Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! We had a great weekend out here in Austin. The weather was insane-in the 80s both Saturday and Sunday. Spent a lot of time outside, enjoying the sunshine and the delicious food and drink.
Today, I’m sharing a fun, weighted, metabolic strength training workout. This workout is great if you’re short on time and want to lift some heavy shit, while still getting your heart rate up.
This full body workout is super fun and performed in an interval style. I LOVE working on an interval timer because I don’t have to count my reps. When you set the timer, you don’t need to count your reps. Just go HARD for the full time and you’re golden.
Why a full body workout?
Full body workouts are a great way to maximize your calorie burn [source], because they often utilize compound movements. A compound movement is when you are working more than one muscle group at a time.
It’s basic logic. If you incorporate a squat + bicep curl, you’ll burn more calories and grow more muscle than if you do just a bicep curl. For that reason, full body workouts and compound movements are a staple in most strength training for fat loss programs [example].
As this is a weighted circuit, you’ll need some sort of weights. I am using a lighter set of DBs and a heavier kettlebell. You can also make this workout work for you with just a pair of medium DBs.
Follow along with me!
Let me know if you try it! <3
If you’re looking for more workouts, don’t miss my free week of travel workouts post! I’ve compiled some of my favorite workouts for you to do any time you’re short on time and equipment.