Let’s be honest, we’re all busy. After work, you have to take the kids to rugby practice or hit up another summertime happy hour with your mates. You really just want to chill out after work. Exercising is the last thing on your mind.
Why not then fit your workout in during your allotted time for lunch? With this short but intense lunch hour workout, you’ll burn some serious fat and get that heart pumping.
The Best Lunch Hour 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 a stationary bike, walking or running on a treadmill, or your favourite form of cardio.
Each of the following exercises 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
- 30-Second Plank
- 20 Curtsey Lunge to Kick (each leg)
- 10 Push ups
- 50 Cross body mountain climbers
- 40 Biceps curl
- 30-Second side plank (left side)
- 20 Reverse lunge (each leg)
- 10 Burpees
- 50 Sumo squats
- 40 Bicycle crunches (each side)
- 30-Second side plank (right side)
- 20 Side lunges (each side)
- 10 Inchworms
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.