Let’s be honest; although we want to work out and wow our friends with our washboard abs, it’s just not going to happen. This is largely because most of us like cheese a little too much, but because we also just don’t have the time to spend hours in the gym. We have jobs, we have chores, we have daily errands, and we have lives outside of a sweaty room that’s full of equipment we have no idea how to use. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that hard. If you don’t have a huge amount of time to workout, this 15-minute workout is here. The best part? It only involves seven different moves, and they are all super simple!
The best way to get the most from your 15-minute workout is to start off slowly. This warm-up exercise involves a simple squat. All you need to do is stand with your feet hip-width apart, and clench your fists in line with your shoulders. Then, push back your hips and bend your knees into the squat position. As you do this, lift your arms above your head.
The Dumbbell Squat
The next exercise is very similar to the warm-up. You once again make your way into the squat position, but this time you do not lift your arms up. Instead, hold small weights by your side, and reach down to your shins as you squat. Complete this exercise for one minute, rest, and then do another set.
The Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Next, continue holding the weights in your hands, but bring them up to your shoulders with your palms facing in. Then, control your core, extend your arms, and lift the weights above your head. Repeat this for one minute, rest, and then complete another set.
Still holding the dumbbells, move your hands so that your palms are facing your thighs. Without bending your spine, hinge your back so that your chest is parallel to the floor. You should feel the pull in your glutes and your calves as you press the weight of your body to your feet. Once again, complete two one-minute sets with a small rest in between.
Whether you choose to do them the easy way or the hard way, push-ups will have a drastic effect on your body. When you engage the push-up position, do as many as you can before the minute is up. Then rest, and repeat.
Sprint On The Spot
Next, to get your heart racing, stand in one spot and drive your knees up to your chest. As you are doing this, engage your arms and pump them as quickly as possible to burn calories and get them moving. Do four sets of these, for 20 seconds each.
Squat Thrust Up and Over
The Squat Thrust Up and Over requires a quick transition from a jumping squat to a plank. This will give your abs one last blast before the workout is over, and this workout requires four sets for 20 seconds each.
Ready for that summer body? All you need is 15 minutes!