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Fitness on the Fly – A Quick 30 Minute Workout

March 1st, 2010 No Comments

Reader Kristin just wrote saying she couldn’t find my at home workout that “KICKED HER ASS.”  Sometimes keeping it simple can be challenging. I believe this is the one she is looking for:

When you can’t make it to the gym but feel the need for speed, you gotta improvise!

Between calls and emails today, there was no way I could escape my desk for more than 30 minutes.  If I went to the gym, that would cut my workout down to about 18, and then really what’s the point.

So here’s what I did to get my heart racing today:

  1. 4 quick laps around the block
  2. 20 lunges each side, 20 squats, 20 push ups, 50 crunches
  3. 10 step ups (onto a chair or bench) on each leg
  4. 40 arm raises*, 20 pulses, 20 full extension

With support from my little cheerleader (Mason), I was able to repeat steps 2-4 2 times quickly.

Off to the shower!

* Arm raises = use something about ten pounds.  A light chair will even work.  Grabbing the seat on either side, arms bent at 90 degree angle, raise and lower.  Pulses = range of motion limited to shoulder height and pushes up about 3 inches.  Full extension = push up as high and you can and lower slowly down below your shoulders.