by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
What if I told you that 20 minutes of exercise is the only time you need to get where you want to with your body’s fitness? Would you be interested in making the following workout plan a part of your daily routine? Well, it is true!
Twenty minutes is all you need for each session of workout in order to get just where you want to be with your body! All you need to do is boost your workouts intensity to enjoy the benefits of a short 20 minutes workout.
Here is a workout plan that I have been putting into effect for over the 5 years and has come in handy for me when my days have gotten crowded with many things to do. And now I want to share it with you. Let me tell just how to do it.
Squats and lunges:
For these two exercises, you will need to do 2 sets for each and 20 reps per set. I recommend that you start of with squats and do your reps continuously. Rest for just a minute between the sets. The same can be done with lunges. This will give you toned legs worthy of short skirts and hot pants.
How to Perform Squats:
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, link your hands together, and hold them over and behind your head. Go down so that your thighs make a close to 80 degree angle, and come back up to the original position, but let your knees remain bent a just a bit.
How to Perform Lunges:
Stand with your right foot in front of the left, as far as you can place them apart, and bend your right knee so that your thigh is parallel to the ground as you take steps forward.
This next exercise is simple, fun, but also energetic and which we will perform in between each pair of exercises:
All you need is a skipping rope and a little bit of effort plus 1 minute to break a sweat.
Push ups and Jumps
In these two exercises, you will perform 2 sets each and 10 reps per each set. Combine the push-ups with jumps for better toned legs and do two sets with 10 reps of each, which in total it should be 40 reps done.
Now Skip: 1 minute
Plank Position for 1 minute
Hovering in the plank position for a minute will work on giving you the toned abs that you dream of. A Plank is done in the same way you position yourself in to perform a push-up. Except, that you support yourself with your elbows instead of your palms.
This workout plan is a very good high-intensity workout for those of you who want to get in shape and stay that way, but do not have the time for doing so. It takes only 20 minutes, but surprisingly burns up to 750 calories for every session.
If you find other exercises that are of more to your taste, feel free to do so. And mix them up as you may please, but try to keep it to the 20 minutes for a more challenging experiences and for better results that will benefit your body. You can substitute with exercises like running, pull-ups, and sit-ups, which are other basic exercises that require no equipment or much time.
Also remember hat the best time for you to carry out your workout routine is early morning. This is when you are the most energetic and are capable of burning more calories which boosts your metabolism and keeps you hyped for the rest of the day.
So I suggest that you go shopping and invest in a good pair of running shoes, and give yourself as little as 20 minutes a day to get in shape like you wish to be.
Why do I consider this makes it the best workout plan for those who are always in a rush and with no time to exercise? It is due to not having to carry around any equipment and you can perform this 20 minute workout anywhere you may go through out your day or week!