You don’t need a lot of time (or equipment) to get in a good workout! Whenever you’re short on time, there are a few simple exercises that will get you moving and break a sweat in mere minutes. And our fitness pro, Zach, is sharing 5 of his favorites to incorporate the next time you need a quick workout that hits your whole body.
How To Structure The Quick Workout
My suggestion is to pick 3-4 of these exercises and make them into a circuit. Do 1 minute of each for 5 rounds. You can throw in a minute of rest in between each round and you’ll have your whole workout done in under 30 minutes!
Another way I like to structure this is to just do 100 reps of each as fast as possible. Break it up as you need, but try to keep the rest period short. I like the challenge of trying to finish as fast as I can. You can even write down your time and try to beat it later!
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These are one of my favorite lower body exercises, especially if you don’t have any equipment. Alternate legs every rep and try to keep the pace up. Make sure you’re getting that back knee all the way down. They’ll get your heart rate up and give you a great lower body burn at the same time!
These are one of the more versatile bodyweight exercises. They work your upper body, and core, build stable shoulders, and give you a good stretch at the same time. Focus on form over speed. You can also add in a pushup to every rep for an extra challenge!
KB Sumo High Pull
If you have a kettlebell, this is a great dynamic exercise. You get to work your lower body (especially those glutes) and upper body at the same time. It builds both strength and power while burning a ton of calories!
KB Pass Throughs
We like to think of crunches and mountain climbers when doing core, but the main function of your abs is stability. These challenge your core in a way that will make planks feel easy!
If you’re only going to do a few exercises, shouldn’t at least one of them be devoted to working on your booty?! These are simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. Focus on getting a good squeeze at the top. For an even better burn, end with a hold at the top.
Try this quick workout 2-3 times a week and you will definitely feel the burn!