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Giant Set Circuit Training with Weights

If you have some weights at home and you need some inspiration on what to do, try this out! This will target the whole body and because you’re doing everything as a giant set, you’ll save loads of time with this weight training circuit.

Full Body Giant Set Circuit

If you have some weights at home and you need some inspiration on what to do, try this out! This will target the whole body and because you’re doing everything as a giant set, you’ll save loads of time with this weight training circuit.

Why Giant Sets?

I’ve done a couple of sessions lately where I figured it would be easier to load up my bars and keep everything everything the same weight throughout. As well as getting all my other weights out like my kettlebells and fixed dumbbells.

I wanted to do everything back to back to increase the intensity. I also added pauses and deficit variations as well as doubling up some core exercises to make things more challenging.

I don’t agree with what a lot of people are saying (fitspos on social media) about light weights being just as beneficial. If you’re used to heavy weights, light ones aren’t going to cut it unless you’re manipulating the intensity in other ways. That’s why I’m doing so many exercises back to back!

Weight Training Circuit

Weights used (I got mine from Argos but they’re out of stock due to high demand! Keep an eye out for when they re-stock)

  • Barbell 30kg
  • Large dumbbells 10kg
  • Large kettlebell 10kg
  • Small kettlebell 4kg
  • Small dumbbells 5kg

Set 1

  • Paused front squats
  • Split squats
  • Deficit straddle lifts
  • Lateral split squats
  • Bicep curls
  • Tricep dips (started with single-arm then switched to both arms with more reps)
  • Long lever crunches

Set 2

  • Glute bridges
  • Single leg RDLs
  • Lateral step-ups
  • Thrusters
  • Bicep curls
  • Tricep extensions
  • Alternating toe raps and rope pulls

Set 3

  • Barbell floor press
  • Dumbbell floor press (straight legs)
  • Deficit push-ups
  • Snatches
  • Bicep curls
  • Tricep extensions
  • Split kicks and leg raises

Your challenge!

I’d love for you to try this out, or at least a variation of it. If you do, please post it and tag me @barefacedfitness¬†

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