When you work out smarter, 10 minutes is plenty of time! I often hear people say that it so hard to find the time to exercise. I totally understand that considering my very busy life! The key to getting the most out of that very quick workout is the quality of the exercises. I recently blogged about HIIT workouts, this type of exercise has obvious benefits in 10 minutes. Tabata training was meant to be a workout for the maximum time of 4 MINUTES! In fact, when the workout was first designed the athletes were able to push their intensity to have the 4 minutes of high intensity training burn calories for over 24 hours post workout! Unbelievable! Obviously that is tough to do unless you are with the right trainer or have the fitness knowledge to get to that level of anaerobic exercise.
However, it is very beneficial to not only get your HIIT workout in your routine, but other forms of training as well. Lifting, toning and stretching are not to be forgotten! I suggest to clients and friends to go for quality. Get your unbelieve HIIT workout in and maybe if you have an extra 10 minutes in the evening or afternoon go for yoga or hit the weights.
When I first opened my studio my other trainers and clients were not used to 30 minute personal training sessions. If you know how to make the most out of your 30 minutues, you should see results. Without a doubt!
If you have 10, 20, 30 or 60 minutes, get the most out of your time by choosing the right workout, getting variety in your routine, and moving out of your comfort zone.