Simple Bodyweight Circuit Training in the Living Room

Submitted by Jon on Tue, 03/03/2009 – 2:31pm

Last night I was hoping to do another weight training session, however I had underestimated how much I would still be aching after Friday’s weight training. My triceps and chest were still aching to the point that I could not even do a press up when I tried. However, I did not give in to defeat, oh no!

When I got home from work I had a large chocolate protein/muscle shake. At 10pm I started my circuit training in the living room. It was a simple routine, involving;

  • Bodyweight squats
  • Burpees, but without the explosive star jump
  • Sit ups
  • Side crunches
  • Back Extensions

I did a few sets of squats (100 in total), did not count the burpees, but did 3 sets. About 50 sit ups, 10 side crunches on each side, and about 20 reverse sit ups.

I decided not to document what I was doing, but to focus on working intensively over a short time. I was aiming to finish and get my second protein shake before Heroes started at 10.30pm. As it happened my wife made me a garlic tea (have another cold) and I did not drink my shake until 11.30pm.

It was a good workout, I felt really tired after. I did attempt press ups a few times but there was just nothing there in my arms after Friday night. Maybe tomorrow I will be recovered enough for weight training again. Good news – my back/neck is feeling a bit better too after my dangerous sneeze on Sunday.

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