Circuit Training Workouts

In a world where being creative is a must if you want to prevent boredom, this is where I come in and enlighten your day and workout. I strive to help people find their wings in the gym, to find exercises and training modules that work best for them individually — because everyone is an individual. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle & bustle of trying to find a workout that gives you results, keeps you entertained, challenges you & at the very best teaches you something new about your body and your limits. Many people do the same thing in and out, don’t see results and don’t feel challenged because they are afraid to push themselves (coming from experience, this is due to many things) but once you hop over that obstacle, you find that there is so many options and not all of them are alike, which intrigues you enough to want to give it a go.  Well, if you are ready to hop over that obstacle today, I have something that might intrigue you enough to give it a go. 

 

Circuit training is a fancy term for doing an abundance of exercises (typically 2 or more that are high intensity) that require you doing them in a timed situation OR a high intensity exercise that is done (typically 2 or more)  without a break between for a certain amount of reps .. for example:

 

Example One:

 
  1. Burpees: 10 reps
  2. Jumping Jacks: 10 reps
  3. Push ups: 10 reps

Having to do these all without a break between, one after the other for a certain amount of rounds

 

OR

 

Example Two:

  1. Burpees: 30 seconds
  2. Jumping Jacks: 1 minute
  3. Push ups: 30 seconds

You are having to do these exercises within a certain amount of time — and recording your results, again this would require no break in between exercises. Another option would be.. 

 

Example Three:

Do 4 of these exercises within 20 minutes of time:

  1. Pull ups: 100
  2. push ups: 50
  3. burpees: 100
  4. Kettlebell swings: 150

Basically a lot of Crossfit athletes do these and have another term for it, but it is a form of circuit– the difference being you have 20 minutes total to finish the 4 of these exercises with the amount of reps– during my CrossFit class, we didn’t have a break between .. it was ongoing, sure I could stop and catch my breathe but I was trying to beat the timer, so I didn’t want to take long breaks if I wanted to succeed in the workout. Time was of the essence. 

 

Circuit training can come in all forms: cardio, strength exercises and a combination of both. You can also choose to use machines if you aren’t comfortable using free weights OR you can use body weight exercises (which means you can do them at home). Depending on your fitness level and the equipment available to you, it could be a fun workout to take on and you can change it up however you like to meet your needs. 

 

Pros of Circuit training:

  • Increases endurance
  • Increased muscular endurance
  • strength building 
  • can utilize weight machines, free weights or body weight
  • can be done at home or the gym
  • challenges you
  • lose fat while maintaining strength
  • Beginners, intermediate or advanced athletes
  • cardio, strength or a combination of both— depending on your goals

In my opinion, it is a great option for those of you who might need to turn up the fun factor in your workouts, need a challenge, want something new, great for partner workouts — where you both train together, and if you are new to exercise, it can help get you started in the right direction. I use circuit training more often than not, especially when I am doing CrossFit based workouts, or want to add some high intensity volume training. Definitely worthy of giving a go! 

 

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Whats your favorite circuit training workout? 

 
 
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Getting to know you: Blogger Q and A Tag

gertting-to-know-me-tag

I might have stolen your idea PoojaG to use this same gif, but I think I should be allowed because we have been blog buddies for a long time now and you gave me more work to do by tagging me in this post (which I am happy you did). Thank you dear friend. Check out my friends blog page, she is way cooler than me and has way more post that will get you feeling good and put a smile on your face. 

Also thank you inkgirlandwords for creating this tag! 

Rules:

•Answer the questions down below
•Credit the creator of  the tag
•Nominate as many blogger as you want, it has to be 5+ though

How long have you been blogging? Since Dec. 2015

Do you enjoy doing tags? Only on Tuesday’s, and what do you know, it is Tuesday! lmfao

Do you follow the blogs that follow you? Normally yes, but not always because I don’t always like other people’s blogs and so I am not going to follow just to follow if I don’t plan on reading them. I am a keep it real kind of person.

Describe your blog in 5 words? Informative, Interesting, supportive, motivating, inspirational. 

How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag) I believe 556 or so.. 

On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy blogging? 10. 

Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading: Do I have to? lol jk. 

Bella

Chape

Ty

PoojaG

Ashley

Arlene

naturalbodybuilder

lynne

Tikeetha T

bgddyjim

Writing or reading blog posts? Writing. 

My Nominees Are:

bgddyjim

middleme

beafreee

Rachel Goins

thenutritiousnoodle

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Collab: Living In America & Living In Kenya

Hello Bloggers, 

Today’s post is a bit different, I wanted to do something fun and also something new. I hooked up with another blogger (whom has done a guest post for me in previous months) and came to her asking if she would be interested in doing something like this, where we each ask each other 5-10 questions about each other’s country and/or state and have that person answer them. Hopefully all of you will enjoy this little activity I came up with. I am from Ohio and she resides in Kenya, and if any of you have questions for either one of us, feel free to leave a comment here or at her page https://lifesfinewhine.wordpress.com/

My Questions for her/ her answers:

  1. What is your favorite cuisine in Kenya?

     Probably Ugali and Sukuma! I can’t live without Ugali!

  1. Are there any animals going extinct in Kenya or becoming endangered, if so, which ones?

    The African Lion, Cheetah, Zebra, Black Rhinos and the African Elephant. We need to take much better care of our animals and it’s very sad to see how much the wildlife in this country has declined in just the last few years. For more information on this please check here: http://www.kenya-advisor.com/wildlife-in-kenya.html and please try to learn on the internet how you can adopt and help save the animals. 

  1. Special holidays your country celebrates?

We have something called Madaraka day on June 1st which celebrates the heroes who for fought for independence and is the day Kenya attained internal self rule in 1964.

  1. What do young teens and/or young adults have to do for fun in Kenya?

Well if you’re an extrovert there are plenty of clubs, bars and restaurants where you can hang out and have fun in the cities. If you prefer the nature there are lots of animal parks and orphanages, safaris, and other fun places to visit.

  1. What languages does the population of Kenya speak?

There are about 42 tribes in Kenya each of whom speak their own language and there are some tribes that speak more than one language so there are a lot of languages that are spoken in Kenya however most people speak Swahili and English.

  1. What religions are popular in Kenya?

The most popular religions are Christianity, Islam and Hinduism however there are other religions in Kenya too.

  1. Is finding employment hard in Kenya?

Depending on what you do for a living and your level of education finding a good job in Kenya can be either very easy or incredibly difficult. If you do something like accounting or medicine it is probably easier for you to get a job whereas if you do something in Arts like History or Literature there are not as many job opportunities.

  1. How old does someone have to be in order to smoke & drink alcohol?

Eighteen.

Her Questions for me/ I answered: 

  1. What’s your favorite American food? I like Italian dishes, and Mexican food. But if you mean “American”, I would say probably a hamburger! Like something about eating a hamburger with whatever toppings really makes me drool – I have tried so many different ones and they have been delicious.
  2. Many People Come to America seeking the “American Dream”, but do you think the “American dream” is real anymore?   I think the “American dream” depends on the person these days, I don’t necessarily believe in the American dream like most people did back when, but I do believe in being successful and happy in whatever you choose to do.
  3. What was the best place you have travelled to in America, and why? I liked both Colorado and Pittsburg, for different reasons. Colorado had a lot of outdoor activities that I enjoyed (hiking, camping, nature/wildlife, viewing sites, etc) and I was not used to all of that growing up, so it was a nice change and not to mention where I resided in Colorado at the time it was fairly more diverse than where I reside now – different walks of life. I like Pittsburg because I enjoyed the HUGE city, and being able to see some important monuments, festivals, restaurants. I liked the whole fast paced life that most seemed to live, and the jollies of visiting different parts of Pittsburg, definitely different than what I am used to.
  4. What is Ohio best known for (besides having an awesome fitness blogger living there)? Ohio is known for our state bird the Cardinal, our buckeye trees (and buckeyes taste so good), for our football team (The Ohio State Buckeyes), for the state flower – the carnation. The American Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH), our amusement park – Cedar Point, Ohio has been home to at least 8 Presidents and some other famous well known people.
  5. What’s one place in America you really want to see?: I don’t know of any ONE place I want to see, I have so many I want to see. I need to do more traveling! I want to visit some of the warmer states and perhaps visit NY city as well, just to say I have. I wouldn’t mind hiking some of the more popular places in America. I would love to visit each state’s zoo, lol.

Shay-lon  Moss

2016/2017 tag

Well, well, well.. here we are again.. with another TAG! I don’t know about the rest of you bloggers but I have noticed these tags are starting to take over the wordpress world and I don’t know how any us will survive if they start controlling our brains and making us type out many words and many numbers. Rumor has it, the awards have been jealous of the tags and I don’t blame them.. they are slowly being pushed to the side and forgotten about. I won’t let those awards go unnoticed, if no one has told you awards, I love you 🙂 lol 

That was a just a small amount of mediocre comedy, don’t judge me, it was the best I could do on a Saturday. If you are judging me, you probably ended up laughing anyways and if you didn’t laugh, well.. this kind of comedy wasn’t for you 🙂 Thank you PoojaG for making me spend my weekends doing another post (I was going to share my workout today, but since she wants me working overtime on this wordpress with these tags, pft I might not) LOL. Don’t check out her blog unless you wanted to be corrupted by tags! hahaha.

1. Mention Creator of tag
Thank you to David for creating this tag!
 
2. Use the image in the article
 

3. Mention blogger(s) who have chosen you

4. Answer the questions

5. Tag 9 other bloggers & let them know
Describe your 2016 in 3 words
Gym, Sleep, Eat
Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.
Youngest sibling, My friend John
Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.
Hm, wow! I think Pittsburgh was beautiful when I went, I loved the water and looking over the whole city. Sucks we broke up, now I have no reason to visit anymore! haha. 
Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.
Um, I don’t know. I think it would have been this place in Pittsburgh once again! lol it was deli and they had huge amazing sandwiches. 
Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016?
Graduating college. 
Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want to link a photo.
Really nice hotel and more fitness apparel 🙂 lol 
Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.
  1. Read more books
  2. getting stronger physically and mentally 🙂 
  3. spreading positive vibes.. 

Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

Anywhere outside of where I live 🙂 

Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017

more good food, that is always good.

My nominees are:

anotherwisemonkey

thehangryrunner

gitfitsite

ken

nyse

lacey

jess

karinapinella

gojenbefit

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