We’re stuck at home. Gyms are closed. Parks are closed. The world is closed. Everything is closed except for our food cupboards and refrigerators. If you’re anything like me, you find yourself snacking way more often than normal with this quarantine going on and it’s going to come back to haunt us all.
There are several funny memes going around Facebook joking about how everyone is going to come out nice and plump when this all ends. For some, it’s not a joke. If you’re looking to get a workout in, but don’t know where to start, or don’t have a lot of time, here are some of the best workouts that’ll fit into just ten minutes. You can throw down some serious sweat and still get the dishes done before the baby wakes up.
10 Minute AMRAP Workout
16 Plank Taps
20 Jumping Jacks
Rest 45 seconds
After resting for the 45 seconds, do the same round again. Do as many reps as you can in 10 minutes. It’s super simple. The exercises aren’t hard. (Granted you’re going to be tired, and probably sore after those ten minutes are up, but the activity itself isn’t hard.)
Try competing with yourself. Do so many rounds today and then try to beat it the next day with one additional. By the end of the week, try doing about 1 1/2 rounds from where you started!
10 Minute Energizing Bodyweight Workout
Squats — 30 seconds
Knee Pushups — 30 seconds
V-Ups — 30 seconds (For those who don’t know what this is, you can find the image and description here: https://www.popworkouts.com/v-ups-exercise/)
Mountain Climbers — 30 seconds
Rest — 30 seconds
Repeat this four times. That’ll fill your ten minutes. If you want to push past that ten-minute mark, add an additional two rounds for a fifteen-minute total body workout.
10 Minute Total Body Workout
Do each move for 2 minutes
Rest 30 seconds between exercises.
Plank With T-Rotation (switch sides after 1 minute)
Alternating Standing Oblique Crunches
This workout is great for when you want to get in a good burn, but don’t have time to hit the showers afterward. Sweat doesn’t always mean you’re working harder.
Two Move Full Body Burner
Push-Ups — 30 seconds
Rest — 30 seconds
Squat Jumps — 30 seconds
Rest — 30 seconds
Probably the simplest of at home workouts. There are only two moves. You don’t have to remember a complicated routine. Two moves. Five rounds. You’re done!
10 Minute Morning Workout
Mock Jumping Rope
Burpee With Push-Up
This workout can be tailored to your required intensity level. If you’re just starting out, start with the beginner level and challenge yourself to move up to the next level the next week. If you can’t, don’t stress. Give yourself two weeks. But always push yourself to do better.
For beginners – 30 seconds work with 30 seconds rest
For intermediate level – 40 seconds work with 20 seconds rest
For expert level – 50 seconds work with 10 seconds rest
10 Minute Bodyweight Workout
You have two minutes to complete the following round. If you complete the round, rest for the remainder of the two minutes. Repeat this cycle 5 times.
15 Plank Jacks
20 Jump Squats Rest
This workout is going to have you competing to rest! Work as fast as you can so that you can have those few extra seconds to rest!
Heart Pumping 10 Minute AMRAP
8 Squat Thrusts
8 Squat Jumps
8 Reverse Lunges with Twists
8 Tricep Dips
8 Bent-Over Rows Rest for 1 minute
Probably one of the more complicated at home workouts on this list. Even I had to look up some of the moves, so if you need to do that, get the idea in your head before you start. You don’t want to have to stop in the middle of your workout to remind yourself what a move is.
This workout is going to get your heart pumping! Throw that heart rate up into the fat burn zone and burn some heavy calories!
10 Minute Morning Fat Blaster
Push-Ups — 1 minute
Plank Hold — 1 minute
Squats — 1 minute
Three simple moves are all this workout requires. One, two, three. You’re going to engage all of the bigger muscles in your body, and probably work up a decent sweat. While the workout itself may only take 10 minutes, make sure you leave time for the hour-long shower you’re going to want to take to let those muscles relax under the hot water!
10 Minute Total Body Strength Workout
20 Goblet Squats
15 Reverse Woodchops (15 on both sides)
10 Burpees With Strict Pushups Rest 1 Minute
As with most of these at home workouts, there are very few moves involved. Something that makes this super simple and makes people more likely to participate.
10 Minute Full Body Workout
Do each exercise at a 50/10 interval (50 seconds intense effort, 10 seconds rest)
Full out burpees
Push up shoulder taps
180 jump squats
This workout is going to BLAST some calories, burn some fat, aide you in losing a few pounds in sweat. This is probably the HARDEST of the at home workouts.
With any of the listed at home workouts, consult with a professional before you begin any type of health regime. Make sure that your body can handle the increased heart rate and that your muscles are going to tolerate the strain. Please don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with. If one move in a workout is uncomfortable, find one that you can substitute it with.
What kind of at home workouts do you do? Do you have any suggestions for those who are busy and constantly on the move? Let us know in the comments!
Featured Image Credit: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a28580187/amrap-meaning/
Lucky mom of three beautiful children ages 9, 11 & 12. I graduated with a double bachelor's degree in 2015 from Ashford University. One in Journalism and Mass Communications and the second in Public Relations and Marketing.