Jillian Michaels: This 7-Move Circuit Will Change Your Body
Jillian Michaels' fat-blasting circuit workout
Fair warning: These are not beginner-level moves.
Start in the up part of a push-up, holding an 8-to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand (A). Bend left elbow, pulling it up, while simultaneously bringing right knee toward left armpit and rotating into a side plank (B). Return to "A" and repeat on opposite side. This is 1 rep. Do 4 sets of 20 reps.
Start in reverse plank, hips lifted and hands facing feet (A). Jump legs in, coming into tabletop position with feet directly below knees, hip-width apart (B). Jump legs back out to "A." Do 4 sets of 20 reps.
Straight line lunge with circle pass
Start with left foot directly in front of right; hold an 8-to 10-pound dumbbell overhead (A). As you lower into a lunge (right knee bent), circle dumbbell to the right with right hand, then pass it under left leg (B). Grab it with left hand; circle dumbbell to the left and back overhead. Repeat on other side. This is 1 rep. Do 4 sets of 20 reps.
Start in the up part of a push-up, with hands under shoulders and feet shoulder-width apart (A). Lower chest to the floor, then bend knees and press hips back (B). Return to "A." Do 4 sets of 20 reps.
Hold an 8-to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand; bend knees and place dumbbells on the floor underneath shoulders. Jump feet back (A), then quickly reverse the motion, coming to a squat. Bend elbows and pull dumbbells up to the sides of chest for a high and wide row (B). Place dumbbells back on the floor and repeat. Do 4 sets of 20 reps.
Wipe and crunch
Lie faceup with arms out to sides and legs together and extended straight up (A). Lower legs to the right to about a 45-degree angle; crunch up, reaching left hand toward feet (B). Return to "A" and repeat on other side. This is 1 rep. Do 4 sets of 20 reps.
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms at sides, a 5-to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand (A). Hinge forward at hips, lowering torso; raise right leg. Lift right arm out to the side while bending left elbow and pulling dumbbell to chest (B). Return to "A." Repeat on other side. This is 1 rep. Do 4 sets of 20 reps.