This workout consists of a full body circuit using your bodyweight. It is designed to build strength and increase muscle endurance. Perfect for home, gym, travel, or just take it to the beach or park for a change of scenery. Circuit training is designed to perform a set amount of exercises in a row (circuit) without any rest in between each set of the exercise. Perform each exercise back to back for a total of 4 sets. Rest one to two minutes in between sets.
Lie on the floor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart while holding your torso up at arms length. Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale. Now breathe out and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest. After a brief pause at the top contracted position, you can begin to lower yourself downward again for as many repetitions as needed.
If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength to perform it, you can either bend your legs at the knees to take off resistance or perform the exercise against the wall instead of the floor.
Muscles used: Chest, shoulders, triceps.