New workouts started this week as well, and the active rests and sprints have been replaced by super intense circuits. Circuits are groups of exercises done in succession without resting in between. You rest for 2-5 minutes after the circuit is complete before doing the circuit all the way through again. I'm talking 150 reps per circuit, done 4 times. I am not kidding when I say I felt like I was going to either puke or pass out through most of the workout. My heart rate got to 173, which for me is extremely high, because my heart rate recovers fairly quickly. It didn't go much lower than 140 throughout the entire workout, so I was definitely well within the fat loss zone! If you want a kick ass leg workout, try this out for size:
Circuit (3-4 rounds--I did 4.):
- Barbell Squats: 30 reps
- Leg Press: 30 reps
- Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift: 30 reps
- Barbell Lunges: 30 reps
- Calf Press on the Leg Press Machine: 30 reps
Hope everyone had a successful start to their week. I am just hoping mine goes by quickly, because I am super looking forward to Saturday already! But first I have to get through 4 more workouts, an overnight, and two other work shifts!