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Three circuit training workouts to build up muscle and burn fat!

by , 27 June 2017
Three circuit training workouts to build up muscle and burn fat!
Do you find it hard to keep up the workouts in the winter months? You're not alone! After all, there's nothing like a cold, rainy day to take the wind right out of your well-intentioned workout plans...

But before you scrap your sweat sessions and curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate, consider the fact that you can squeeze in an entire workout that will help you build up muscle and burn fat without straying too far away from your couch!

The following circuit workouts will let you fit in a muscle-building, fat-building workout anytime, anywhere. And the best part? There's no equipment required. Ready, steady, sweat!

Build up muscle and burn fat with these three killer workouts

Workout plan #1:
Squat with alternating heel raise 
At the bottom of your squat, raise your right heel, then left heel. Repeat.
Reverse tabletop leg lifts
Sit on the ground feet planted hips-width distance apart, hands behind you with fingers pointing towards your toes. Lift your butt off the floor coming into a “tabletop” position. Lift right leg off the ground, then left.
Side plank clamshell
Get into a side plank, knees on the floor. With heels glued together, lift top knee, rotating leg open, then bring it back down again. Repeat on opposite side.
Plié squat
Stand with feet wider than hips-width distance apart, toes pointed slightly out. Lower into a squat.


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Workout plan #2:
Squat to press
While holding a squat, position arms like a goalpost, elbows bent to 90-degrees. Press arms straight up, then bend them back to 90-degrees. Hold squat for the duration of the exercise.
Skip jacks
Skip forward, leading with your right leg, then perform two jumping jacks. Skip forward, leading with your left leg, then perform two jumping jacks. Repeat.
Ski jumps
Stand with feet shoulder width-apart, hands on hips. Hop to the right, bringing your left leg behind your right, then hop to the left and bring your right leg behind your left. Move arms forward and back as you jump to gain momentum.
Workout plan #3:
Squat punches
Perform a squat, punching upwards to the right as you come to standing, downwards to the right as you squat. Squat again, repeating punches on opposite side.
Surfer burpees
Place your hands on the ground and walk legs out into a plank position. Walk feet back up to hands, then hop your right leg forward into “surfer” position. Repeat, alternating sides.
Knee-lift to squat
Perform a squat, then lift your right knee up towards your chest as you stand. Repeat with opposite leg.
Shuffle hop
Shuffle two steps to your right, then jump into the air. Repeat on opposite side.
Touchdown jacks
Start with legs together, then jump them apart, reaching down to touch the ground in between your feet. Repeat.
There you have it – workouts that will help you build up muscle and burn fat.

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