I’m sure we all have heard this excuse time and time again. Fact of the matter is, that’s all it is . . . an EXCUSE. There is always time to get some form of exercise or activity in our days. Whether we commit 10 minutes or an hour, any structured exercise or activity is better than nothing! What I will do for you now is list some quick workout ideas that can rev-up your metabolism and burn some calories in a short amount of time. Now don’t get me wrong, these ideas are a great supplement for a full workout, but whenever you are able to get that Full Workout in, do it!
Jump Rope – If you have one and you are able to do it, jumping rope is a great cardiovascular exercise that burns a good amount of calories per minute. Within 10-Minutes you can get an awesome workout. Jump rope for a minute then crank out some crunches for a minute. Cycle through for a total of 10-Minutes of work and you’ve got yourself a kick butt workout!
10-Minute Full Body-weight Burn – Push Ups, Crunches, Squats, Crunches, Supermans. 1 Minute for each exercise and cycle through 2 times. Or you can cut it down to 30 seconds and blast through 4 times. Modify the exercises however you like so you can perform them properly (basic push up, decline push up, incline push up, knees push up, body-weight squat, ball squat, squat jumps, box jumps, etc.)
Upper Body & Core Workout – Get that upper body with two simple movements from one position. Grab yourself a moderate weight set of dumbbells. Place them on the floor parallel to each other. With you hands holding the dumbbells, set yourself in a push-up/plank position with hands a little wider than your shoulders. Do you push up (on feet or knees), then row one dumbbell outside your ribs then down and then the other dumbbell and repeat with the push up. One minute then on you back for some abs.
Legs & Cardio Workout - Utilize any form of cardio (running, walking, elliptical, bike, stairs, etc.) 1:30 on the cardio the find a wall and do a wall sit. Lean against the wall with the feet shoulder width apart and far enough from the wall so when you squat at 90 degrees your knees are right over your heels. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat
It’s that easy! Try these workouts during the week if you are strapped for time. Trust me, you will get a great workout with the time you have. Your intensity during the workouts will dictate your success. It’s only 10 Minutes, make every minute count!
Work Hard, Eat Healthy, Be Happy!!