by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
For those of us who love being active, there are dozens of daily circumstances that get in the way of the perfect workout schedule. Life throws us many curve balls and sometimes doing what is best for us is put aside. No longer does it have to be that way!
Do you spend majority of your time on the go? Do you often find yourself having to cancel out on your daily workout due to important reunions or business trips? Do you get the feeling like you are being deprived of your body’s fitness? Well it is time to put a stop to that!
There are thousands of people worldwide that have the same problem and are looking for a solution. So, here we are bringing you a great idea on how to get a sufficient but rather short workout before the going gets tough.
Getting up at 4:30 in the morning to get a good workout before starting your day should not be an option for you. What?! No, there is no need for that! I am sure that just as I do, you love to get a good night sleep as well. So here is a 15 minute workout routine that can really come in handy for your kaotic daily living.
A 15-minute workout routine should be easy to do, too much equipment should not be necesary, it should be flexible in terms of space, and should work the core, upper, and lower body as well. This is something you can do at home when you are short of time, when you are on the run and do not have the time or chance to hit the gym or go for an outdoor run. It is not to say that the 15-minute routine should replace your regular workout, but it can be a solid, full body routine that you can rely on when you are caught up.
Think “calisthenics” with some short, profound segments of 30 seconds to 1 minute with at least 10 seconds of rest in between exercises. Here are some exercises that you can try out:
Lie down on your stomach. Now with your palms and toes touching the floor, push up. Then with your toes firmly on the floor, bring your upper body as close to the floor as possible and push up again, fast. Complete as many pushups as you can in 30 to 60 seconds.
Assume a comfortable stance with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width and your toes pointing out slightly. Now push your hips back and keeping your back straight, sit down as if you are sitting on a chair. The aim is to get your hips and thighs at a 90-degree angle. Make sure your knees do not protrude beyond your feet or you’re not doing it right. Now stand up using your heels to push up and squat down again. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds
Put your hands on the floor and your feet on the wall. Now walk your feet up and down the wall. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds
From a standing position squat down, drop your hands to the ground and jump your feet back to assume a push-up position. Do a push-up. Jump your legs forward to between your hands then jump up into the air and land back into the squat. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds.
High-knees or high- step run
Stand in a spot and bring your knees to the chest fast. It’s a combination of running on the spot and bringing your knees high. Do this for 30 to 60 seconds.
Beginning in standard push-up position, walk your feet toward your hands and then back again to initial position. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds.
The sky’s the limit! You can always come up with new exercises to challenge yourself as you advance. The point is, anything you do profoundly for 15 minutes works to maintain fitness and leaves no excuses for not working out.
Once you try out this routine, you will be feeling great in spirit, body, mind, and ready to take on the world!