Are you the type of person who feels bad about not working out? Do you think that you should work out but always come up with the excuse of not having enough time?
If you are really leading a busy life then this workout routine should be your life saver. You don’t have to go to the gym for this workout, nor do you have to spend hours at it.
This full body workout will be done in only 5 minutes. That’s right; you only need 5 minutes during which you will do 8 different exercises for 20 seconds each. You will take a break of 10 seconds after each exercise. You can mix and match the exercises based on your fitness activity. This workout, however, is not an alternative for going to gyms.
However, this is better than doing nothing, and here are the following steps into performing the routine;
The first step of this routine is to do as many pushups as you can within 20 seconds. Pushups are a compound exercise that works the chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps. It is a very effective exercise and once you get the hang of it, you can try different variations of pushups.
After that, you take a break of 10 seconds.
3. Mountain climber
This is a workout that focuses on your legs, your core and your lungs. From the push-up position, you bring one of your legs closely to your chest. You then put pressure on it briefly. Then you switch with your other leg. Repeat this swiftly for 20 seconds and this exercise is done.
After that, you again take rest for 10 seconds.
2. Reverse Rope Pulls
This is a good exercise that works on your upper back. Reverse rope pulls will work on your upper back muscles thereby giving you a good shape. However, if you don’t have the means to do this, then you can always replace it with another back exercise. Pilates is a great alternative for reverse rope pulls. Do this exercise for 20 seconds.
Take a break for 10 seconds.
Another exercise that works your whole body, doing burpees will get your heart beating faster. You start by standing with your feet- shoulder width apart. Then you bring your hands down on the floor and send your legs back. Bring yourself down to a push-up position. Then you bring your legs back forward and stand up. You can try jumping up for the extra effort.
Finally, you end the routine by taking a 10-second rest. After that, you repeat steps 1 to 8 all over again. (curiousmob)