Summertime Arms Circuit Workout – Guest Post

by Her Happy Balance on May 14, 2014

Hi, friends! Happy hump day! Today the lovely Heather will be sharing a workout with you πŸ™‚

Today, I’m busy traipsing around Epcot with the newlyweds. So my workout will be a lot of walking and lifting a glass to my mouth, if you catch my drift πŸ˜‰ But when I get home, this circuit will be on the top of my list of must-do workouts! The floor is yours, Heather!

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Hi everyone, I’m Heather and I blog at Fit β€˜n’ Cookies! I share my life of eating cookies while maintaining a fit life. Basically, I believe in moderation and work out because I love it. Isn’t that why we should all work out? My favorite ways to stay in shape are running and lifting weights!

Last weekend after the marathon relay in Pittsburgh.

Last weekend after the marathon relay in Pittsburgh.

When Leslee asked if I would write a guest post for her, I immediately said yes! I have been reading her blog for quite some time, and love everything she writes. We were talking about what I should write about, and we both knew a workout would be the best. I just became an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, and love sharing workouts with others!

One of my favorite kinds of workouts to do are circuit workouts. I love lifting weights and adding some cardio bursts in. To me, it’s just more fun than to perform 3 sets of 12 reps before moving on to the next. This way, you complete them all and then repeat. On any given day, I will be performing a circuit workout over just a lifting workout. Time flies and I add some cardio in!

Circuit training is a workout that combines resistance exercises along with high intensity cardio movements. You can perform a few stations, or combine them into one workout. Circuit training is designed to improve your cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular strength. Who doesn’t want that?!

This circuit focuses on getting our arms ready to show off in a bathing suit! It’s the perfect mix of cardio and lifting, which crushes those calories!

Heather's Circuit Workout

With this circuit, you will complete the Bicep circuit 3 times, do the cardio burst, then move on to shoulders. Again, complete that circuit 3 times, then cardio, then triceps. You will do the cardio burst, then finish with the core workout! Always remember to warm up and to cool down and stretch after! Those are very important in your workout!

In case a few of these moves are new to you, here are links demonstrating the moves!
Lower Bicep Curls (:34 seconds in)
Upper Bicep Curls (second picture)
Lateral Raise
Switch Kicks (:15 seconds in)
Jumping Lunges (2:00 in)
Tricep Pullovers (with or without the ball)
Skull Crushers (you can omit the bridge)
Side Tri Rise
Plank Jacks
V Ups (:15 in)
Burpees (with or without push up)
Jump Squat

Make sure you head on over to my blog and say hi! I share new workouts every Tuesday and have a lot to choose from already! Thanks, Leslee for letting me take over!

Thoughts??
What is your favorite type of workout?
What is your favorite body group to workout?

Any summer vacations planned yet?

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Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures May 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

This is awesome – I do NOT think I’d be capable of doing all that arm work! I am a total weak baby with my upper body because ALL I do is run! Ha, I’ve been trying to work on that though and this is a good way to start!! πŸ™‚
Congrats on just becoming certified, Heather! πŸ™‚
LOVE YOU LESLEE HOPE YOU’RE ENJOYING FLOOORIDAAAH!

Heather @fitncookies May 15, 2014 at 7:31 am

Thank you!! I loved this workout! It crushed my upper body but you also were able to get some cardio in πŸ™‚ Hope you try it! Feel free to do only 2 sets or take down the reps!

Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom May 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

I LOVE THIS! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Heather @fitncookies May 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

Hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you do πŸ™‚

Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie May 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I’m always needing new arm workouts! Thanks, Heather!

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