I have a little stomach bug and I completely took yesterday off in hopes that a little R&R might encourage the little bugger to go away. While I am feeling better today, I really didn’t want to go to the gym but I didn’t want to take another full day off either.
(BTW, I have been totally OCD about washing my hands and staying germ free this flu season, but Scott keeps bringing me home all these weird things…..and the kicker is that I get them all worse than he does!)
What’s a girl to do? I have goals to meet, you know (as I am sure you do as well), and a deadline to meet at that.
I decided that I wouldn’t use my current intestinal distress as an excuse to lay on the couch or park myself behind this computer all day.
So, I got to cranking on a 15 minute metabolic workout that I could do at home in my own living room. The best part is, I only did 3 highly effective bodyweight exercises.
Here is the circuit I did after a bodyweight warm up and a little stretching:
1. Burpees (10-15)
2. Renegade rows (8)
I repeated these two exercises with no rest in between each one. After I finished the rows I would take about 1 minute rest and get back to it again. I repeated this sequence for 10 minutes.
3. Kettlebell swings (50)
*OK, I get that this is not a bodyweight exercise, but it could be without the kettlebell. I just chose to add some weight to get the biggest burn for my buck.
I finished up the fast home workout with 2 sets of 50 one arm kettlebell swings. I took a 1 minute rest in between sets.
A little stretching wrapped up that fat loss workout.
This is an example of a quick 15 minute metabolic circuit training workout using bodyweight exercises that you should be able to squeeze in anytime in your busy schedule, all while being in the comfort of your own home.