Weight Loss Circuit Training Workout

by: Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN


WOW! What a workout.

You've got to try this circuit training workout. If weight loss is what you're after, then this workout will burn some serious calories in less time than you can possibly imagine. You might be asking...

"Yuri, what makes this workout so effective for losing weight?"

Well, not only will it help you towards your weight loss goals but this circuit training workout will also get you in trememdous shape. How do I know? Well, this just one example of the 12-weeks of calorie-crunching workouts that make up my Fitter U workout program.

2 Keys to Weight Loss Success

Okay, now to answer your question. These circuit training workouts work because they combine several important elements including:

1. full-body exercises

2. intensity

The combination of intensity and full-body movements like the squat press are key ingredients to any successful weight loss goals. They will help you burn more calories in less time, get your body stronger, tone your muscles, and help you lose weight faster than traditional workouts.

Full-body exercises are essential since they activate a greater amount of muscle. Since muscle requires oxygen to produce energy, it follows that the more muscle you recruit, the more oxygen your body requires. As a result, you will breathe more heavily and hear yourself "huff and puff". This is good. This is what we want.

Remember this - for every liter of oxygen you consume, your body burn 5 calories.

Therefore, take in more oxygen (through complex full-body exercises) and you will burn more calories. Makes sense? I'll take that as a yes!

As I mention in the video, part of this workout is directly from Phase 2 of my Fitter U workout program. It involves doing 4 exercises where you're working for 45 seconds and allowing 30 seconds rest in between each exercises. When you finish the circuits you will then move onto 10 minutes of interval training.

Try doing 2-3 sets of this workout, 2-3 times per week and you'll experience the Fitter U difference. For the exercises involving weights, select a weight that will challenge you by the end of the 45 seconds. This amount of time should permit about 10-15 reps depending on your pace.

Here are the exercises for this circuit training Fitter U workout:

1-Leg Step-Up w/ Opposite Arm Shoulder Press x 45 seconds (divided by both sides)

Stability Ball Extensions x 45 seconds

Squat Presses x 45 seconds

Side Bridge x 45 (divided by both sides)

INTERVAL TRAINING - 10 minutes (10 seconds @ 100% : 20 seconds @ 50%)

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