This is a full body workout that you can do in just 10 minutes. And seeing as ten minutes of working out for the full body can burn twice the number of calories as running on a treadmill or using an elliptical machine… that’s some pretty good value for money right there. What’s more, a full body workout will of course help you to tone, grow and strengthen muscle. So all in all, these 10 minutes are a highly efficient way to transform your body shape.
And today’s full body routine is quite the gauntlet too. It’s highly explosive which means it’s ideal for training those fast twitch muscles and building some truly dynamic power, while it’s also very energetic and involves throwing yourself around a lot for maximal calorie burning.
As with many of the best fat burning routines, this workout is designed to be used as a circuit. Go straight from one move to the other with no rest and you should find you can easily fit three or four rounds into the ten minute slot.
But the great thing is that you can easily increase the number of rounds you aim to complete in the same time, thereby making the workout much more intense. Or you can aim to increase the time and perform more rounds that way if you have a little more time.
It’s simple, easy and effective. So without further ado, here are the moves:
10 Tuck Jumps
Tuck jumps are a simple and highly effective move for burning fat at home. The idea is to jump off the ground and to bring your knees up to your chest on each rep. This requires some real explosiveness out of the legs and means you move your whole body as you tuck yourself up into a ball. You’ll be gasping for air after no time at all!
10 ‘Down Down, Up Up’ Planks
This strangely named plank involves moving from regular plank to press up position and back. So you start out resting on your forearms and then move onto each arm then back down one side at a time. It’s a great move for training the core and acts as a slight period of active recovery after those tuck jumps.
10 Jumping Lunges
Jumping lunges are simply lunges that challenge you to jump up and swap the position of your legs before dropping back down. This is a much more explosive and challenging way to train the regular lunge movement.
Burpees are press ups followed immediately by a jumping jack. This is hugely tiring as you’re going straight between two entirely different exercises and thus straight from an upper body movement to a lower body movement. Both the exercises are compound and challenging in their own right, while the transition between each greatly increases the amount of work you’ll be doing.
If you need it, take a short 30 second break between rounds.