To quote the film Dodgeball, “if you can catch a wrench you can catch a ball,” and for our purposes if you have 10 minutes you can have a great workout. Now, 10 minutes isn’t very long for a workout by any means, but I’ll always pick a short workout over no workout at all.
Sometimes I’ll only have a very short time to workout so instead of just passing it off until the next day I know it’ll be more constructive to actually do something rather than make excuses. It’s far too easy to throw out excuses when work is involved and the biggest one of them all is the lack of time.
The mere act of driving yourself to the gym takes an incredible amount of willpower most people would rather spend zoning out in front of the TV. So I created this short 10 minute workout that only requires some dumbbells.
We only have so much willpower in the day therefore I highly recommend doing this workout first thing in the morning. If this isn’t a possibility for you then it’ll be best to do it on your lunch hour. If you prefer not to get sweaty in the middle of the day (another excuse…) then try to do it right after work before growing a big belly seems preferable to working out.
I can think of thousands of other workout programs that would be superior to this 10 minute workout, but then I’d have to sacrifice time for effectiveness. This 10 minute workout will burn fat in a short amount of time but if you can manage to workout longer than it’ll most likely be more effective for you. But if 10 minutes is all you have available then that’s going to be infinitely superior to absolute nothing.
10 Minute Fat Burning Workout video
Exercises for the 10 Minute Workout
1. Swings x20
2. Squat Press with Twisting Punches x10/side
3. Forward Lunge with Row x10/side
4. Burpee with Jumps x10 with weight + x10 without weight
With this 10 minute workout you can expect to burn fat while also building lean muscle. You should work up a sweat “faster than a jack rabbit on a date” as Ralphie would say. I typically do this short workout at home when I just don’t have the time to make it to the gym. All it takes is a pair of cheap dumbbells and you’re prime to train.
I also give these short workouts to my clients who want to get a little something extra into their training. Sometimes they’ll do them earlier in the day before we meet. It’ll definitely help to burn off more calories so you can accelerate your results, and it all only takes 10 minutes.