOC and seriously spike your metabolism. That means you’re going to burn more calories AFTER the workout has finished. So while you’re laying in bed Saturday morning thinking about the 101 reasons you can’t go get your workout on…this circuit workout will STILL be working its magic….although don’t take that as an excuse to stay in bed until 1 pm!
What Do I Need?
For this workout, not much. You’ll need your own bodyweight, a little space, and a set of dumbbells. Whether you’re taking this class at home on your computer or at the gym following along on your phone or tablet, make sure you have a little room to move around. Casey moves quickly between exercises, so make sure you’re paying attention. Other than that, get loose, have a bottle of water nearby, and get ready for 40 minutes of virtual training like you’ve never seen before!