Today I am going to reveal to you the secret to the elusive 10 minute total body workout. A lot of people don’t believe it’s possible to get an incredible workout in only 10 minutes that will help with your fat loss program. But, of course you can and it’s very simple.
Start with a general body-weight exercise as your warm-up. So, in this example I am going to do a body-weight squat with hands in front, and pair that with a push up. If you’re a beginner, then you can easily substitute wall squats and kneeling push ups.
Complete two rounds of that super-set, performing 10 repetitions for each. Once you have finished the warm-up super-set, your body should be ready for the next round of exercises.
The two best exercises to couple together in a 10-minute workout are the dumbbell squat exercise and the dumbbell chest press. When doing the former exercise, obviously you are working your lower body, but you are also working your upper back by holding those dumbbells in position.
For the first set I want you to pick a weight that is relatively easy. So, choose a weight that you could normally do for 15 repetitions and only do 10. After you finish the 10 reps move on to the chest press and follow the same method.
One of the great things about this dumbbell pairing is that you can usually use the same weight you used for the squat as you use for the chest press, saving you time. After finishing the first round of the super-set, increase the weight, so that it is now a very difficult challenge. Now, you will want to complete the set performing 8 repetitions. If 8 reps is still too easy, then add more weight and continue on.
Do as much as you can in 10 minutes and that’s your workout. If you follow the guidelines I have outlined and combine it with a quick warm-up and the proper weights, then you can get a great total body workout in only 10 minutes that will increase your metabolism, burn fat, and build muscle.