My circuit workout … followed by a hamburger.

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Happy Friday, everyone!!!  Smile
 
So my blogger buddy, Lindsay, has started this new weekly posting called “FLOW” (Fitness Loves of the Week).  The concept is that other bloggers post about a workout they’ve done that week, or have seen, or have used in the past, and then link their post to Lindsay’s blog.
Normally, I’m pretty boring with my workouts, so I wasn’t sure how often I would be able to participate.  But it just so happens that this week, I actually mixed things up a little with a circuit workout! Thumbs up
 
This workout could be done at the gym, or at home if you own a set of dumbbells!  The idea is to keep yourself moving and keep your heart rate up, while also giving your muscles a good workout!
 
Circuit #1:
  • Bicep curls – 10-12 reps

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  • Bent over rows – 12-14 reps

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plank

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(Repeat circuit 3 times!!)

Circuit #2:

  • Tricep dips on the bench – 10-12 reptricep dip

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  • Shoulder press with dumbbells – 10-12 reps

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  • Walking lunges with 5 lb dumbbells – walk one direction for 10 steps, then turn around and repeat

(Repeat circuit 3 times!!)

I also started and ended my workout on the treadmill, doing 10-15 minutes of fast-paced walking, and changing up the incline every few minutes.

This workout definitely got my heart racing, and left my legs feeling like rubber the next day! Smile

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And then for good measure, the day after my workout, I met these ladies …

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… for dinner at EO Burgers.

(Those pictures are from this summer, by the way.  Hence the sunglasses and short-sleeved shirts.  I was too busy eating to take pictures the other day. Smile with tongue out)

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A massive burger and herb-rubbed fries.  And enough ketchup to cover a small child.  I think this meal may have voided out my awesome circuit-workout, but it was still very, very worth it. Winking smile

 

Question for ya …

Do you enjoy doing circuit workouts?  What are your favorite exercises to incorporate?

Whatcha up to this weekend?

What do you put on your burger?

Personally, I’m a fan of just pickle and ketchup!



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20 Responses to My circuit workout … followed by a hamburger.

  1. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    I’m actually not a hamburger person- I don’t like the texture- I’m weird, haha.But those fries look so good!
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    • notsodomesticated

      The fries were incredible. I could have just eaten those and been happy!

  2. Theresa

    oh my goodness, i was just telling kev last night that its been FOREVER since i’ve had a burger and I think i need one in my life this weekend…i think this post just solidifed it :)

    i need pickles, mayo, lettuce and tomato. perfection!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Tell him it’s all my fault haha! ;)

  3. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    i LOVE circuit workouts – they’re my favorite way to weight train! looks like a great workout! :)
    and your hamburger looks incredible! now i’m craving one… yes, even at 8:30 AM. ;) i love a ton of ketchup, a little honey mustard, lettuce, and tomato on my burgers.
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    • notsodomesticated

      I LOVE honey mustard, but I don’t think I’ve ever had it on my burger! I gotta try that!

  4. Michelle @ Our Dream, Made Out of Real Things

    Your burger and fries look mouth-watering; which is kind of sad since I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet :)

    My fav thing to put on a burger is lettuce, avocado, mustard, fried egg (weird I know), and ketchup. Onion rings don’t hurt either, but I’m afraid it would be near impossible for me to even take a bite out of it because of it’s massiveness.
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’ve heard that the fried egg thing is good, but I’ve never tried it before!

  5. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    That looks like such a great circuit!! I just may try it out this weekend :D . And man, now I’ve got a craving for a burger haha. Hope you have a fantastic weekend girlie!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Same to you, my friend!!

  6. amy @ fearless homemaker

    i know i should comment on the circuit workout, but all i want to talk about is that burger — it looks soooo good! it’s been a while since i’ve had a hamburger – might have to make myself one this weekend. =)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I knew I liked you for a reason, Amy! ;)

  7. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    That circuit looks awesome and is totally do-able at home which I love!
    Those fries looks soo good they are making me hungry. I’m the same with burgers…as I have gotten older, the less I want on them…cheese, pickles and maybe some mustard, squish and eat! Happy girl.
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’m getting hungry, too, reading all of these comments with awesome burger-topping ideas!

  8. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    I LOVE circuit workouts!!! I actually did a great circuit this morming that I’m posting about tonight – thanks to your post I now know about Lindsay’s idea and will link to her blog. Thank you! My favorite moves to include are pushups (all variations), box jumps, and windmills (Pilates abs move).

    I love putting “weird” things on my burgers as well as the usual condiments. Avocados, caramelized onions and jalapenos, and laughing cow cheese are some of my favorites!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh the carmelized onions sound really awesome!

  9. MigraineMe

    First and foremost, I love that you had a burger after – that’s why I exercise – so that I can eat what I want! :) Personally, I prefer nothing on my burger. Just meat and bun, and perhaps a little cheese.

    As for circuits, I used to just run and I thought that was getting in a good workout, but I recently started incorporating circuits into my weekly workouts, and I am (1) enjoying it and (2) I can tell that it is helping with my running and my body strength! And, ps…I love your post, inclusive of pictorials because half of the time I don’t actually know what the circuit moves I am doing are actually named!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I don’t like when people post the names of the workouts they did without pictures or an explanation … I never know what they’re talking about!! ;)

  10. Courtney

    YUM! Love me some hamburger. Which, is why I tagged you in my last post. Hope you don’t mind. :)
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  11. Dafne

    simple and best post…http://www.encanadorcuritiba.net

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