This is a guest post by Jenny Man
Are you too busy with no time to go to the gym? To be fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to spend hours exercising. You’ll be surprised how much you can achieve in as little as 20 minutes with just your own body weight. To save valuable time, superset exercises i.e. perform exercises back to back without any rest. Note: Supersets are best performed with exercises that use opposing muscle groups or totally different muscle groups, so you don’t pre-fatigue any muscles unnecessarily. Each exercise is performed with fresh un fatigued muscles. E.g. Push up – Chest followed by Squat jumps – hamstrings, glutes, lower back.
Here is an example of a 20 minute workout that you can try in the comfort of your own home:
- Jog on the spot for 3 min
- Star jumps 1×20
- Ice skaters 1×20
- Dynamic chest stretch – Pull arms back 1×15
- Dynamic hamstring stretch – swing each leg forward and backwards 1×15
- Push ups 3×15
- Squat jumps 3×15
- At the end of each set have a 30second rest before the next set.
- Lunge and twist 3×15
- Plank with rows 3×15
At the end of each set have a 30second rest before the next set.
Finally stretch the hamstrings, quads, hip flexors, chest and back. Hold each stretch for 10sec for a maintenance stretch. Hope you enjoyed the workout!!
Jenny Man is a fellow London personal trainer, you can learn about her at her site www.hire-a-personal-trainer.com