Imagine a 10 minute workout that you can do anywhere, any time. If you miss the gym, your favourite class is cancelled or the weather wrecks your run, it can really mess with your mojo. However, everyone can find ten minutes, in even the busiest day, to thrash out a quality workout. Here is my favourite ten minute workout that is guaranteed to challenge even the fittest of people. Whatever your fitness level, it will leave you feeling on top of the world.
I have picket three exercises that work a lot of muscles at once so you get a real bang for your buck. They complement each other so you can do them back to back. You must take a one minute break every round. If you think that sounds like too much rest, you aren’t working hard enough. So, here are your three exercises.
Stand feet about hip width apart. Keep your head high as you sit back as pictured.
Maintain the same gap between your knees as you have between your feet. Stand up head first. Repeat.
Stand side on to a mirror and sit back as if there is a chair just out of reach.
Lie on your back with your knees bent as pictured.
Sit up with straight arms until your palms reach your knee caps as shown.
Lie back down and repeat. Move your feet away to make it easier, towards you to make it harder.
Throw your hands as you sit up to make it easier.
Abdominals -six pack/rectus abdominus
Keep your backside in the same spot throughout!
Keep your chin up.
Take your weight on your feet and hands as pictured.
Maintain a dead straight line through your shoulder, hip, knee and ankle throughout.
Lower your chest to the floor and press up to return to straight arms. Repeat.
Place your knees on the ground to make it easier.
Shoulder Blade Stabilisers
Chest and abdomen should touch and leave the floor together.
Your head should be ahead of your finger tips as you look down.
THE 10 MINUTE WORKOUT
All you need is a mat or carpeted area of around six square feet and an easy to read clock placed where you can see it. Do as many as you can in thirty seconds. Move immediately into the next exercise. After you have done thirty seconds of each exercise, take a one minute standing rest then repeat. When ten minutes are up you will have done this four times.
Always perform each movement fully and correctly.
30 seconds of Squats
30 seconds of Sit Ups
30 seconds of Press Ups
Rest for 1 minute
Count the number of repetitions you do in your first set of each exercise. Try to get close to this number every time. If you are working as hard as you can, you should struggle to do the same number each time. Two things will show that you are getting fitter. Your max number of reps for the first 30 seconds will improve for each exercise and the drop off between each subsequent set will reduce. Not to mention your amazing looking legs, arms and abs!
So, there you have it. The 10 minute workout everyone can do. Check out this video for more exercise inspiration. Comment below and share this with everyone you know, they’ll love it
Until next time.