The latest research shows that 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week is enough to keep you healthy. I agree. If you’ll work hard for 30 minutes 5-6 times a week, then you will see results. Spending 2 hours at the gym each day is not necessary if you’re working on general health goals.
I love this because it’s hard to say you don’t have time for 30 minutes. If you try to talk yourself out of a 30 minute workout, you feel silly because — it’s only 30 minutes. You look at Facebook for 30 minutes by accident. You have 30 minutes.
Last week, a friend told me about a 10 minute workout he did.
100 Burpees, 100 Kettlebell swings. That’s all. It took about 10 minutes.
The added fun factor was the time challenge. Complete all 200 reps with correct form in the fastest time you can.
After considering it for a few minutes, I decided to take the challenge. Non-stop 20 burpees, 20 kettlebell swings, 20 burpees, 20 kettlebell swings — all the way to 100 each!
WHEW that was ROUGH. Since it’s timed, you don’t want to take breaks. As long as your form is good and you’re still breathing, you don’t need breaks. So 8 minutes later, I completed all 200 reps.
I was out of breath, tired and excited.
The next day, I was sore. I felt like I did a full workout, but I only did a lot of 2 things.
The experience made me think of all the times we (you and me) have skipped a workout because we “don’t have time.”
My challenge to you is to FIND 10 MINUTES.
Do something simple. Get your heart rate up. MOVE!
Here are some ideas you can do anywhere:
- 100 Squats, 100 Push-ups
- 100 Jump Lunges, 100 Tricep Dips
- 100 Jumping Jacks, 100 Crunches
Mix and Match. Do it all. Just Get Moving!
Don’t want to start a routine on your own?
I’ll take the guesswork out for you! Let’s talk about working together to get you healthy and fit!
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