Tobe Taylor’s Full-Body Circuit Workout

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Circuit workouts like these allow the body to get the best of both worlds – strength training and cardio. These moves use both the upper and lower body and work several muscle groups simultaneously. Circuit training is great because it can be done in the comfort of your own home with simple movements like these, which can be surprisingly effective and can really tone and sculpt your body. For this circuit, try doing three sets of 10-15 reps for each exercise.”

Kettlebell Swings

Starting with your feet shoulder-width apart, come into a squat, and grab the kettlebell with both hands.

Keeping a flat back, drive your hips forward as you swing the weight until your arms are directly out in front of you.

When the kettlebell reaches its apex, your body should be vertically stacked with your ankles, knees, hips, and shoulders all in alignment.

Allow the kettlebell to fall naturally as you return to a squat position, swinging the kettlebell back between your legs.

Keep a tight core for the duration of the exercise.

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Medicine Ball Slams

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a soft bend in the knees as you hold a medicine ball at your torso.

Engage your core as you lift the medicine ball directly overhead before slamming the ball down in front of you with as much force as possible.

Press your hips back and bend your knees to power the slam.

Squat down and pick up the medicine ball before returning to the starting position and beginning the next rep.

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Bicep Shoulder Press Combo

Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and an underhand grip on the dumbbells, lift the weight hinging at the elbow and come into a bicep curl.

At the top of the curl, rotate your wrists so that your palms face outward, and press the dumbbells up and overhead until your arms are fully extended.

Reverse the movements to complete one rep.

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Bosu Ball Bicycle Crunches

Place a bosu ball on the ground, and lie down on your back with your knees bent and your tailbone at the base of the ball.

Extend one leg, and place the opposite arm behind your head for support.

Keeping a strong core, crunch to bring the knee of your extended leg to meet the opposite elbow, all the while keeping your other foot and hand placed flat on the ground for balance.

Return to the extended position and repeat for 10-15 reps before switching sides.

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