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10-Minute Body Weight Circuit Workout

No equipment? No problem. This total body home circuit includes a variety of classic body weight exercises to work your body from head to toes. Some of the moves include plyometric jumping and other high intensity moves. Modify the exercises to fit your fitness level.

See your doctor before trying this workout if you have any injuries, illnesses or other conditions.  This workout is for intermediate/advanced exercisers.  

Equipment Needed

A chair, bench or step

How To
  • Perform the exercises for the suggested time, one after the other, with short rests in between
  • Perform the circuit once for a 10 to 15-minute workout, repeating up to six times for a longer, more advanced workout
  • Add extra rest periods as needed
Warm up: Light-moderate cardio for 3-5 minutes  

1 min - Alternating Squats and Squat Jumps
Squat low and fast for 2 reps, then do 2 squat jumps: Lower into a squat and jump as high as you can, landing back in a squat. Alternate for 60 seconds.

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1 min - Front Lunges and Plyo Lunges
Step forward into a lunge with the right foot, then step back and lunge forward with the left foot. Repeat for 30 seconds. Follow with jumping plyo lunges: Begin in a lunge, jump up and switch feet in the air, landing in a lunge with the other foot forward. Repeat for 30 seconds.

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1 min - Bear Crawls and Pushups
Squat to the floor and walk the hands out to a plank position. Do a pushup, on knees or toes, walk the hands back and stand up. Repeat for 30 seconds. Follow with 30 seconds of pushups.
Bear Crawl Exercise
1 min - One-legged deadlifts-Right Leg
Balance on one leg with arms straight up by the ears. Bend at the hips to bring the torso parallel to the floor while lifting the back leg straight up. Lower and repeat for 60 seconds. Weight optional.
One Legged Deadlift
1 min - One-legged deadlifts-Left Leg
Balance on one leg with arms straight up by the ears. Bend at the hips to bring the torso parallel to the floor while lifting the back leg straight up. Lower and repeat for 60 seconds.
One Legged Deadlift
1 min - Wall Sit with Knee Lifts
Sit against the wall or ball (optional), knees at 90-degree angles, weight in the heels. Holding the position, lift the right foot a few inches off the ground. Lower and then lift the left foot. Continue alternating each foot for 60 seconds.
1 min - Dips with Leg Extensions
Sit on a step or chair, hands next to thighs, knees bent. Push off the step and bend the elbows into a dip. As you press up, extend the right leg, reaching for the toe with your left hand. Lower and repeat on the other side, alternating sides for 60 seconds.

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1 min - Burpees
Squat and place your hands on the floor. Jump the feet back into a plank position, jump the feet back in and stand up. Add a jump at the end for more intensity, if desired. Repeat for 60 seconds.
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1 min - Triceps Pushup with Side Planks
In pushup position, with hands close together, do a triceps pushup. As you push up, rotate to the left, taking the right arm straight up in a side plank. Rotate back for another pushup, and then do a side plank on the other side. Repeat, alternating sides for 60 seconds.
1 min - Bridge with Leg Drops
In a bridge position, straighten the right leg and drop it out to the side a few inches. Bring it back to center and repeat for 30 seconds. Switch sides and complete the exercise on the other leg for 30 seconds.
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