10-Minute Tuneups: Fresh moves workout video
Anyone can find 10 minutes for fitness. Try these new moves for a full-body workout
Source: Best Health magazine, March/April 2013; Image and video by Roger Kao
Let’s face it, workouts can sometimes feel repetitive. Following the same workout day in and day out without any change can place you on a fitness plateau that’s tough to break through and can also lead to overuse injuries, which may eventually hinder your results. This workout introduces some new moves that you’ve likely never done before, as well as one classic move. It incorporates a combination of upper body and lower body moves that are designed to work all of your major muscle groups. Because it exercises several key muscles at once, this whole-body approach is efficient, and perfect for those pressed for time.
How it works:
Warm up: The first one-minute exercise segment will provide a brief warm-up to get your major muscles moving.
Gauge the intensity: Use a stopwatch, the timer on your phone, or a clock with a second hand to keep track of the time for each exercise. Your working muscles should feel ready to change to the next exercise by the end of each segment.
Cool down and stretch: You will do a less intense move, such as walking around the room, then stretch the major muscle groups you’ve just worked.
Bruce Krahn is a personal trainer and the author of bestseller The Fat-Fighter Diet.
About our 10-minute Tuneups
Ideally, we should be getting 30 minutes of fitness a day. But when time is tight, doing 10-Minute Tuneups whenever you can fit them in still makes a difference. Have fun!