Got 12 Minutes A Day? Get In Shape

| September 8, 2011

Too busy to get to the gym for a day?  Here is a great 12-minute workout that will put you in your place.

All you need is motivation and some weights of choice for the lunges.

Perform one minute of each exercise with no rest between. Complete three rounds for a total of 12 minutes.


Start by standing then go into a squat stance with your hands on the floor. Jump or step back into a pushup position and then touch your chest to the floor. Following the same sequence return to the standing position. On the way up, you will jump and clap above your head. That represents one full Burpee. Do as many as you can in one minute. Make an effort to beat your previous set each time.

Side plank

You will do 30 seconds on each side. You can do these on your knees for an easier progression, as well. Start with your arm in the air and rotate it down slowly until you touch your back then return to start position.

Forward lunge curl press

Use weights or anything you can lift around your house. Do 30 seconds on each leg. Step forward without allowing your front knee to go past your toe. Your back knee should get as close to the floor as you can. Push back with your front leg propelling yourself to the starting position. As you stand back up, curl your weights then press above head.

Brazilian butt lift

Do 30 seconds on each leg. Reach one leg straight into the air pointing your heel toward the ceiling. Put your other leg at a 90-degree angle with your heel on the floor. Raise and lower your hips as high as you can while squeezing your glutes at the top each time.

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