A Quick but Effective Routine to Give You a Boost
Only got 10 minutes? I’ve devised a killer little workout routine you can do pretty much anywhere in under 10 minutes. And it’s only 3 simple (but effective) moves.
Let’s face it. No matter what you do with your day, your time is valuable. This routine is a great time saver, but I’m not suggesting you cut back on the time you dedicate to working out. It’s just the opposite really – the more time you dedicate towards your temple of a body, the more the chances are that you will reap the rewards.
But there may be days when your time is cut short unexpectedly. Maybe it’s family interrupting, work cutting your evenings short or you just felt like you needed to catch up with errands – the good news is this 10-minute workout can give your fitness a pretty serious boost.
Plus It Boosts Your Metabolism…
Not only will you feel some pretty decent toning results from this routine, but your metabolism will also get a serious boost. All 3 moves I’ve included here are total body exercises, so they incorporate a number of muscle groups.
By exercising more than one muscle group at a time, you’ll boost your body’s ability to burn fat faster – and get more out of your 10 minutes.
Ready for a boost?
The 10-Minute 3×3 Total Body Routine
I’m calling this a 3×3 routine because you’re going to knock out 3 sets of each move. Because you only have 10 minutes, there’s no time for rest, and you’ll do a better job at boosting your metabolism and toning your muscles without the break.
Some basic equipment will help you get the most out of these 3 moves, but it’s nothing you can’t keep at home. Check out the end of the workout for some recommendations on home workout gear.
Now for the workout…
Before the routine, try to fit in 3 to 5 minutes of a warm-up. You can do jump rope, jumping jacks, or even sprints to get your body ready for these moves.
3 Sets of Woodchopper
It’s one of my favorite moves, not only because it’s so dynamic but also because it leaves you with a serious burn. A dumbbell is best for this one, but a kettlebell will also work.
3 Sets of Wide Stance Squats
The squat is one of the best things you can do for your lower body, so it’s a necessary move in this routine. I’m adding a bit of a spin to this one with a wide stance squat, so you can get at your leg muscles from a different angle – and boost the balance work for your core.
3 Sets of Superman
This move looks a lot simpler than it is. The superman is a total attack on your core muscles, with the goal of holding position for as long as possible. As you improve with this one, you might find yourself going over by a minute or two!
Looking for some decent home workout equipment?
Dumbbells are often the go-to for home workout equipment, but if you want to check out something really cool, take a look at this totally affordable Dual Grip Medicine Ball/Kettlebell Set. It basically serves as a set of medicine balls and kettlebells depending on the attachment, so they save on space.
For some more great home workout equipment ideas, read my article on Best Home Workout Equipment here. Having the right equipment at home can save you a ton of time and it’s totally worth being able to look your best in the money you are spending on your clothes isn’t it?!
Have any questions or feedback about my 10-Minute Total Body Workout in Just 3 Moves? Please leave a comment below…