Everyone is pressed for time that it seems impossible to squeeze in time to work out in the gym. From running errands at home, to going to work, all the way to caring for the family, there isn’t much time to think about how you’re going to get yourself in tip top shape. This leads to poor figure, bad health, and high amounts of stress. The good news is that even with your busy schedule, there are ways for you to maintain a slim and sculpted body while at the same time minimize the effects of stress. All it takes is 20 minutes of your time and a good workout to do.
Examples of 20 Minute Workouts
It doesn’t matter whether you want to burn calories, lose weight, tone or sculpt muscles, increase endurance and so on. There are 20 minute workouts that you can do to achieve your needs. Here are a few worth mentioning.
- No Running Cardio – Warm up with 10 reverse lunges on both legs, 10 squats with your arms overhead, 10 bridges, and 10 planks with shoulder touches. For the core exercise, do 1 minute of mountain climb, 1 minute of burpees, 1 minute of squat jumps, 1 minute of skier jumps or jumping from side to side, and pilates. Cool down with downward dog pose held for 5 breaths or more, cat and cow pose for 5 breaths or more, and warrior II pose, again for 5 breaths.
- Pushup/Crunch Superset – Do 10 rounds of 10 regular pushups, 10 crunches, 10 wide pushups, 10 crunches, 10 tricep pushups, 10/10 left/right crunches. There should be no rest in between pushups and crunches.
- Leg/Ab Superset – Do 5 rounds of 20 squats, 20 crunches, 10 lunges each leg, 10 crunches, 20 calf raises, and 20 crunches. You can alternate the pushup/crunch superset with this superset for each day.
- Metabolism Booster – You will need heavy dumbbells. Choose a weight that allows you to complete the repetitions required. For this exercise, you will need to do 10 overhead split squat knee pull for each leg followed by scissor switch for 30 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds then repeat scissor switch for another 30 seconds. Do 10 reps of pushup to opposition reach before doing 30 seconds of squat clap jump. Again rest for 10 seconds before repeating the last exercise. Do 15 reps of side plank press-up on each side then 30 seconds of squat thrust jump over. Rest for 10 seconds then do another set of squat thrust jump over. Do 15 reps of chest press bridge then 30 seconds of crawling climber. Make sure that you rest for 10 seconds before repeating the last exercise.
These are just a few examples of 20 minute workouts that you can do at home. Making time to do any of these exercise routines not only helps you to lose weight but also help in toning and sculpting your muscles and strengthening your core. You can do any of these workouts or alternate them so your body will get the most out of your 20 minute workout routine.