Sometimes all you have is 10 minutes to workout. When that happens, use my 10 Minute Home Workout to make the most out of your time!
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One thing I learned from my reader survey is a lot of you workout at home, so I'm going to try to give you more resources to make the most out of your home workouts. I know that it can get a bit routine to not leave the house, but with a little inspiration we all can get the most out of our home workouts. Even a 10 Minute Home Workout!
This is me in my home gym! I've spent a lot of time in this room over the years.
This 10 Minute Home workout is for when life gets busy and all you have is a few minutes. I have lots of days when this is the best I can do. I also like adding a 10 minute circuit to the end of my runs sometimes. It really just boosts your workout and energy level.
Remember, no ones life is perfect and some workout is better than no workout. These are literally things you can do while you are getting ready in the morning or just before your shower. They require little to no space and no special equipment.
Do each exercise for one minute and then move onto the next. Since this is a short workout, rest as little as possible to get the most impact. Give each exercise a little focus and power and your time will go even farther. You've got this!
10 Minute Home Workout Tips
- For the walking lunges, find the longest hallway in your house and lunge down and back. Make sure to keep your knee behind your ankle.
- For added arm work, pick up anything heavy and do arm presses while you are doing the squats. Small kids or small dogs count. 🙂
- When doing the crunches, mix it up and do both regular, cross and reverse crunches. Hit all the good spots in your core!
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I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday & Inspired to be Fit, Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday, Coaches Corner, and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.
What kind of home workouts do you do?
Justin D. Harris says
I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more frequently.
Pick Spy says
If you have a skipping rope, you can swap one of the exercises with a 60-second burst of skipping.This 10-minute cardio workout counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of aerobic activity every week.
This is so awesome for only 10 minutes! I think finally I found the way to get my body out of the laptop and do some workout. It's also easy to do every day. Thank you!
Barbara J. Silverman says
Even 10 minute is precious to busy people like me since I usually don't have much time to spend on practicing. Your tips are really helpful. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for your sharing. The workout list is really helpful for busy women. I love dancing, so that if I have more time, I will do more some dancing movement with music.
I love dancing too! Great workout!
Claudia Smith says
Wow such an interesting post and useful tips! Actually I always try to do some simple exercises at any intervals I have in the office. Thanks for your sharing!
One of my home workouts is Burpees. It's like we have to start standing with feet together, lower into a deep squat position to bring your hands down to the floor. hehe
Thanks for sharing with us !!
Burpees really are the best! Intense but effective!
Jennifer Lawrence says
i like your workout pic at home. You look great! i mostly work out at home. Even 20 minutes or more and im still feel good as well as in gym studio:)
James Gross says
Thanks for this useful post, its really necessary. I love quick workouts you can do at home, I will sometimes just randomly do these while getting things done in the house.
MICHAEL BRANDON says
Thanks for this useful post. I really like this sentence "Give each exercise a little focus and power and your time will go even farther".
PS: Your smile is lovely, I like your smile very much. Keep on smiling, Julie.
Thanks so much Michael! That is very kind of you!
Oooh this will come in handy when I'm short on time. I'm one of those lucky people that tends to have time for a workout. I get a solid hour in 6 days a week. I do really like the idea of adding this to the end of a run though =)
That's awesome! Glad you make time and prioritize it!
Mary Beth Jackson says
Nice reminder- it really only takes 10 minutes to get sweaty and make a difference in our fitness level each day! Nice post!
It does! Thanks MB!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
I love this! There's no excuses to not do this workout! I could probably do it in my office - as long as no one's watching, lol!
Oh I'm sure you could!!! I will not tell!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
A great idea for a workout! I always tell people that they do have time to workout - a quick 10 minute workout is better than no workout at all.
I totally agree! Thanks so much Dannii!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
This is the perfect fast but effective workout! No excuses!!
Exactly! Thanks so much!
AndI think I just found my bonus workout for tomorr! I love it!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it Lauren!
Blane Sherer says
Sometimes folks get caught in an all or nothing
mindset. There is plenty of effective room between
the two extremes of all or nothing. That is true for
lots of things in life and certainly for exercising.
Yes! Life is not about extremes, but finding happiness in stuff like this!
This is great. I am so bad at doing home work us. If I don't run or go to gym I usually do not end up doing anything.
Try this! It's a great little routine!!!
What a fun workout! I do something similar but I've been getting bored. I'll try yours tomorrow!
Thanks Rachel! I hope you enjoy it!
Jen @ Pretty Little Grub says
This is perfect. That's the thing, we wall have at least 10 minutes in a day to commit to moving our body. Every little bit counts.
I agree! Movement is good, no matter the form!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
Great ideas for a quickie workout! I will sometimes just randomly do these while getting things done in the house.
Oh yes... squats in the kitchen when I'm cooking like a champ! At least I'm not the only one! 😉
This is great! I love quick workouts you can do at home. I actually have to get in a quick workout today- might give this a try 🙂 Thanks for linking up and sharing!
I do too! Sometimes this is all I've got!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I love me some quickies! Sometimes 10 minutes is all we have but there's always time to squeeze in a workout.
Exactly! I'll even do this as a bonus sometimes!
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
I totally needed this yesterday!