It’s no secret that most of us lead busy lives. Work, family, kids…..with so much going on in our lives it is hard to even think about time to work out, let alone actually doing it. But what if I told you there were ways to get in shape in just 30 minutes. That’s right. If you can squeeze in just a half hour for yourself, it will be worth it. The workout will be over so quickly, it won’t even feel like you were exercising at all. Here’s what you need to do: If you live close to the gym, try jogging there to get in your warmup. If you have to drive to the gym, consider parking a mile away and then jogging to your destination. Doing this will mean you arrive ready to start your work out.
1. High Reps
When you are inside, spend a few minutes stretching out the muscles you are going to work on, such as your back muscles, chest muscles, arms and shoulders. Then do a quick circuit of nine exercises, with just 10 to 15 seconds of rest in between. Spend less than a minute doing each of the following – bench press, pull downs, squats, military presses, bend over rows, lunges, overhead dumbbell extensions, bicep curls and leg extensions or leg curls. Four to six reps will help you build strength and size. Twenty to 25 reps will help you burn fat and will help with muscle endurance. Once you are done with these exercises, do them all over again from start to finish.