I'm busy. You're busy. We are all super busy, right? Let's be honest...that's still not an excuse to NOT exercise. Right? We should all have time to exercise. It's honestly very easy to squeeze in a workout. They can be quick, yet still quite effective. You just have to make the most out of your window of opportunity. If 30 minutes is all you have, then a 30-minute workout is what you'll get. Here, ten 30-minute workouts that might get the job done for you:
I'm busy. You're busy. We are all super busy. Valid excuse for skipping a workout? Not always. We should all have time to exercise, right? It's honestly very easy to squeeze in a workout. They can be quick, yet effective, which is something a lot of people don't realize. You just have to make the most out of your window of opportunity. If 30 minutes is all you have, then a 30-minute workout is what you should aim for.
Here, a roundup of ten 30-minute workouts:
1) Firecracker Workout
"If you're traveling away from your gym, or if you don't feel like going to your gym, I give you the following workout that you can easily do on your own wherever you want to. You don't need any equipment!"
2) Total Body Ten
"There's nothing wrong with working by repetition, and you absolutely can tweak this workout to take that approach, but I challenge you to work by time and count your repetitions."
3) 30-Minute Backyard Workout
"When I did this workout, 30 minutes flew by me as if they were just 10 minutes. It's a go-go-go format."
4) Quick Kettlebell Workout
"Sure, it's only nine moves done three times, but that's the beauty of a kettlebell workout. I call it my 'quick and dirty' workout, because that's really what it is. Super quick, downright dirty to your muscles if you do all the moves correctly."
5) 30-Minute Kettlebell and BOSU Workout
"Remember, a kettlebell swing is NOT a squat. Hinge from those hips."
BODY SPECIFIC WORKOUTS
1) 30-Minute Upper Body Workout
"Most of the exercises are pretty straightforward. My guess is that you've heard of them before."
2) 30-Minute Upper Body and Core Workout
"Burn some muscles above the belt."
3) 30-Minute Lower Body Workout
"You can use this workout on its own for leg day, or combine it with an upper body/core workout for a 60-minute burner."
CARDIO MACHINE WORKOUTS
1) 30-Minute Hill and Flat #Treadmill Workout
"Not only are we heading up a hill with this one, we're playing a bit of an interval game and ending with a sprint. Triple whammy."
2) 30-Minute Lateral #Elliptical Workout
"If you don't have a lateral elliptical at your gym, request one. I'm serious. Even if you hate ellipticals, which I kind of do, the odds are very good that you'll love (or love to hate) the lateral."
For more workouts like this from bloggers like me, check out the Wild Workout Wednesday link-up on Annmarie's site, The Fit Foodie Mama!
Question: What is your least favorite piece of fitness equipment? The treadmill doesn't count.