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Tips on How to Make Time to Exercise

If you want to get in shape and lose weight you have to make time to exercise.  Today’s busy lifestyle of a two incomes, taking care of your kids, as well as the neighbors kids, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, cooking meals, shopping, and running errands, etc. how does one find the time?

If you can spare twenty minutes of your time three days a week, you can have a quality exercise program, complete with cardiovascular and weight training. All you need is a bench and a set of adjustable dumbbells.

To make time to exercise, give circuit training a try.  Circuit training is a method of working out that is ideal for building endurance, improving your cardiovascular and circulatory system, as well as building muscle and strength.

Wikipedia states, “Circuit training is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building or muscular endurance.”  Circuit training is divided into a series of various exercises with minimal rest between sets. It usually consists of 12 to 15 repetitions for each exercise with 15 to 25 seconds of walking or some other form of aerobic move between each exercise. The goal in circuit training is to increase your heart rate.

Below is a Circuit Training program that is fast, safe, and effective.

Exercise:
Bench Press
Sets : 4
Repetitions: 12-15

Walk

Exercise:
Shoulder Press
Sets: 4
Repetitions: 12-15

Walk

Exercise:
Overhead Extensions.
Sets: 4
Repetitions: 12-15

Exercise:
Bentover Rows
Sets: 4
Repetitions: 12-15

Walk

Exercise:
Squats
Sets: 4
Repetitions: 12-15

Walk

Exercise:
Straight Bar Curls
Sets: 4
Repetitions: 12-15

Walk

How to Perform

Begin with the first exercise, the Bench Press. Do one set of 12 to 15 reps. After you complete your last repetition walk in place for 15 to 25 seconds and then move on to the second exercise, the Shoulder Press. Complete 12 to 15 repetitions and then either walk in place or do jumping jacks for 15 to 25 seconds and move on to the next exercise.

After you complete one full round of each exercise and repeat the cycle three more times.

Keep in Mind

With circuit training, keep your focus on keeping your heart rate up. Be sure your form on each exercise is correct to prevent injuries and if you feel winded, walk around until you catch your breath.

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In addition to circuit training, a clean nutrition program is essential to bring down body fat levels. Be sure you are eating a balance of complete protein, essential fats, as well as complex carbohydrates.

Now, if you want MORE information on how to strip off body fat, check this out (below)…

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