6 Workouts To Try If You're Pressed For Time And Can Only Spare 10 Minutes
When it comes to crushing your #GymGoals, it can feel impossible to find time in your schedule to fit in some quality exercise. Sometimes, you just don't have room in your busy day for anything more than a quick, 10-minute workout. But hey, there's nothing wrong with that — you don't have to choose between your 45-minute, full-body HIIT circuit and lazing away on your couch after a long day at the office.
Trust me, your fitness results aren't going to fade just because you aren't committing an hour each day to working out.
In fact, research actually shows that short spurts of exercise can provide just about the same benefits as longer workouts, especially when your efforts all add up.
When it comes down to it, a 10-minute workout is better than nothing, and honestly, you'd be surprised by how intense 10 minutes can actually be when you put your mind (and, of course, your body) to the task.
Here are six workouts for every part of your hard-working bod to try when you're pressed for time, but still want to feel that delicious burn.
1. Engage Your Abs
Apparently, it only takes 10 minutes to feel like your core is going to literally implode.
This workout is intense AF, and will work your abs from every single angle.
Like, angles you didn't even know existed inside your core.
2. Work Your Arms
These exercises target your upper arms and shoulders — the perfect combo for when you don't have time for a total upper-body workout.
Warning: This may or may not feel like the longest 10 minutes of your life.
3. Sculpt Your Legs
If you think you'll avoid the post-leg-day soreness because you cut your glute gains down to 10 minutes, think again.
You'll probably still have trouble climbing a flight of stairs after this booty blaster.
But it'll be so worth it.
4. Build Your Back Muscles
I always thought back workouts were only meant to be done on elaborate gym machines, but this speedy sweat sesh completely proved me wrong.
All you'll need to grind through this quick workout are two free weights and a comfortable mat. Get to it, girl.
5. Cardio Without The Machines
You don't always need an hour-long session on the elliptical to get some quality cardio into your routine.
Jump for joy (literally) to this quickie cardio circuit.
This baby will get your heart racing, the endorphins pumping, and before you know it — you're done!
6. No Muscle Groups Left Behind
I know, you probably thought it was impossible to get a full-body workout in just 10 minutes — but it's absolutely a thing.
From sumo squats, to mountain climbers, to jumping jacks, you'll be out of breath before you even know what HIIT you (teheh).
Subscribe to Elite Daily's official newsletter, The Edge, for more stories you don't want to miss.