Think you're too busy to train? Think again. These express workouts only take 10 minutes!

14 express workouts for busy women - Women's Health & Fitness

Skip to complete body toning

  • One minute skipping
  • 10 squats
  • 10 pushups
  • 10 crunches
  • Repeat four to five times

Thigh buster

  • 24 dynamic lunges: Alternate legs with each lunge
  • 24 squats
  • 12 power lunges: Jump in and out of the lunge position
  • 12 power squats: Jump in and out of the squat position
  • Perform three to four sets Cardio and weights
  • Two minutes running

On-the-spot

  • One minute of squats with shoulder press: Use a weight or medicine ball if you have one, otherwise any five to 10 kilo weight will work
  • Two minutes of jumping jacks
  • 15 triceps dips
  • 15 pushups on a bench or table
  • Two minutes of fast pace, lateral jumps: Side-to-side over an imaginary line
  • Desk pullups: Sit beneath a dining room table, grabbing the outside with an underhand grip, using your arms, pull your body up and toward the table
  • One minute of the abdominal bicycle: Fast paced diagonal situps, where the alternate elbow and knee touch

Intense cardio

One minute of step jumps: Use a low step to jump up and down from

  • One minute of butt-kickers: Running on-the-spot, with heels tapping your butt with each move
  • One minute of upper cuts
  • One minute of alternate arm punches
  • One minute of cross jumps: Jump in an imaginary cross, forwards, backwards and to either side, return to the centre after each jump.

All over body weights

  • 10 narrow pushups
  • One minute (on each side) bridge with underarm tuck
  • 20 Sumo (wide leg) squats
  • 10 wide pushups
  • 20 static lunges on each leg
  • Make each exercise last one minute, before moving onto the next.

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