Video number 5 is finally here, and this is the big one where we put all of the exercises we’ve learned together in a circuit. Circuit training is a great way of combining resistance training with cardiovascular training, and in this way we have created a full body, muscle building, fat burning workout.
In this circuit we utilise the simplified versions of our Lunges, Push Ups, Pull Ups and Squats. As I suggest in the video, you can take around a minute rest in between exercises, just pacing up and down and catching your breath. Also use this time as an opportunity to give your self some encouragement, because yes – you are actually doing this, and it is going to make you fitter, stronger, leaner and healthier. Congratulate yourself, and then get stuck into the next exercise.
Here’s the video of me demonstrating the circuit.
You’ll also notice in this video that I use Step Ups as an alternative to Lunges. These are a similar movement but a lot easier and a good way to work towards full lunges. Simply step up to a bench with your left leg first, then step back down with your right leg first, then back up with your right leg, down with your left leg, and so on.
Before I forget, a lot of you have been telling me you’re doing your squats and lunges but have given up on the push-ups because you can’t do the full movement on the ground. Guys and girls, DO THE MODIFIED VERSIONS to start off with! To draw an analogy to my music career, I did not write “Master Of Disguise” the first time I picked up a guitar – I started out with simple country songs. It’s the same as walking into the gym for the first time and going straight for the heaviest set of dumbbells in the place, you just can’t do it! Start out with the easier versions of the exercise and soon enough you will progress to the full traditional version. From there, I can teach you how to make them harder still!
If you haven’t seen the first four videos demonstrating the individual exercises in detail, or you need to see them again, here are the links;
Stay tuned, next up is the advanced version of the bodyweight resistance circuit.