This upper body/abdominal circuit is a great workout for targeting your core, chest, back, triceps, and shoulders. If you are strapped for time, this workout will target a majority of the upper body with no equipment needed while still building muscle. This can be performed indoors or outdoors.
The cornerstone of this routine, which consist of mostly familiar moves, is the hand-to-thigh plank. This exercise is performed by positioning your hands and feet at shoulder width apart, arms at full extension, just as you would in the top of a push-up. While keeping your body straight and core tight, you will bring one arm at a time in to slap your same-side thigh. Alternate hand slaps on each side being careful not to sway or drop your hips. If this is too challenging, then hold plank.
Tricep push-ups have a more narrow hand placement as compared to standard push ups. Hands are in line with shoulders and elbows track near the body.
Toe Tap Plank 10
Toe Touch crunches 20
Triceps Push-Up 20
Bicycle Crunch 20
Bonus: Burpees 10
--Repeat entire circuit five times.
--No rest between exercises. Rest 1-2 minutes between circuits.