Many people feel they simply don’t have the time to exercise. Life gets in the way and at times we can feel stretched very thin. But I’ve blogged before about how even a short amount of time can make a difference! It all adds up in the end- 2 minutes here, 10 minutes there. So if you don’t have much longer than 5 minutes to spare, then this might be a great workout for you!
Sergeant Michael Volkin is a U.S. Army veteran, 5 time author and entrepreneur. He is very interested in health and fitness, with a particular knack for creativity and new fitness ideas. Today, he’s brought you his “quickie” two minute workout!
Wanna Grab a Quickie? The 2 Minute Workout that Will Kick Your Butt!
I don’t know about you, but my days always feel so busy. It’s difficult to catch a break between a challenging work schedule and family obligations, and we often forget to take care of ourselves. Finding time to go to the gym gets harder and harder each day. Well, have no fear! I’ve put together a few exercises you can do anywhere, anytime. It’s called the 2 Minute Workout and it only takes– you guessed it– 2 minutes! This workout will get your blood pumping, increase your energy level, burn some calories and strengthen muscles. Not a bad way to spend 2 minutes!
Perform each of the below exercises, in order, for 30 seconds each.
Sit on the floor with your hands pointed toward your toes. Push up until your arms are straight. This is the starting position. Alternately kick your feet up and down.
Get on your toes and place your palms on the floor facing each other. Keep your back parallel to the floor. Push up off the floor.
Assume the push-up position. Lower your body until your arms are perpendicular to the floor, then explode upward tapping your chest.
Put your hands and one foot on the ground aligned with each other. Put one leg back and bend your knees. Keeping your hands on the ground, jump and switch legs. Each jump equals one rep.
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