Everyone is looking for faster, easier, and more effective ways of getting in their workouts. For that reason, a 10-minute full-body workout that was recently developed by certified personal trainer Dempsey Marks may be the next big thing.
If you're short on time her 10-minute total body workout (posted by PopSugar) is exactly what you need. Marks created this workout so that it can be done anywhere and without equipment. Her instructions are simply that you set your timer for 10 minutes and complete the circuit as often as you can in those 10 minutes with little to no rest.
*The 10 minutes does not include the time she suggests you spend getting warmed up and cooling down when you're finished.
The circuit consists of exercises known as Speed Skaters, Burpees, and Double Leg Lifts. The description of each exercise is below:
- Start in a small squat. Jump sideways to the left, landing on your left leg and crossing your right leg behind you. Bring your left hand to the floor squatting low in the cross-legged position. This completes one rep.
- Reverse directions by jumping to the right with your right leg.
- Continue alternating sides for 40 reps.
- Once you've finished your last repetition, go directly into burpees.
- Lower into a crouching squat with your hands on the floor.
- Do a squat thrust by jumping your feet back into a plank position.
- Do one basic push-up, bending the elbows and then straightening back to plank.
- Jump the feet forward to the hands and come into a squat.
- Do an explosive jump straight up, getting as much height as you can.
- Complete 10 reps.
- Once you've finished your last rep, go directly into double leg lifts.
Double Leg Lifts:
- Lay flat on the ground with your legs extended straight up toward the ceiling.
- Place your hands underneath the back of your head. For added stability, place your arms out to your side, allowing the palms to grip the floor much like you would in a push-up position.
- Pressing your lower back into the ground, slowly lower both legs down toward the floor, then slowly raise them back up. This completes one rep.
- If this is too difficult, lower them as much as you can, or lower one leg at a time.
- Complete 15 reps.
Like Marks, you too can create your own 10-minute workout and after doing this one for a while, it might be wise to switch things up and shock your body into trying new moves.