The bad news is it seems that everybody is too busy to workout.
The good news is that overwhelming research shows that you can get better results in less time.
Just 10 minutes can change your day… your body… your life!
If you workout daily, even short workouts can make a huge difference. Not only in your overall fitness but also in boosting your energy, attitude and overall sense of well being during the day.
Too often we stress and fret over the mantra, “I should work out”; “I need to exercise”; “I’ve got to get to the gym”, etc. Instead, relax and take just 10 minutes and you’ll feel much better. Try it and see.
Short exercise circuits like the My Trainer Fitness 6 pack workouts are great to use throughout the day to keep energized and refreshed from long bouts of sitting.
Don’t make fitness a big deal… just a big priority.
Here’s a take ten for you.
Here’s a quick ten-minute toning workout for your legs, arms and booty, from Fit in 10 DVDs.
What you’ll need: A pair of light dumbbells (we recommend starting with three to eight pounds for beginners), a chair, and a clock or stopwatch, (we use our iPhone stopwatch).
How to do it: Perform the entire circuit twice. Do each move for 50 seconds, completing as many reps as possible without sacrificing form. Rest for 25 seconds after each exercise.
10 Minute Workout for Legs, Arms, Abs & Booty
EXERCISE 1: LUNGE WITH A PRESS
Stand with feet staggered, left in front of right, holding one dumbbell in your right hand at shoulder height. Keeping your weight in front heel, bend your knees, lowering into lunge. Press up to standing again, extending your right arm and pressing the dumbbell overhead. Repeat for 25 seconds. Switch sides, and repeat for another 25 seconds.
EXERCISE 2: DIP WITH A KICK
Sit on edge of a chair with your hands grasping the seat. Slide your butt off the seat, and bend your elbows, lowering your body until your upper arms are nearly parallel to floor. Press up, and extend your left leg as shown. Alternate legs with each rep.
EXERCISE 3: HIP BRIDGE WITH A CRUNCH
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your heels on the seat of a chair. Place your hands behind your head. Engage your core and squeeze your glutes, lifting your hips. Lower your hips to floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor to perform a crunch. That’s one rep.
EXERCISE 4: INTERMEDIATE CRUNCH EXTENSION
Lie on your back with hands behind your head, knees bent and over your hips. Lift your shoulders off the floor, then extend and lower your legs to a 45-degree angle. Slowly reverse the move. That’s one rep.