Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

You don’t need a lot of space or weightlifting equipment to get in a good workout. If you’re short on time or can’t get to the gym, try a 10-minute home workout. You can still get a good workout using nothing but your bodyweight.

Just perform a fast routine that gets your heart rate pumping and burns fat. A 10-minute home workout can provide both cardio and strength training. You can do a solid workout anywhere! 

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Your 10-minute home workout should include a combination of pushups, lunges, squats, and planks.

Exercises you can perform with limited space. For an added challenge, do fat-burning cardio, mountain climbers, burpees, jumping jacks, and plyometric jumps.

You can execute your 10-minute home workout in one of two ways, performing each exercise for a predetermined number of repetitions or a predetermined number of seconds. Regardless of reps or time, complete your workouts in a circuit and perform each exercise right after the last one, for 10 minutes.

Try this beginner 5X5 home workout:

Side Straddle Hops (Jumping Jacks) – 20 seconds

Regular Pushups – 20 seconds

Bodyweight Squats – 20 seconds

Crunches or Planks – 20 seconds

Lunges – 20 seconds

Start by performing 20 seconds of jumping jacks, then move immediately into your 20 seconds of pushups, followed quickly by 20 seconds of squats, then down on your mat for 20 seconds of crunches, hop up and finish with 20 seconds of lunges. Perform the entire sequence of exercises without stopping. Take a sip of water, dry your face, and repeat the course for FIVE circuits in 10 minutes.

Need a greater challenge? Try this intermediate or advanced 10×10 home workout:

Side Straddle Hops (Jumping Jacks) – 10 repetitions

Bodyweight Squats – 10 repetitions

Regular Pushups – 10 repetitions

High Knees – 10 repetitions

Reverse Lunges – 10 repetitions (5 on each leg)

Close Grip Pushups – 10 repetitions

Mountain Climbers – 10 repetitions

Run in Place for a slow count of 10

Single-Leg Pushups – 10 repetitions

Burpees – 10 repetitions (if you can)

Go through the entire 10X10 home workout circuit with a brief rest between each exercise. At the end of the first circuit, rest long enough to dry your face, sip some water, and repeat this fat burning, strength, building circuit up to 3 times, or until you run out of time or energy! 

By Terry Clark

Terry Clark is a math professor, certified fitness trainer, bodybuilding coach, nutrition specialist, writer, and fitness enthusiast. Terry loves working out, playing with numbers, solving problems, writing, and teaching.