How to do it: Perform this workout three to four days a week, resting a day between each workout. The routine is composed of three mini-circuits of three exercises. Start with Mini-Circuit 1 and do one set of each exercise in the order shown for 30 seconds. So you'll do Exercise 1 for 30 seconds, Exercise 2 for 30 seconds and Exercise 3 for 30 seconds. That's one circuit. After you've finished one circuit, rest for 60 seconds and repeat the entire circuit one time. So you'll do a total of two circuits. Rest for another 60 seconds, then move on to Mini-Circuit 2 and follow the same procedure. After you finish Mini-Circuit 2, use the same instructions for Mini-Circuit 3.
To make it harder, you can boost the amount of time you do each exercise from 30 seconds up to 60 seconds. (Feel free to vary it, depending on your ability at any specific exercise. So you might do one exercise for 30 seconds, but do another for 45 seconds.) You can also increase the number of circuits you perform. Start the Lose the Last 10 Pounds WorkoutLearn more about The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises and where to buy the book