How to Workout in 10 Minutes

One thing you need to learn to do if you’re going to get more time back in your life is to work out in a small space of time. Why? Because exercise is crucial to giving you more energy which in turn will allow you to get more out of the time you do have. At the same time, exercise normally takes a very long time. If you are currently doing a 40 minute workout at the gym, commuting there and back and also washing up a bunch of your clothes, then chances are that you are spending 1.5 to 2 hours each time you train!

This will show you how to genuinely work out in ten minutes.

The Routine

This routine is a bodyweight resistance routine. That means you’re using your own body to provide the weight in the form of push ups and pull ups. At the same time, the routine is going to be a circuit. That means you’ll be going straight from one exercise to the next with no break or pause in between. You have 1 minute at the end to catch your breath and then you go for it again for a total of 3 rounds.

The workout is simple:
* Push ups to failure
* Pull ups to failure
* Sit ups to failure
* Jumping squats to failure

‘To failure’ means you stop when you physically can’t do one more repetition. If you do this right, then your muscles should be aching and you should be able to do fewer and fewer each time around.

But if you want to take this further and make it even more effective then try using ‘mechanical drop sets’. That means that if you can only do 5 reps on the last round for your pull ups, you make things easier for yourself for reps 6-10. That means you might put your feet on a chair and pull yourself up with a little help from your legs. Or it means you might let your knees touch the floor.

The Benefits

This works very well because it is ‘resistance cardio’. You are burning fat and improving fitness while simultaneously building muscle and strength. What’s more is that it can be done so quickly and shouldn’t cause you to sweat too much. That means you can do it without needing to shower after – or if you do it in the morning you can do it before your regular shower. Not 10 minutes plus travel: literally just 10 minutes.

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