Workout: Basic Strength Training

Workout of the Day: Basic Strength Training

So you’ve decided to replace one of those cardio workouts with a strength training workout.  Don’t know where to start?  Try this one out.

Circuit 1
Push-ups x 15
Reverse Lunges x 15 each side
Ab Crunch x 25
(Repeat)

 Circuit 2
Chair Dips x 15
Chair Squats x 15
Prone Cobra x 10
(Repeat)

 Do all three exercises in the circuit back to back, then rest for 60 seconds, and repeat the circuit one more time.  All of the highlighted exercises have been “Featured Exercises” in the past, and have links to instructions.  For instructions on any of the others, just leave a comment and I will be sure to explain.  Push-ups can be on your feet or kneeling, whichever you need.  You can feel free to add weight to the Reverse Lunges and Chair Squats with dumbbells, a medicine ball, or anything that adds weight like water jugs or small children (I have used this one myself).  For a greater challenge, increase the repetitions on some of the exercises, or do 3 sets instead of 2.  Be safe, and always stay within your level of fitness!

J

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