Your going to push yourself to the point of failure at the start of your workout when you’re strongest. Complete one set of each exercise in Circuit A with no rests. After the last exercise, rest for 60 sec, then repeat the circuit twice more. Use heavier weights in the final set to maximise heart-strengthening potential.
Your Workout Begins Here
This is the healthiest 45 minutes of exercise you can do. By hitting all the major muscle groups, these three circuits – designed by fitness coach Olly Foster – will build muscle and burn fat while ticking off the full complement of life-lengthening benefits.
Prime your body with a 1 000m row. This will protect you from injuries and reduce your chances of arthritis, plus the coordination needed for rowing helps to cut your risk of Alzheimer’s.
1. Lean forward with your arms straight and shins almost vertical. Press with your legs, lean back and pull with your arms.
2. Finish the stroke with your legs straight, upper arms by your torso and the handle at your abdomen.