One of the most common reasons people give for not exercising is that they just don't have the time to do it.
What with family life, work-life, weekends reserved for recharging from the stressful week and being with friends and family, there's just not enough time left to go to the gym and hit the treadmill.
But what doesn't change is the feeling that you need to lose weight. That feeling
Whilst you "don't have the time" you're left feeling naff because you just aren't shifting the excess weight.
Luckily, you can use just 15 minutes of your day to create an intense workout that will help you shed the weight.
Here are 3 ways you can structure an insanely sweaty workout in just 15 minutes.
One of my favourite ways to get a quick workout in!
An EMOM, which stands for “every minute on the minute” is a type of interval training where you complete all the reps at the start of the minute and rest for the remainder, until the next minute strikes and you go again.
This type of workout is extremely versatile and you can train all manner of exercises and systems.
15 min EMOM
Alternating between these rounds
Odd minute - 10 Burpees
Even minute - 10 pushups
Stands for as many rounds / reps as possible.
The great thing about an AMRAP is you set the time limit and get as much out as you can. Once the timer stops, you’re done. Just keep repeating the circuit until the timer stops. The score you record is how many rounds you completed and the reps you finished on.
This is a fantastic way of keeping track of progression. If you repeat the workout in 4 weeks time, you can see if you managed to get more rounds and reps.
15 minute AMRAP
Tabata is an intense way of working out where you split the minute between work and rest.
It’s similar to an EMOM, only you go for a timed period, rather than just reps. So you can split the minute up into 40 seconds of work / 20 seconds of rest, or 30:30.
It’s good to pick exercises such as burpees, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, etc. that gets the heart rate pumping pretty quickly.
15 minute tabata (40 secs on / 20 secs off)
1st 5 mins - Squats
2nd 5 mins - Mountain Climbers
3rd 5 mins - Jumping Lunges
Give each of these a try, 5x a week and see the change.
In a bit.