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Jessica Biel's Trainer Jason Walsh Circuit Workout

Circuit Workout by Celebrity Trainer Jason Walsh

Since you all chose Jessica Biel's trainer Jason Walsh as your favorite celebrity trainer, I asked him to share a workout with us.

Jason thought this three part circuit workout that he does with his clients would be fun for us too. It will get your heart rate up and strengthen your body at the same time. That is what I call a win-win workout. It is full of mutli-joint exercises that work more than one muscle group at a time and the more muscle you use in a movement the more oxygen you need for those working muscles.

Keep track of your rest times and weights, so you can decrease the rest time and increase the weights from week to week. If you are new to weight training, Jason recommends starting with no weights and 1 min rest between sets. On the flip side, decrease the rest time if it feels too easy, but remember you have a lot to do so don't get ahead of yourself.

You will need: dumbbells (DB) or a medicine ball (MB), a step ( I used one of my daughters' kiddie chairs), and a pull up bar or lat machine (if you are trying this at home just improvise – I used the top of a door jam with a chair and did super slow supported pull-ups). This circuit take 25 to 30 minutes to perform depending on how long you rest in between sets.


Warm up Active Stretch
5 to 10 minutes light to moderate cardio
  • Hamstrings
  • Quads
  • Inner thighs
  • Calves
  • Pecs
  • Torso
Circuit 1 Repeat 3 times ( rest :60 between sets)
Side Planks Hold :30 each side
Jump squats 15 reps
Push ups (use knees if necessary) 10 reps
Circuit 2 Repeat 3 times ( rest :60 between sets)
Squat to press (DB or MB) 15 reps
Pull ups or Lat pulldowns 10 reps
Bent over rows (DB) 15 reps
Circuit 3 Repeat 3 times ( rest :60 between sets)
Lateral lunge 10 reps each leg
Step ups (onto bench) 10 each leg
Straight leg sit ups 15 reps

I just did this workout, started with 10 minutes on the elliptical to warm up, stretched and then went for it. It was fun and challenging and I feel like my entire body got worked! Just a word of caution for those with lower back problems: straight leg sit ups can put a lot of pressure on the lumbar spine, try 90 seconds of crunches instead. Try it and let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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GratefulOne GratefulOne 6 years
I'm in pretty good shape, and this circuit had my legs shaking afterwards. Awesome!
TammyJoy TammyJoy 7 years
The workout sound like every school book workout I've ever tried. I'm glad someone is buying into this.
TammyJoy TammyJoy 7 years
The workout sound like every school book workout I've ever tried.I'm glad someone is buying into this.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
I dont get the lateral lunge... I thought you were supposed to keep your knee aligned with your heel but the video shows is passes the heel when he goes down...
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
this is a great workout. if i can look like jessica biel afterwards even better!
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
lol that photo looks so weird!! Like there's a little alien jessica biel head stemming from his collarbone!
DivineGigi DivineGigi 8 years
What is meant by active stretch? How does one stretch a torso?
Mindriot Mindriot 8 years
I cannot wait to try this.
Mindriot Mindriot 8 years
I cannot wait to try this.
wiggle wiggle 8 years
Pull ups are my nemesis! Love jump squats!
Novaraen Novaraen 8 years
I love a great whole body workout!!!
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
This sounds like it would be great during an evening TV show.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
sounds hardcore!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I might try this out today! Looks like a really good over all workout, even if I have to change some of the moves.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I don't think I could do some of those moves very well. I am going to try the lateral lunges because I SUCK at regular ones
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great tips.
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