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How to Get a Full-Body Workout with a 2-Minute Circuit

Mar 14, 2014
A circuit routine is excellent if you're trying to get your entire body in shape, but you just don't have much time to work out. A good circuit workout will hit all of the muscles in your body, pushing them to their limits with just a few exercises. You should aim to do a circuit workout three times a week, every other day.

We've put together a simple circuit routine that you can do quickly and easily. Each circuit should take you only two minutes.

Military Presses

This exercise hits your chest and it definitely makes the triceps burn. The focus, however, is on your anterior deltoids and trapezius muscles, helping to define them and increase them in size. It's a great upper body workout that even hits some of the muscles in your back.

Lunges

This is a tough one to do, and getting it right will take some practice. Make sure to use the correct form, as it's the best way to prevent injuries to your knees. Add weight if you can handle it, or just use your body weight if you're new to this exercise.

Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers focus on your core and, as it's a high-intensity exercise, you'll some cardio in too. This is an isometric (static) exercise for your upper body, but it's the legs and core that feel it the most.

Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.



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