3 Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

These last few weeks I’ve been extremely busy with a move, the kids, and multiple projects. But did you think I would put my workouts on hold? No way! Here’s how I managed to get a daily workout in with very little time available.

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Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

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These last few weeks I’ve been just way too busy. I had to move house, so I in between the packing, the cleaning, the organizing, the kids, my multiple projects, and all my regular chores, it’s been crazy to say the least.

If you think I had to put my workouts on hold, you’d be dead wrong. It might seem incredible, I still managed to get a daily workout even in the middle of all the craziness. No excuses!

Here’s how I did it.

Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

The secret to time-efficient exercise is doing HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts and strength circuits.

These kinds of workouts are the best for fat loss as well as for toning your entire body.

So instead of spending an hour or more at the gym, you get a fat-burning, whole-body workout in 30 minutes or less. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Here’s my weekly workout schedule for when I don’t have much time available.

Monday and Thursday – dumbbell strength circuit

This workout is good for toning your whole body.

Grab a set of 8 to 10 pound dumbbells. Make sure you do each move with the correct form so you won’t hurt yourself. You can take a 1-minute break between each circuit. Let’s do this!

Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

How to do squats with overhead press.

How to do lunges with bicep curls.

How to do bent-over rows with tricep kickbacks.

How to do dumbbell squat thrusts.

Tuesday and Friday – HIIT workout

HIIT workouts are great for burning fat.

Click on this interval timer. Do each exercise for 40 seconds and then take a brief, 20-second break. Keep going like this until  you’ve repeated the circuit 4 or 5 times. Let’s sweat!

Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

Wednesday and Saturday – Tabata

This kind of workout can be pretty intense, but it will keep your body in fat-burning mode for hours afterwards.

Click on this interval timer. Do the first exercise for 20 seconds and then take a brief, 10-second break. Then, do the next exercise in the same fashionl Keep going like this for 8 rounds. Then, take a 1-minute break and go on to the next set. Let’s get sweaty!

Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

How to do gate swings.

How to do butt kicks.

How to do plank jacks.

How to do crab kicks.

Workout Tips for Busy People

HIIT workouts and strength circuits are the best way to go if you don’t have much time available.

Warm up for 5 minutes before your workout and then stretch for 5 minutes afterwards.

Don’t forget to take sips of water during your workout and then more when you’re done.

But most importantly, make sure you eat healthy, nutritions food the rest of the day. No junk!

If you’re a terribly busy person, you can still find the time to workout effectively without spending hours at the gym. There’s no need to make up anymore excuses. Just do it!

Are you a busy person? How do you find the time to workout? Tell us in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “3 Quick and Effective Workouts for Busy People

  1. Great, motivational post! There is always time for health, whether it be nutritional, mental, or physical. I am currently working on a post, and the topic is finding time to be healthy. When I am finished, I will publish it here in the comments section!

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