You heard it right! 10 minutes is all you need to squeeze in a full body workout to do at home. This workout routine will be your new favorite and you do not need to dedicate a lot of time for the sake of a workout.
1. Split Squats
Split squats are great for engaging your hips, legs and lower body. To do this exercise, all you need is a small chair. You need to put one on top of the chair with your back to the front of the chair. Then with the second foot on the floor, lower your body as if you are doing squats. Repeat this exercise about 20 to 30 times, depending on your endurance. It will help to tone your hips and legs within no time at all. If you do not want to use a chair, then you can use a small table as well.
This exercise is great for engaging your back and arms. This will help to tone your legs and add endurance to them. For this exercise, you need to sit on the floor with your back parallel to the ground. Lift your legs up in an L shape and position them at a 90-degree angle. Then, lift your arms up perpendicular to the floor. Then, start the routine with straightening one leg at a time. Repeating this routine 30 times is great, and you will feel the burn in your hips and legs after you are done.
Pushups are a no brainer when it comes to a HIIT workout. But you can add a twist to it as well. Do your regular pushups at first, then after lifting your body, go in a downward dog pose and box up your shoulders on either side of your body. This is called an inverted shoulder press. The combination of pushups with shoulder presses will engage your entire body and you will feel the difference after repeating this exercise for about 30 to 40 times. You can build up the count after you get used to the endurance.
4. Upright Bird Dog
This exercise is also like a split squat. Again, you will need a chair and you will position your hands on the front of the chair. Then lower your body until your hips and the front of the chair are in line. Your shoulders should be straight and parallel under your ears. Once you are positioned comfortably, you will lift your respective hand and leg, the hand will be lifted until it is parallel to the floor and the foot will only be lifted a small angle. Repeat this routine until 30 reps are done.
This workout engages all parts of your body and gets your heart rate up and pumping. Your health and fitness during Covid-19 are important and in 10 minutes, you will feel sore but in a great way, which can only mean that you are getting closer and closer to your workout goals.
By Darcel Frost