I haven’t always grown up the fitness enthusiast that I am today. In fact I didn’t really start exercising until college. People always ask me what motivated me to start working out and what keeps me focused. I think the first question is always very easy to answer (just like anyone else, I wanted to develop a great physique and feel good about my body)
The second question was not so easy to answer until I recently discovered the power and efficiency of circuit training workouts
Circuit Training Workout
Circuit training workouts are exercise routines done back to back with minimal break between the sets. They are a great way to keep your workout session “jazzed up” and fun, while minimizing your time. For example, rather than doing a boring 30-minute stationary bicycle ride, which quite frankly does not burn anything but your time (instead of your body fat), you go through a series of ab workout, squats, plank, sequentially for 60 seconds each with 10 seconds of rest between sets. Once done, you repeat the entire circuit again 5 to 6 times. The complete workout may take less than the time spent on your bicycle ride but the intensity is several folds higher, which makes the body burn the fat for 24 to 48 hours straight as opposed to much less for more engaging exercises. Below is an example of a high intensity interval circuit training workout
Discovering the benefits of circuit training changed dramatically the way I work out, in a sense that not only do I have an unlimited range of possibilities in terms of how I combine my sets, I also do not lose interest in doing the same kind of workout routines day in and day out. Needless to say that workout boredom is one of the key reasons people quit after a while, because they do not feel challenged enough and consequently, they do not achieve their weight loss goals.
In a video I made the first day of 2011, I shared tips that could help you stay motivated on your workout goals. It does require a change of mindset from you however, because remember – like someone says: “If nothing changes, nothing changes”. You need to change the way to approach your workout, keeping in perspective the overwhelming health benefit it has on your body, rather than just the mere fact that it helps you sculpt a great looking physique.
My hope in building this home fitness blog (which I would highlight I put together myself (Yea you can clap for that ;-))), is that the hundreds of circuit training workouts that I have on this site will give you enough basis for you to kick off your home workout training. If there are certain specific routines you would like to see, feel free to email me and I will gladly make a video and post it with your name on it. One soul at the time, one genetic fat cell at the time, we will conquer our fear of working out and vanquish obesity!
Finally, remember to NOT take life that seriously. Have fun, be goofy, and enjoy everything you do. I guess that’s what I was trying to do in this video 😉