Are you one of those people that barely has time to spend time with family, let alone work out? You know exercise is essential for great health but if you’re constantly on a time crunch, it can be tough to get in the physical activity you need each day to meet the CDC guidelines.

Let’s take a look at 4 ways to hack a 10-minute workout to work in your favor for better results.

  1. H.I.I.T. Workouts are King

When it comes to saving time and getting great results, nothing will beat high intensity interval training, otherwise known as H.I.I.T.

These workouts can be completed in 10 minutes but be warned, the intensity is through the roof. H.I.I.T. workouts can be done in any place at any time. They rely on your bodyweight and maximum speed to get you great muscle building and fat loss results.

You perform the recommended number of repetitions for one exercise at maximum effort before moving on to the next one with no break in between. Here’s a sample H.I.I.T. workout you can use:

Burpees: 8 to 10 repetitions

Lying Leg Lift: 10-15

Push-up: 8-10

Mountain Climbers: 20-25

Superman: 10-15

Crunches: 20-25

Side Plank Dips: 10-15

Leg Pull-In Knee-up: 10-15

Plank: 60 seconds

  1. Get in the Pool

If you have access to a pool then you can put yourself through an amazing 10 minute workout. Swimming utilizes a large number of muscle groups at one time. Combine this with the idea above and you will be able to accelerate fat loss and muscle building in no time.

The idea is to perform laps in the following format:

  • Minute 1: Average speed (warm-up lap)
  • Minute 2: Sprints
  • Minute 3: Average speed
  • Minute 4: Sprints
  • Continue in this fashion.

The idea is not to stop for 10 minutes. This level of intensity is exactly what you’ll need to meet those exercise requirements.

  1. Walk and Talk

Need to be near your phone at all times?

Why not combine exercise with work?

If you need to be on several conference calls throughout the day, take one of them outside. Take a 10 minute walk but aim for the hills so that you can increase the intensity of the walks.

Not only will you still be productive at work but you’ll also get in your required steps for the day.

  1. Wear a Sauna Suit

If you’re only going to work out for 10 minutes and you really want to drive your results skyward, then put on a Kutting Weight sauna suit. Working out in a neoprene sauna suit has been scientifically shown to significantly boost fat loss, muscle building, and endurance gains.

The extremely durable and resilient neoprene material is ideal for the toughest workouts such as H.I.I.T. The neoprene weight loss suit has been shown in several studies to provide the following benefits:

  • Burn up to 13% MORE calories
  • Elevated EPOC levels up to 22% (Continue burning calories for HOURS after you take the suit off)
  • Greater overall weight loss of up to 40%

 

Tell Us What You Think!

Do you have your own hacks for improving a quick workout?

Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments section below!

 

Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.

Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Chronic Health and Performance Benefits of Exercise withthe Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.

 

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