By Matt Ferro – MuscleTech® Social Media Ambassador

Travelling for work? On vacation? No time to make it to the gym? Many of us have times when we are unable to make it to the gym for our regular workout sessions. This is especially true when you travel. Luckily, there are plenty of routines you can do at home or in your hotel room that take only 20–30 minutes to complete. A circuit routine is extremely effective in this scenario as it is a fast-paced workout with minimal rest periods, serving as a great cardio workout in the process. The main idea is to choose a few exercises specific to certain muscles you wish to target and to complete one set of each exercise in repetition without any breaks until all of them have been completed. Circuit training is excellent for improving muscular strength and endurance, and is great as it does not require expensive gym equipment.

Here is an example of an effective simple circuit routine that you can do from the comfort of your own home. You can vary how you perform your circuit by either choosing a rep range for each exercise or designating a time limit for each exercise (ex. 1 minute at each exercise).

Home Circuit Routine
Squats with shoulder press
Wide Push-ups
Bench Dips
Lunges
Diamond Push-ups
Squat Jumps
Climbers
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