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No time to make it to the gym this weekend? No Problem.  Put some music on in the house, grab some water and let’s get to work!

For this weeks workout we will be focusing on the legs.

You will be doing the same type of circuit training  we did the last week.  Each exercise will be for 45 seconds, and for the best results try to do  3 rounds as quick as you can.

I did have some readers tell me it was hard for them to keep track of time while they did this last week.  So instead of switching every 45 seconds you can just  do 30 reps of each exercise.  This might actually be a little harder because to move on to the next exercise you will have to finish all 30. If you can, still try to have a running clock going so you can compete against yourself.  Alright, let’s get to work!

Just to warm up, you will start off with  30 jumping jacks to get your heart pumping.   Then on to the workout.  Here are the 5…

Walking Lunges or Stationary Lunges:http://www.5bestexercises.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/walking-lunge.jpg

2. Prisoner Squats:http://www.womenshealthmag.com/files/transform11/assets/bob-harper-04.jpg  

3.  Leg Lifts:http://www.womenshealthmag.com/files/images/bootcamp-leg-lifts.jpg

4.JumpSquats:http://www.menshealth.com.sg/system/files/shared/3B_Jump_Squat_Combined_Article.jpg

5. Scissor Kicks:http://ultimate-abdominal-exercises.com/flash/flutter-kicks.gif

Do your best to make it through and try to finish as quick as you can.  Enjoy the weekend!

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So let’s get down to business, now that we have the basics down…right? 🙂

Today I’m going to give you a great time-saving workout that you can do in the comfort of your home and  will keep your heart rate up and keep you burning calories and fat though-out the day!

Below are  5 different exercises that you will do 3 rounds of.  You will be doing each exercise for only 45 seconds.  Moving to the next one as quick as possible with as little rest in between as you can.  The goal is to time how long it takes you to finish all 3 rounds as fast as possible.  Do this workout at home once or twice a week and keep trying to beat your time.  It doesn’t matter if it takes you 3 hours to finish at first (as long as it doesn’t take you 3 days) :).  Just do the best you can and create your starting point and see yourself get better and fitter!

So here are the 5 exercises:  Click the links if you are unsure how to do the exercise.  Not the most detailed but should give you an idea.

1. Jumping Jacks :http://bodybuilding.wikia.com/wiki/File:Jumping_Jack.gif

2. Jump Squats or Body weight squats (No Jumping):http://www.increaseverticaljumpHQ.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bootcamp-jump-squat.jpg

3. Mountain Climbers:http://www.enlightenedtable.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mountain-climber1.jpg

4.  Planks:http://www.womenshealthmag.com/files/images/0907-plank.jpg

5.  Bicycle Crunches:http://101exercises.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Bicycle_Crunch.jpg

                                             This is what you may look like after you finish 🙂

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Looks like fun right!?  Give it a shot and see how you do.   Feel free to  post your times!

Enjoy the Day!