Finding the time to get a workout in can be so hard most days.
As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, many continue teaching their kids virtually, they’re working from home at the same time, or maybe even have been sick and aren’t well enough yet to exercise.
There are a ton of reasons that might be getting in the way, and that’s why with the limited free time we have, it’s always nice to feel like we’re using and investing that time wisely.
Certified personal trainer Amber Ross suggests the best way to do that when exercising is to get a high-intensity interval training workout in and push yourself hard, hitting all the muscle groups.
In the spirit of being short on time, we’ll get right to the workout.
Do the following workouts -- implementing weights if possible -- and then repeat at least three times (or more, depending on what kind of time you have):
1. 20 hip thrusts -- Lie with your back flat on the surface of a riser or bench, about 12-14 inches high, with your knees bent, your legs parallel to the ground and your feet resting on the floor about hip width apart. Dip your hips toward the ground and then slowly thrust them into the air while tensing your glute and leg muscles.
2. 20 burpees -- From a standing position, place your hands on the floor between your feet, jump your feet back to a full plank, do a pushup, hop back up on your feet and jump up. (If you'd like to start with a modified version, you can remove the pushup and/or the squat jump).