Quick and Easy Workouts
For the majority of us, we live overly chaotic lives. So fitting in an hour, or even 30 minutes to workout is most often out of the question. I am there with you! Just thinking about opening up enough time in our schedules to workout gives me a headache! Luckily though, we don’t have to continue making excuses about how there isn’t enough time in the day to workout. There are ways in which you can achieve the same amount of calories burned in an hour in just 20 short minutes! It’s true! I was a skeptic at first, when I came across this article explaining how, but now I’m a believer.Here’s what you need to do:
• Start out by picking some type of cardio you enjoy. Warm up for at least 2 –3 minutes at a moderate pace, then sprint for 30 seconds at the highest intensity you can do. Slow back down and do 90 seconds at a catch-your-breath recovery pace. Repeat eight times. You'll expunge more calories in less time, while you burn fat faster.
• Follow your cardio routine by doing two sets of 10 to 12 crunches on a stability ball. By using the ball instead of the flat surface floor allows more resistance. Therefore being more effective in the long run for those abs of yours.
• Next you’ll want to start by standing on your left foot, hands on your hips, and bring your right knee to hip level in front. Trace a horizontal figure eight in front of you with knee. Then bend left knee and hop to right, landing on right foot. Repeat figure eight with left knee, then hop back to left to complete one rep. Do 10 reps, then hop back and forth 10 times to complete one set.
• After that you’ll want to start by standing with your feet hip-width apart, hands on your waist. Shift weight to left foot and lift heel of right foot so you're resting on toes. Bend left knee and sink hips back, keeping weight off right foot while keeping your toes on the ground. Rise up. Do 12 reps on left leg, then switch legs and repeat.
• Continue by holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with your feet hip-width apart. Raise your arms, palms down, out and slightly forward to shoulder height. Slowly lower them behind you so weights almost touch. Do 12 reps.
• Finish by standing with your feet hip-width apart again while keeping your legs as straight as possible. Bend forward and walk hands out until they're under your shoulders. Do two push-ups, then walk hands back and stand. Repeat twice, doing four push-ups, then six. Now tell me that it isn’t possible to fit this routine into your schedule! You don’t have to do it all at once. If anything find a couple minutes in your day to do one thing at a time, and then later on continue with another, then another, another, and so on! Just remember…I am there with you living a crazy, intense, stress filled life, so if I can do it, so can you! Good Luck!Jim Riggs
Fitness and Nutrition Expert
Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer
Jim Riggs is an authority in the fitness, nutrition and supplement industries. With more than twenty years of experience training everyone from soccer moms, to NFL Athletes, to Olympic gold medalists he has seen it all. Jim has a unique understanding, style and passion toward everything fitness. As a contributing writer for I-Supplements
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