5 Easy Total-Body Workouts You Can Do For 10 Minutes A Day
Now, more than ever before is the time to get fit. Whether you’re a gym rat or a first-timer, taking the time to stay active during self-quarantine is one of the best things you can do for your mind and body.
We’re all struggling to juggle work, cook, cope with a life-changing pandemic, and squeeze in time for a daily workout to the extent that some of us are so overwhelmed, they’re not getting anything done at all. If this sounds familiar, if finding some “me time” amidst your hectic schedule sounds impossible, then this article is for you. Working out and staying active does not need to be at a cross-fit studio for an hour every day. By simply allocating 10 minutes a day, practicing ultimate self-discipline and motivation, and staying positive, your at-home workout will come with a host of benefits like better sleep at night, boosted immunity, and a more relaxed mind. A 10-minute workout can be an incredibly effective way to work up a sweat, get your heart pumping, and get your muscles working if done right with the required intensity.
10-minute AMRAP: This beginner-friendly total body workout is an easy way to start our #movemore challenge. While doing As Many Reps As Possible (AMRAP) in 10 minutes, all you have to do is 5 push-ups, 10 squats, 16 plank taps, 20 jumping jacks, then rest for 45 seconds.
Push up, Squat down: All you need is 5 reps for this two-move, full-body burner workout. Push-ups for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, squat jumps for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat 5x.
Jump Around: Whether you jump rope or do a more serious 180-jump or squat jump routine, jumping for 10 minutes every day can help you stay in shape and strengthen your core and legs.
Plank it out: Bodyweight exercises are the most practical and simplest form of home exercise. Planking for 10 minutes every day will help build your core muscles and improve your overall fitness level. Bored with the basic plank? Switch between an elbow plank and a one-side plank variation to spice up your routine.
The finisher: We always like to leave the best for last. If you feel your body has gotten used to the previous exercises, put all of your major muscle groups to work with these 3 multitasking moves: 20 Goblet Squats • 15 Reverse Woodchops (15 on both sides) • 10 Burpees With Strict Pushups Rest 1 Minute and repeat 3x.
Remember, we’re all fighting more than just a pandemic. With a healthy body and a strong, positive mind, we can get through this.