Time… there never seems to be enough of it, right?
We live in a busy world, with many demands being placed on our time. Sadly, health is often an aspect of our life that gets pushed to the back burner.
But, new research, and my own experience personally and with clients, shows that doing a short amount of exercise can give you the same results as longer exercise.
A recent study done at McMaster University showed that participants doing intense interval exercise for 10 minutes had similar results to those doing 45 minutes of exercise.
- increased energy
- getting stronger
- seeing more muscle definition
- changing body shape
Here are some tips for the short workouts:
- keep the intensity high (especially if doing intervals with very short rounds)
- short rest periods or only rest as needed
- use multiple muscles at a time – do exercises that combine more than 1 muscle group at a time, for example, lunges with a biceps curl
You don’t necessarily need the gym or lots of equipment. In fact, here’s an at-home workout that doesn’t use any equipment. (If you want to use dumbbells for the squats and russian twist I won’t tell you not to) ;)
15 Minute Workout – Beat the Clock
Complete these 5 exercises as a circuit. Do 30 reps OR 1 minute whichever comes first (rest as needed). Complete a total of 3 rounds.
Plank Taps (30 each side)
Skater Lunge (30 each side)
Russian Twist (30 each side)
Watch this video for exercise demonstrations.
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