10 Exercises You Definitely Have Time For

Do you travel for business or vacation often and assume you have no time for a workout? If so, think again because there are a number of calisthenic workouts you can do on the go that take just 5, 10 or 20 minutes.

Many Options

Choose from the following calisthenic exercises:

  1. Jumping jacks
  2. Squat thrusts
  3. Push ups
  4. Sit ups/planks
  5. Chair tricep dip
  6. Mountain climber
  7. Squats
  8. Bicycle
  9. Running in place
  10. Calf raises

Each exercise should be done in 30 seconds segments and you will work up to one minute of movement. Rotate exercises and do not take a break until your time is up. For example, if you choose a 10 minute duration:

  1. Choose 5 calisthenic exercises
  2. Perform each one for 30 seconds to one minute
  3. When the 5 are complete, start them over again
  4. Repeat exercises until the 10 minutes are complete

The Perks

  • You don’t need any special equipment – you’ll use your own body weight/resistance
  • You can do these workouts inside or out
  • You don’t need a lot of space or time
  • You can challenge major muscle groups
  • You get instant energy
  • You boost your metabolism

These workouts should not replace your normal cardiovascular workouts like running, walking, or other exercise of your choice. Although these exercises benefit the cardiovascular system, they shouldn’t serve as a stand-alone workout.

Which calisthenic exercise do you prefer?

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Reference: New York Times

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