Nowadays, people need an effective and time-efficient way to exercise. Why? Because the schedules of many simply don’t permit anything else. The good news is that we can “get in” an effective workout that doesn’t consist of spending an hour in some crowded gym. Of course, it does require the ability to discern between the “get fit quick” garbage and actual science.
An abundance of physiological research has discovered one key fact relating to exercise and fitness: time doesn’t matter as much as effort. Actually, there’s another key fact: high-intensity, short duration workouts are among the most effective for gaining strength and losing weight. In this article, we’ll discuss a routine that will help you gain strength and torch fat.
HOW TO GET STRONGER AND SLIMMER IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES
- Perform the routine three times per week
- Do each exercise for 40 seconds; rest for 10 seconds; move onto the next
- Don’t worry about performing 100 reps right away. What’s most important is trying your best to maintain form throughout each movement.
- You’ll notice that many exercises begin in the plank position. For clarification, the plank position is basically the starting pushup position – arms, legs and back straight.
1. BICYCLE SCISSOR KICKS
Starting position: Lie on your back, legs straight, fingertips behind the head.
Motion: (I) Raise left leg directly over hips while raising right shoulder and rotating the elbow towards the knee. (II) Lower the left leg while lifting the right leg and rotating the left elbow towards the knee. (III) Alternate.
2. PLANK WALK TO PUSHUP
Starting Position: Plank position with hands under shoulders and feet together.
Motion: (I) Position left hand next to right hand while spreading right foot about hip-width from left foot. (II) Move to the right for two feet then lower into a pushup. (III) Repeat movement to the opposite side (motions I & II constitutes one repetition).