Are you pressed for time (and who isn’t) but still want to stay in shape? If you are looking for short but effective total body workouts, check out the ones below. They all take just 10 minutes… or less. Just do them in the morning before breakfast or whenever you have a couple of minutes to spare.
All of these workouts combine resistance training with cardio for effective HIIT style workouts. They keep your metabolism stoked long after you’ve finished your workout for maximum effectiveness. Even though they barely last longer than a commercial break (which is an ideal time to do them), they’ll have you burning fat around the clock.
Tone it all in 10 minutes Tabata workout
Tabata is a wonderful exercise protocol. It’s a form of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and provides extremely effective full body workouts. This short Tabata workout might only be 10 minutes, but it will torch a lot calories and work your whole body in the process. Just follow along with the video and experience the Tabata effect for yourself.
10 minute circuit workout
I love this fast 10 minute circuit workout. It’s a great way to squeeze in some exercise every day… even if you’re short on time. It puts your whole body to work and will definitely get your heart rate up.
6 minute morning workout
Want to start the day with a BANG? This short 6 minute workout is perfect for waking you up, crushing some calories and getting your metabolism going. Just do it first thing in the morning, right after your get out of bed and before you take your morning shower. It takes just 4 exercises, no equipment and only six minutes of your precious time.
Get more info on the exercises at fitwirr.
10 minute HIIT wall workout
This short but effective HIIT workout uses just one piece of exercise equipment that is readily available to anyone… a wall. This workout will sculpt your glutes, abs, thighs and arms while also getting in some great cardio. Great calorie torching workout for busy people. Do the circuit one, rest for 30 seconds and then repeat a second time.
Learn more about the exercises at paleohacks.com.
10 minute total body kettlebell workout
I’m a huge fan of kettlebells and I think no workout list would be complete without a least one kettlebell workout. This one is perfect for some calorie blasting and body toning right before your morning coffee. If you buy just one piece of exercise equipment, make it a kettlebell. Then… try this workout.
Watch the video or download the pdf at purelytwins.com.
Wake up, workout, burn max calories
If you’re looking for an intense, full body workout that torches maximum fat in the minimal amount of time… this one is for you. It will definitely get your heart rate up and burn some serious calories. Can you finish it in 10 minutes? Practice until you can. Your body will thank you for it.
10 Minute insane HIIT workout
This short but intense, body toning HIIT workout will have you burning over 150 calories in just 10 minutes. It combines bursts of all-out intensity and shorter, lower-intensity recovery intervals. An added benefit to this type of workout is the afterburn effect that elevates your metabolism and causes you to burn fat long after your workout is done.
Learn more at fitnessrepublic.
There you have it… 7 workouts you can do in under 10 minutes. The good new is that, even if you’re pressed for time, you’ll always be able to find a moment in your day to fit one of these workouts in. The bad news is… there’s no more excuses to skip your workouts 😉
My favorite short workouts are those taught in the Curve-Ball Effect Total Body program. They only use bodyweight exercises. This means you can do them anywhere, in just 10-15 minutes and without any extra equipment.