Lately I’ve been loving myself some free-weight circuits. Now that my knees are finally feeling better (clearly they are glad I didn’t run Hood to Coast even though I was not) I’ve been doing some sort of circuit at least two times a week…on a non pilates reformer day. I have yet to do a circuit and then pilates back-to-back so we’ll see how sore I am. Tomorrow will be the big test.
On circuit days I usually go straight to the weights area and grab a bench. Typically these take me about a half an hour and then I follow-up with 30 minutes of cardio. Last week I did 30 minutes of cardio intervals where today I just did 15 minutes on the rowing machine followed by a leisurely 15 minute bike-ride while reading a magazine.
Side note – my fave lady Jillian used to say you could never read a magazine while on a cardio machine at the gym but in the newest issue of Shape (or Self…) she changed her tune. She said now that she’s a mom, she’s had to become all about multi-tasking and can often be found returning emails while getting her cardio in. And while we’re on the topic of Jillian. How excited are you that she’s coming back to the Biggest Loser? I seriously can’t wait.
Ok and now onto the circuits. Both get your legs where the 1st one focuses a little more on back and biceps where the 2nd focused a little more on chest. When using the Bosu, I stood and did my push-ups with the dome-side down. These are also great at-home workouts even if you don’t have a bosu or bench :)
Any questions? Thoughts on these? Do you guys like doing circuits with free-weights? I could spend hours in the gym doing them. I am a gym dork.