On Monday’s I am usually feeling good from a lot of quality sleep and great eating from the weekend and so I am always fired up for my workout. My Monday workouts are becoming famous at my gym I work at because they know I get after it. When you are feeling good, you need to push yourself and go little harder and more intense than you usually do. I love to keep my workouts very short, fast but extremely high intense. One exercise after the other with very little rest gets you the most out of your workout. I do not like to do long, boring steady state cardio, I find it very painful and tedious. I would much rather do circuits such as these to not only get my cardiovascular benefit but also get cardio strength as well. I warmed up really well before getting into these two killer circuits with lots of movement prep, active stretching, jump rope and the agility ladder.
My first circuit was: 5 jumps on the 36″ box, 10 ball slams(15lbs), 15 explosive push ups, 20 Keiser speed pulls, and 30 second of burpee jump ups.
Circuit #2 was: 50 feet on the Versaclimber, 10 TRX rows, 10 dips, 20 jumping rotational lunges and 50 waves on the battle ropes.
I was pretty spent after performing each circuit only twice through and had very little in the tank for anything afterwards. I finished up with three 35lb kettlebell Turkish Get Ups on each side before calling it a day. I am all about intensity but also more importantly knowing when to say when and shut it down. Train hard but train smart. Hope you have a fantastic start off to your week like I did.