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Short, Intense Home Workouts:#1, No Equipment Needed!

Hey everyone, so I decided today to start posting a series of home workouts that you guys can all do with very minimal equipment in your own houses. These workouts are not long at all and very to the point so no excuses! I encourage you to try and do one everyday with me and tell me how you did in the comments. So if you are doing the workout, just remember I am doing it too! These small workouts have kept me in shape for a long time. I don't do any additional cardio or anything! I just eat clean(as seen in the “How I Eat”  page) and follow my workouts daily. If you ever feel like you are over working yourself anyday then that's when you should have your rest day. I don't plan a specific rest day, I don't even take one if I don't have to. Only if I truly feel I need it. Best advice I can give is listen to your body!

Now onto the first workout!!

So for this first workout it is one with a time limit. This means that you need to set a timer for 10 minutes to complete as many rounds as possible! So push as hard as you can with as few stops/breaks as possible. Once you've completed this workout, come back here and tell me how many rounds you completed in the comments and try to beat my time(note I am only human so my scores's will be about as good as yours!

Hope you all enjoy!

My Score: 2.5 rounds completed. Can you beat me?

10 Lizard Burpees*

10 Twisted Push-ups**

100 High Knees

10 Forward and Backward Squat Jumps***

*These are like regular burpees with just  a little change. (jump down into plank position, do a push-up, pull one knee up in the direction of your shoulder on the same side, place your foot back, jump in and jump up. While jumping up, rotate in the air so you are facing the opposite direction and do the second rep with your other foot).

**Do a push-up then lean onto one arm into a side plank position. Twist over into the crab position. Without letting your butt touch the ground, swing your same arm over until you are back in a push-up position. Do another push up and repeat going in the opposite direction.Keep one foot on top of the other or in the air when you are doing a push-up.

***While hovering in a low squat postion, jump forward, then jump back. That's one rep. Stay low in a squat position the entire time!


If you have any questions/need help with any of the listed exercises, feel free to ask! I know it's hard to understand a workout in words!



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Vinny Grette

Sunday 24th of March 2013

Wha'??? The only thing I might be able to accomplish from this list is the high knees... Got anything for beginners?


Sunday 24th of March 2013

Sorry I know the moves sound confusing! They really aren't too bad but instead you could try:

10 reps regular burpees (you could even remove the push-up at the bottom if it is too much at first)

10 reps incline push-ups (keep your feet up on a stool or step as you do a push-up) If that's still too difficult you could start by just doing regular push-ups!

100 High Knees

10 reps squat jumps in place. So just stay in a squat position and do 10 jumps.

Hope this helps a bit! :)

Tara Hook

Sunday 24th of March 2013

Yay! I was going to ask you if you could make a post about what a weeks worth of exercises looked like for you and now I see you've started this series! I'll have to give it a try tonight =)


Sunday 24th of March 2013

Oh haha ! Tell me how it goes! :) I really hope you like them.

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