Hello, everyone! I have made a few quick workouts for all of you. These can be done anywhere, anytime. Whenever I am on break at work or using the restroom, I do all kinds of different quick workouts.[no_toc]
I don't like to use any excuses and I especially don't like the “I have no time excuse”.
Here are a few different things I do during my day to get some kind of workout in. This all adds up to a pretty good workout once the day is over! For each of these workouts, I try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps. I sometimes do more depending on how “easy” the workout is.
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1. Do squats whenever you can.
Whenever I am brushing my teeth or putting a special cream on my face, I like to do squats. I even do this when I am blow drying my hair (and yes it can be as difficult as that sounds, but once you get it down it's easy!).
Squats are a great leg workout and doing these throughout the day is a great body weight workout. If you do enough, you'll feel the pain in the morning, trust me.
2. Workout while you're waiting for something.
I do tricep dips on my desk or sink when I'm waiting for my straightener to get hot.
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3. When I am cooking a meal in the kitchen, I like to bring weights to do a variety of different workouts.
I do shoulder raises, bicep curls, back rows, and all kinds of different things. Obviously having weights allows you to do numerous different workouts. Since prepping my meals takes so much time, I like to workout in the kitchen while I simultaneously watch Netflix.
Oh how much I love multitasking. It makes the time go by much faster when I'm watching TV and working out. Watching Netflix while I'm lifting allows me to even forget that I'm squatting or doing other exercises. Depending on how easy or hard the exercise is, I don't always keep the focus on Netflix because then that would be quite dangerous.
4. I always tell myself that a 10-minute workout is much better than no workout at all.
As you can see, any kind of workout is much better than no workout at all. If you were to workout 5 minutes at least 6 times a day, that would accumulate to 30 minutes which is a pretty good workout. Aiming to work out 150 minutes a week is great for the average person.
So, doing this 5 times a week is doable, and you still get 2 days off. These two days can be filled with fun physical activities on the weekend like rock climbing or hiking.
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Workouts don't have to be boring and dull. There are days or even weeks where I absolutely dread running or lifting. When I go through these moments, I fill the workouts with fun activities and I use this time as an excuse to try out different activities that I wouldn't have tried before. I'm currently looking for a new activity to try out but I need some new ideas!
What do you do for workouts when you are extremely busy?