Getting back to a regularly weekly fitness routine in the New Year can be super challenging for many of us, and not everyone can instantly return to the lengthy workouts they were doing before the festive season. Even I’ve let my workouts slide a little this year (this was thanks not only to Christmas, but also moving house!). Luckily, quick workouts can be super effective for getting back on track.
Life happens, and instead of feeling guilty about not maintaining the perfect routine over the holidays, you can cut yourself some slack and get to work with some quick, but super effective workouts. Studies show that we are better at changing our habits by focusing on consistency – for example, deciding to workout three times per week for a short period of time – rather than focusing on workout duration.
Let’s not forget that short workouts can be super effective even for people who haven’t loosened their fitness schedule over the holiday period, and sometimes it’s just good to pay attention to our mood and our time restraints.
The following factors make for effective short workouts:
- Compound movements: These use more than one muscle group, such as push-ups and squats.
- Full-body movements: that tax your cardiovascular system and get the heart rate up, such as burpees and mountain climbers
After some time off, you might find your fitness isn’t quite where it was, but it’s important not to let that discourage you. Staying consistent with your workout routine can help you regain the ability in no time.
Here are some quick and effective full body workouts I’ve created for you, all under 30 minutes:
1. TABATA HIIT with Weights + Ab Finisher | No Repeats (24 Minutes)
This one’s great for those who love tabata training and are looking for an at home HIIT workout that will burn serious calories and build muscle in a short amount of time. Only 24 minutes!
2. LOW IMPACT NO REPEAT HIIT | No Jumping Workout with Weights & Bodyweight (30 Minutes)
Many people have bad knees or cranky neighbours, but thankfully, you don’t need to jump around to burn fat and torch calories. Just grab your dumbbells and press play on this high intensity low impact follow-along workout to strengthen and tone your entire body.
3. KILLER CARDIO HIIT | No Repeat | No Equipment Workout (30 Minutes)
It’s always great to throw some cardio in the mix for heart health and fat burning. This Killer Cardio workout is the perfect way to get your sweat on anywhere, anytime, with no repeat exercises.
4. TOTAL BODY TONING WORKOUT | No Repeat HIIT with Weights (30 Minutes)
Who doesn’t love a quick full body HIIT workout? This one will help you tone and tighten from head to toe with just a set of dumbbells. Again, this one has no repeats, so you won’t get bored with the exercises!
5. QUICK HIIT | Full Body No Repeat | Weights & Bodyweight (20 Minutes)
You want quick, effective, and no repeat exercises? I got you covered! Get your sweat on and fire up your metabolism with this quick full body HIIT you can do when your short on time.
So there you have it! I think these 5 workouts are really good for getting back into the swing of things and feeling fit and accomplished in under 30 minutes. Let me know which ones you enjoyed the most.
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