“I don’t have the time.”
This over-beaten excuse for people not exercising has been used ad nauseam. And, for me, it’s quite ridiculous.
There is certainly time in the day for a good workout, and to me, it’s all a matter of priorities. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some help with great workouts in 30 minutes or less. This is one workout that I do that kicks my ass and you better believe that you’ll be gasping for air at the end.
What is it? Let me break it down:
- Run one mile in 10 minutes or less
- Do five rounds of:
- 25 push-ups (switching between wide, neutral, and narrow hand positions for each round)
- 10 pull-ups (switching between wide, neutral, and narrow grip for each round)
- 30 second flutter kicks (moving your legs as fast as you can without hitting the ground)
- And make sure to keep proper for through out
It sounds simple, but it really isn’t. Your whole body will be on fire. Trust me!
And, if you can’t perform certain numbers (i.e. 25 push-ups) you can always lower them if you’re starting out or increase them if you’re a physical freak. Just adjust it to fit you. The goal of this workout, and others like it, is to get your body constantly moving and test your limits, so you can push yourself far enough to build physical and mental endurance and strength, yet not too far as to kill yourself. This is not mean’t to be a BUD/S workout, but it might feel like one if you try it for the first time!
Remember this good rule of thumb:
It’s not how long your workout is, but how dense your workout is.
That is, how much work (exercise) you actually do. You can be in the gym for 2 hours, but only do 15-20 minutes of actual work because for most of the time you’re busy playing with your phone, talking to people, or just dicking around. Don’t be that person! The time you spend in the gym should be used wisely, especially if you’re pressed for time. Do all the other bullshit when you’re done.
Good news is that you won’t have time for that shit for this workout, or after, because you’ll be too busy or too tired to fool around. Try it and you’ll see.
Until next time, be strong and be you!