There are quite a few exercises that can give you a full body workout in just 10 minutes, using your own bodyweight or simple gym equipment like dumbbells or kettlebells. Applying high intensity techniques coupled with a consistant tempo will give you that full body burn even when you are crunched for time.
10 minute full body workout
Exercise #1 – Yoga Salutations – 2 minutes
Yoga is a great way to warm up with full body exercises and improve the level of strength and basic fitness. But you could do 2 minutes of ‘salutations’ to warm up and then go straight into some serious fat burning and muscle building exercises.
Exercise #2 – 2 minutes
From the Matrix (side squats and kick) to lunges you should start off your workout doing legs which gets your heart pumping. Without resting you should start on chest and do pushups like Spiderman push-ups or even add a jump in your push-up, or a clap hands, depending on your strength and fitness.
Exercise #3 – Split Squats – 2 minutes
You should then go directly back to legs again without resting and do split squats going all the way down until your knee touches the floor. Don’t forget to always breathe out on exertion and make it deep and regular as you get more tired and out of breath.
Exercise #4 – Close grip push ups/ dips – 2 minutes
Without resting you should get back to chest and triceps by doing triceps push-ups with your elbows together on the floor and then straighten your arms as you lift yourself up. The other alternative is to do dips by simply leaning your hands on a chair and dipping down with your legs straight in front of you and resting on the floor.
Exercise #5 – Cardio – 2 minutes
Again without resting you should do a cardio exercises like jumping rope, start jumps or even burpees depending on your fitness level. After doing that you should complete your total body workout by doing chins on a pull up bar or even a tree or a jungle gym in a park.
Well done you deserve to rest.
This total body workout will not only burn fat fast and speed up your metabolism but will also build muscle and this will speed up your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and burn more calories even when you are sleeping. You are guaranteed to get results fast if you are eating correctly and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.