Spending hours at the gym everyday is not necessary to see the results you want. Don’t get me wrong, you need a couple solid strength training sessions a week, but when you are running low on time, energy, and equipment, all you need is ten minutes and your body weight. You need a quick, difficult workout to get you sweaty, increase your heart rate, and rev up your metabolism for the day. Getting in any workout, even when it is only 10-minutes, can help improve your decisions throughout the day. Maybe you will choose an apple over a donut, or you will drink more water, because making one healthy decision can help lead to other healthy decisions. As long as you have a well balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and sleep 6-9 hours a night, a couple quick workouts a week can help keep you on track when you can’t make it to the gym.
All you need to do is set your timer for 10-20 minutes (depending on how much time you have), pick 3-5 exercises and your number of repetitions, and go to work! Try to rest as little as possible because you want to get the most out of your 10-20 minutes. I created some short and sweaty workouts below for you to try out at home!
Workout 1: 10 minute AMRAP of:
- 10 Burpees
- 10 Jump squats
- 10 Push-ups
- 10 Straight legged sit-ups
Workout 2: 15-20 minute AMRAP of:
- 5 One-legged squats (pistols) each side
- 5 Rolling planks each side
- 5 Reverse lunges each side
- 5 Reptile push-ups each side