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  1. Clint
    December 18, 2009

    I lift weights 6 days a week. I’ve been into HIIT for about 2 years. I run sprints up a hill 2 days a week. I have recently replaced my intervals on an elliptical 4 days a week with bodyweight circuits. It is a great warm up for lifting, a new kind of tired, and I started to feel and look tighter almost immediately. I’m sold!

  2. Jan Michael
    December 19, 2009

    Hey Rusty, this is the first one that i tried since visiting your site. It torched me even though i rested for 3 mins ! With this result I think that i’m in a bad shape. I’m from the Philippines and just turned 18. Want to get that Jacob Black look ! Can’t believe I’m older than him. LOL. thanks Rusty !

  3. carla
    December 27, 2009

    I totally love CB’s workouts. They are evil and save me a load of gym traveling. By the way, check out http://www.bodyrock.tv. This girl has some fun and challenging ideas about working out. Many of her workouts have kicked my butt.

  4. Steve
    February 4, 2010

    Started this workout mid Dec 2009 and could just about do the 3 circuits.
    I can now do 5, 1 min rest between circuits; and complete them in under 45 mins. Doing 1 min on wall squats and planks; I have also added in close grip pushups before burpees.
    Best workout ever.

  5. Lou
    April 2, 2010

    I found FBB a couple of days ago and am enjoying the all of the articles and open-mindedness.

    This TT training is exactly what I’ve been looking for. My first serious fitness routine was out of a book I found about twenty years ago. There was a lot of bodyweight exercises, some lifting exercises which I was able to do with a basic weight set and a crate, and cardio (I bought a NordicTrack for that). That routine would be considered fluff by a lot of people today, but I got great results with it (along with careful eating). I got into weight training shortly after and have being doing that on and off ever since, but it occurs to me as I write this that none of my weight training workouts gave me the overall conditioning that that first workout did. TT looks like an excellent way to get back to that. Thank you for writing about it!

  6. andy
    April 30, 2010

    hey Rusty, i’ve been working for a year know, heavy weightlifting, and i like my bodyshape now, but nos i just wanna get real ripped , would the crazy 8 routine and eating healthy would do it???>… or so i have to continue with weights, i dont wanna end up all like jello… no hard muscles… tnx a lot!!

    Andy

  7. Robin H
    June 1, 2010

    Just did my first crazy 8 circuit. i had to cheat a little with the intensity, just so i could complete 2 sets. it was VERY hard, but the great thing is that it went so fast i didn’t get a chance to suffer much :) i also looked at myself in a good mirror in skimpy workout clothes for the first time in a while. it was extremely sobering. i’ve definitely gained a few pounds this past year. i need to lose about 10 pounds probably to get back to around 125 (5’6). ugh. hopefully i will have good news to post soon :)

  8. Dominic
    July 2, 2010

    Hey Rusty,

    Don’t know if you still follow this thread, but I just finished my first crazy 8 circuit! (that name is totally justified btw) I’m still sweating streams but because of that I’m a little bit proud of myself, taking the first of many steps for a healthy lifestyle.

    After a long spell of binge eating, staying up late and being a lazy bastard, I’ve decided to turn my life around 180°.
    I’ve just started yesterday with ESE, a fasting day for starters and I am already totally hooked.

    Thank you so much for this website. You and your articles where the wakeup call that I needed to get started.

    – Dom

  9. Chris
    September 22, 2010

    Found your site after looking up stuff on IF. Found this gem of a routine while checking out the site. Just completed my first go through. It felt great. Looking forward to using it for a couple weeks. Looking forward to the forthcoming IF e-mail!

  10. Chris
    October 11, 2010

    Can anyone ballpark the calories burned per set on this routine, (using max reps, so 60 sec wall sit etc.)? Thanks

  11. Special J K O
    November 11, 2010

    120 calories per set

  12. Mark
    March 2, 2011

    Hey Rusty.

    I’ve been thinking about trying out this workout but seeing as i never really did any previous workout other than various sports (Soccer, football etc) would this even be worth it to start out with?
    I am pretty lean to start with the only problem is my weight. gaining weight is a pretty big deal for me but then again, i don’t want to look huge.

    So basically my question is.
    Will this get me even more lean compared to various other workouts or is this just a routine to keep you as lean as you already are.?

  13. Sam- Look Like An Athlete
    April 1, 2011

    Rusty,
    Great article. Just getting around to it but definitely timeless.
    With the way the economy has been doing for a while now it is almost a luxury for many people to join a gym and pay monthly fees. These days I see bodyweight workouts as being more popular and a good inexpensive (literally free) alternative to getting in shape.
    -Sam

  14. Rich – Martial Fitness Guy
    April 28, 2011

    Always love my bodyweight workouts. People love them as its the natural way of exercising rather than on a machine.

    In martial arts there are some killer bodyweight circuits, which have you gasping in no time!

    All the best,

    Rich
    RH Martial Fitness

  15. Twilight Zone Episodes
    June 2, 2011

    This really is a killer workout – and not a weight in sight!

  16. Toni
    August 30, 2011

    Rusty,

    Oh. My. God. Like seriously. I started doing this circuit per your recommendation in ‘Vacation Body Blueprint’ and holy Batman! I’ve never been so sore or sweat so much in my life. I, too, thought I was in pretty decent physical condition but this body weight circuit made me realize that I still have a loooong way to go in terms of my fitness level.

    On the up side, I’m FINALLY able to complete the circuit three times which is huge. And I’ve noticed that my body has continued to lean out and I didn’t think I could lean out anymore (btw, I’m 5’6 tall, female and 117 lbs.). My external obliques are starting to show which is crazy and my overall torso is tighter than ever. I’m doing this three times a week in place of my running and love it. It’s torturous but so addictive.

    I have a tiny basement that I workout in so this circuit is right up my alley. I also like the fact that I can bring this workout with me on the road when I travel.

    Thanks for introducing us to this awesome workout. I’ll never roll my eyes at body weight exercises ever again.

  17. Toby – Does P90X Work
    October 8, 2011

    Good to see a monster workout that doesn’t involve using any equipment whatsoever. Not even an inflatable exercise ball in sight – Awesome!
    Also, what’s with the no situps and no crunches? As a guess, I imagine that the Spiderman Pushups hit the abs quite hard. I’m not complaining about their absence. I always find that most ab exercises give me a bit of lower back pain anyway.

  18. Dave
    November 10, 2011

    I have a question…. I plan on doing turbulence training and visual impact… But which one first? I read for visual impact it’s mainly for people that are already slim. And then turbulence training focuses on getting lean so I’m assuming do turbulence training first?? What’s your input. Just to let you know I’m a wrestler so my cardio to my understanding is pretty well. (maybe that changes the factors up) but I also have some stubborn fat I would like to get off and i could alway use more muscle.
    Thank you!!

  19. Dave
    December 3, 2011

    I do one entire circuit and add in 5 pullups between each exercise. Yes it’s only one circuit but it adds in 40 extra pull ups which really saps your energy. I also take jiu jitsu classes and stand up paddleboard regularly so I get in plenty of exercise. This circuit really helps a lot with my job and my fun time.

  20. Carl@ 10 minute trainer
    December 15, 2011

    Definitely a killer workout :) I love your “Crazy 8 Body Weight Circuit”

  21. alexandra
    December 21, 2011

    Can anyone, please tell me how much calories can I burn by working out with Cindy Crawford’s Next challenge?

  22. Andy van der Pandy
    January 19, 2012

    Holy crap! I made it… barely…great…!

  23. Wayne
    July 9, 2012

    I am 17 and 260 lbs. I am currently doing the HIIT workout 3x a week, I just started. My goal is to get the excess weight off and build muscle and get definition. Would doing the HIIT cardio mixed with this workout work? Please get back to me.

  24. Andrew Brown
    October 12, 2012

    Hey everyone, I just done my first bodyweight circuit today, it was as follows: 50 star jumps (jumping jacks) 10 press ups, 20 single leg squats, 100 running in spot with high knees, 20 lunges, 15 triceps dips. Done that 3 times with 1 min rest between circuits. I used this page as motivation

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