Let’s be honest, we’re all busy. After work, you have to bring the kids to rugby practice or hit up another summertime happy hour with your mates. Exercising is the last thing on your mind.
Why not fit your workout in during your lunch hour? With this short but intense lunchtime workout, you’ll burn some serious fat and get that heart pumping.
The Best Lunchtime Workout to Blast Fat Away
Thirty minutes is only two percent of your day. And, by utilising the High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) method, 30 minutes is all you’re going to need to get your heart rate up and your muscles pumping. HIIT workouts alternate between high-intensity bursts of activity and either low-intensity activity or a rest break. Not only is it more time efficient, but scientific studies have determined that you’ll burn more fat with HIIT than a steady-pace run.
Five minutes of riding the stationary bike, walking or running on the treadmill, or your favourite form of cardio.
Each exercise is to be completed one after the other with little rest. After each round is complete, take at least one minute rest.
50 Body-weight Squats
40 Jumping Jacks
10 Push ups
40 Biceps curl
30-Second side plank (left side)
20 Reverse lunge (each leg)
50 Sumo squats
40 Bicycle crunches (each side)
30-Second side plank (right side)
20 Side lunges (each side)
40 Jump Lunges
30 Shoulder Presses
20 Single leg deadlift (each side)
Cool Down: Light stretching
By using your lunchtime to get in a short, but intense workout, you’ll have more time at the end of your workday to enjoy your friends, family, and home life.