Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary Week 3: Circuits 2&3

This is one of a series of posts that are part of my Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary. Click here to read my first post, Kayla Itsines 12 Week BBG Diary Weeks 1 & 2: An Unconventional Start. I am completing the Kayla Itsines 12 Week Bikini Body Guide (known online as BBG 1) and blogging about my experience and other related stuff along the way. I’ve been following the community for ages and have completed exercises from the guide before but never finished an entire 12 weeks. Hoping to get to know fellow BBGers and have a laugh along the way. If you are so inclined, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (username: sydjournalist) for updates 😀

In my last post I explained that due to illness I had to stall my BBG progression and that when I got back in the game, I planned to fit 3 circuits and 2 LISS sessions into a 3 day period. Did I succeed? Yes! 3 days became 4 but otherwise, I did it.

The full body workout was the most intense of the three Week 3 workouts I completed. I swapped out two exercises, the knee ups and weighted step ups, for reverse lunges and step ups with no stool (start on your knees and step up leading with your right or left leg, step back into a kneel and start again). I did this because while I was completing Week 3’s Legs & Cardio circuit I suddenly had a vision of the chair I was using breaking beneath me. This vision was followed by another vision of my leg bent at a weird angle. Suffice it to say I decided that until I find something sturdier to use as a step I best use nothing at all. Safety people, safety.

Dare I say that step ups with no equipment can actually create more of a burn? I discovered this particular exercise while completing one of the many HIIT videos on the Body Coach Joe Wick’s YouTube channel. Watch below from 11.47 for a demonstration from the man himself. While we are on the topic, try this workout! It’s low impact but you will break a sweat. Promise.




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