It’s easy to skip the gym when you have a ton on your plate. With work, family, and other responsibilities it can be hard to make time for exercise. But here’s the thing not a lot of people know — you don’t need an hour every day to get a good workout. You can burn calories and build muscles in just 15 minutes! Here are 9 exercises you should try when you don’t have a ton of time, but you want a good workout:
Man-Makers make burpees look like child’s play! This full body exercise works your arms, legs, shoulders, and core. And it’s pretty easy to do. All you need is a pair of free weights (somewhere between 10-15 pound) and a mat.
Get into a plank position, holding one weight in each hand, and perform a single row with each arm. Then, jump or walk your feet forward and stand up. See? Sounds like a burpee, doesn’t it? Do about 15 reps of these!
This high-intensity workout exercises your butt, back, hamstrings and your entire backside. You’ll feel the burn (and you’ll feel the sweat dripping down your forehead) in no time!
All you have to do is stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Once you’re in the correct position, grab the kettlebell with both your hands and swing it through your legs. Then, as you slowly straighten your legs back up to standing, swing the ball in front of your chest. Repeat this move!
Hint: To get something out of this exercise, you want to make sure the kettlebell is heavy enough to add some resistance but not too heavy that you’re straining yourself.