We are all busy. But exercise should never be sacrificed. It’s good for your body, mind, and spirit. You don’t need a gym, an elliptical, or a treadmill. Just your body, some space, and a timer.
The key to getting the biggest bang out of your buck when exercising is using your entire body in your sessions. You can get more out of a 12 minute bodyweight workout (based on your intensity of course) than you can out of 30 minutes of jogging. These brief high intensity workouts are mostly what I do (except for the occasional 45 minute heavy kettlebell workout to blow steam). If you eat right 80% of the time, there is no need to torture yourself for an half-hour to hour. Just 12- 20 minutes!
This is a workout structured by Craig Ballantine (Certified Trainer). It’s 12 minutes long. Try it out this weekend. But go hard. It’s exhilirating and stress relieving. Enjoy.
20 seconds work x 10 seconds of rest. No rest between exercises.
(Click on exercise titles to watch video demonstrations of the exercises.)
Jumping Jacks (4 rounds. Go at a pace about 1.5x faster than guy in video but not out of control)
Close grip push-ups (4 rounds. Hands shoulder width. Keep elbows tucked in)
Bodyweight squats (8 rounds. Do at a good pace but not out of control)
Mountain Climbers (4 rounds. Keep those hips down!)
Prisoner Lunges (4 rounds. Keep shoulder blades pinched together so it works your upper back also.)
Pat on the back!
* For more advanced, do each exercise 8 rounds. Of course, it will make your workout longer).