Between extended work schedules and morning chats with our family or friends, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to exercise, so it’s left on the to-do list. But with a little reprioritizing and time delegation, your fitness goals can stay intact with a quick workout at home!
So if you have 10 minutes…you’ve got time for this workout!
Start by standing on a straight, stable plank with bent elbows or straight arms. While keeping your upper body tense and abs contracted, step your feet outward as if you were completing a regular jumping jack. Return the feet to the starting position, or common plank, for one repetition. You should do 2 sets of 15 repetitions
2- Mountain climbers
Climbers are an effective way to raise the heart rate and get the body moving. Starting in a push-up position, supporting your weight with your hands and toes, bend and place one knee under your hip. Reverse the position by straightening the leg, bending the other knee and repeating as completely and quickly as possible. Do at least 15 reps and 3 sets.
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Push-ups are one of the most effective body-weight exercises for working the upper body. In plank position, or with your knees on the floor for a modified variation, bend your arms and lower your chest toward the floor. You will do 12 repetitions of 2 sets
4- Butt kicks
Acting as an aerobic and leg-strengthening exercise, butt kicks can really kick your butt if practiced in good form. Similar to jogging in place, bend the right knee and kick the right heel toward the glutes. When the right leg comes down, kick the left leg up and continue the pattern with the arms swinging out to your side. Repeat this exercise for 20 repeats of 3 sets.
5- Squat Jumps
Squat jumps are an explosive plyometric exercise, elevating the core through lunges and targeting the legs through bodyweight squats. With hands behind your head or arms crossed over your chest, start in the squat position, keeping your head up, back straight and feet placed shoulder-width apart. Jump straight up in the air as high as possible, plant your feet on the ground, squat down and jump back up. Repeat this exercise 15 times and 2 sets.