If you’re struggling to get your workouts in during this busy time of year, I’ve got one word for you … INTENSITY!
Basically, you’re trying to crank out a higher “output” but in a shorter period of time. I’m talking 20-30 minutes or less.
In a nutshell, this means training like an ATHLETE.
The good news is these workouts can actually be a lot of fun.
Plus, after the holidays are over, you won’t have to start over (a big problem for a lot of people!) – and you WILL feel pretty good about your fitness level.
Here are some ways to add intensity to your routine:
Here’s a fast total-body workout you can sneak in anywhere!
“Hot for the Holidays” Tabata-Style Workout:
Warm up for 5-10 minutes: do some cardio, jump rope, etc. to get the blood flowing, then do some bodyweight squats, lunges, arm circles to warm up the muscles.
Go through this circuit 1-4 times, depending on the amount of time you’ve got and how you’re feeling.
Perform each exercise for 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds before moving to the next exercise.
Then, cool down. Be sure to bring your heart rate down slowly by walking or doing some other low-level activity.
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You will be amazed at how a little extra intensity can add up to a LOT of great results.
Experiment and have fun with it.