Need A Quick Workout? Try This!
Have you ever felt like you’re too busy to workout? As I reach out to my friends and family for writing topics, this seems to be a common problem that people have.
We’ve all been there, but you shouldn’t let your busy schedule take away from your time for yourself. If you do not make working out a priority, it will not happen. I highly recommend taking the time early in your day (as soon as possible). Remember, if you take good care of yourself, you will have more energy to take care of your other responsibilities.
This workout is intended to be done in a “circuit training” style, moving as quickly as possible from exercise to exercise without stopping. If you’re short on time, do this routine 3 times per week on non consecutive days (ex: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays). Make sure sure take time to warm up (5-10 min brisk walk or click here for an alternative) and time to stretch afterwards.
Full Body Circuit Training Workout:
Stationary Lunges x 20 each leg
Push Ups x 20 (on knees or toes if you can)
Plank Rotations x 20 each side
Single Leg Wall Squats x 30 seconds each leg (you can keep both feet on floor if single leg is too intense)
Leg Raise x 20
Bench Dips x 20
** grab a sip of water & repeat 5 times with as little rest as possible**
If 20 reps each seems like too much to take on right now, decrease the repetitions to 10-15 each set. You can also do 3 sets instead of 5. The workout will take about 8 minutes to move through each set, so you can adjust the number of sets according to the time you have available. The important thing is that you build up a sweat! Always listen to your body and do what feels right for you.
Total workout time will be 30 to 60 minutes depending on your warm up and stretching sessions and only needs to be done 3 times per week. That’s it- 90 to 120 minutes per week and you’re done!