Updated: Sep 5, 2022
Try this 10 minute cardio workout at home
The best way to achieve any exercise goal (especially a cardio goal) is by doing some type of calesthnics workout, which will boost your metabolism and burn fat faster. The good news is that you don't have to train for a marathon to accomplish this. You do need to find a consistent starting point and a 10 minute workout routine is the perfect place to begin.
What you put in that 10 minute workout, what time you do it, where you do it, how fast you do it, what breaks you take and even what you wear while you do it are all important. In fact, at Fitness Made Easy, we pride ourselves on the small things around the exercise to make the exercise that much easier or even enjoyable - what a concept huh?
Below we lay out a blueprint that you can follow but we also wanted to give you a starting point on where to begin. You can find more of these workouts in the Fitness Made Easy virtual gym.
Workout Routine Exercises
This is very debateable but here are five key exercises that may any 10 minute workout shine. Squats, Donkey Kicks, Pushups, Jumping Jacks and Up Downs. How you rotate these or even when you rotate these is up to the person doing the work.
Workout Routine Time
Ideally before work or even lunch if you can. The longer you wait the harder it gets. If you workout before work, your work day is so much more stress free - trust us.
Workout Routine Location
Any great 10 minute cardio workout should be able to be done from home, gym or even work. The point with these workouts is to get something in quickly. To be frank, if you drive to a gym, you are kind of defeating the purpose as it will most likely take you doube the time to just get to your local gym. In short - do the routine from your home.
Workout Routine Pace
Totally up to the person doing the workout. The video above keeps a pretty tight candance to keep the calories burning but it really just depends on the individual. Remember though, to slow is not doing you much good.
Workout Routine Break
For a 10 minute workout, we suggest only one. If at possible, no breaks. Turn and burn baby!
Workout Routine Attire
That's right, we even cover the clothing. Why? Because when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you exercise good. Save the t-shirt from the Pearl Jam concert in 1998 for something else and get yourself a set of workout clothes. Believe it or not, they will give you confidence.
Lastly, just go. The biggest exercise failures that plauge americans are that they simply give up. Get more tips and workouts at Fitness Made Easy.