Work, tight schedules, bad weather can be amongst the many reasons why you might have to skip the gym. Not going to the gym should not be a reason for skipping your workouts. If you can’t go to the gym, bring the gym to yourself.
If you think a “10-minute-workout” isn’t for you, you are overestimating your abilities. Just because these are short workouts, doesn’t mean they are going to be easy. These workouts are intensity packed and will get you to your knees in 10 minutes.
Without further ado, let’s get to the workout routine:
1. Burpees – 30 Seconds
Burpess is a great way to start this 10-minute workout. 30 seconds of this exercise will make you realize what you have signed up for. This exercise is a total fat buster and will help you shed those extra kilos.
2. Squat Jumps – 30 Seconds
Now that your body is warmed up, squat jumps will pump all the blood into your legs. You need to make sure you’re following a complete range of motion in this exercise. Try going as deep as you can during the squats.
3. High Knees – 1 Minute
In this exercise, you mimic running while standing at a fixed point. Raise your knees as high as you can and try staying on your toes throughout the exercise. Keep your core tight and maintain a steady pace.
4. Push-Ups – 30 Seconds
We will be focusing on building upper body strength in this workout. If you have a problem performing 30-seconds of push-ups, feel free to perform assisted push-ups with your knees on the floor. You can also take a couple second rest to recover during the set.
5. Jumping Jacks – 1 Minute
Jumping jacks are incredibly efficient at burning calories and improving your agility. Performing this exercise for a minute will be a test for your cardiovascular system. You will know where you stand by the end of this one minute.
6. Squats – 30 Seconds
This is a high-intensity workout, you aren’t allowed to rest or slow down during your working sets. Squats are a compound movement which can help gain overall strength and muscles in your lower body.
7. Plank – 1 Minute
Planks are an indispensable exercise if you want a strong core. Most people make the mistake of hanging their crotch low or forming a bridge with their butt while performing this exercise. Your body should be in a straight line throughout this exercise.
8. Rest – 30 Seconds
You will appreciate this rest time more than ever before. Use this time to have water or lie down. Make sure you don’t slack and use some extra time. Get back to your workout when the clock hits 30 seconds.
9. Mountain Climbers – 30 Seconds
Mountain climbers will work your core and abs. This exercise is great if you want to build a shredded midriff. Maintain the same intensity throughout the exercise. Don’t stop before the time is over.
10. Shoulder Presses – 1 Minute
You don’t need weights for this exercise. Stand straight and mimic performing dumbbell shoulder presses. No weight shoulder presses might sound like a joke, but wait until you perform this exercise. Your shoulders will be on fire once you’re done.
11. Crunches – 1 Minute
Crunches are a staple in most cardio intensive workouts. Place your feet flat on the ground and your upper body should be perpendicular to the floor at the top of the movement. Exhale and squeeze your abs at the top of the movement to make the most of this exercise.
12. Lunges – 1 Minute
Perform bodyweight lunges for 30 seconds on each leg. This exercise will get your heart rate soaring and will help develop muscle definition and clarity in your legs. Your wheels will be filled with lactic acid at the end of this exercise.
13. Plank Pile Jumps – 1 Minute
This is the last exercise in your high-intensity workout. You should use everything you have left in the tank for this exercise. Start in a planking position, bend and jump your knees into your hands landing in a crouch on your toes. Return to the starting position and repeat.
Well,this is a pretty intense workout already, but if you want to spice things up a bit and feel the burn deep down inside the fibers, you can increase the duration of each exercise to increase the overall intensity. Also, this workout can be followed by anyone, regardless of gender.
S0,what are you waiting for? Get to the park or room or hall or wherever you want to be and execute the workout and do let us know,through comments, your experience with this workout.
Happy Sweating 😉