No excuses! Circuit training you can do at home
Winter is just around the corner and as days become colder, it can be harder to get the body moving. But with the right moves and motivation, you can stay fit by doing circuit training at home.
Shepparton’s Peak Physique Women’s Fitness Centre owner Emma O’Keeffe says circuit training combines strength and cardio movements that target every part of the body.
Emma recommends beginners to do 12 repetitions and three sets (12 x 3) for each exercise three times a week, increasing the number of repetitions, sets and weight as your fitness improves.
Remember, summer bodies are made in winter!
Arms: Bicep curls with band
12 x 3 sets
Standing up straight with one foot forward, place the band under your shoe and hold each side with your hands keeping your elbows against your side.
While keeping the upper body and arms stationary, move your elbows in a 90 degree angle to contract your biceps for the number of repetitions and sets.
Note: Dumbbells can be used instead of a stretch band.
Arms: Overhead tricep extensions with medicine ball
12 x 3 sets
Extend your arms directly over your head and slowly move the elbows as far behind as you can go.
Keep the elbows in and move the elbows back to starting position.