Time is a resource that—between work, play and snagging a coveted eight hours of sleep—is often in short supply. So, when it comes time to clock in your daily sweat sesh, you want a workout that’ll make the most out of every minute. This simple workout is exactly that.
Perform this 3-move routine as a circuit, says its creator, Martin Rooney, certified strength and conditioning coach and author of Ultimate Warrior Workouts.
Do 10 reps of each exercise, and complete as many circuits as you can in 15 minutes. Rest briefly when you need to, and resume working until the time is up. As your conditioning improves, increase reps or decrease the amount of rest.
1. Body-Weight Squat
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, then stand back up.
2. Judo Push-Up
Begin in a push-up position, but move your feet hip-width apart and forwards. Raise your hips so your body almost forms an upside-down V. Lower the front of your body until your chin nears the floor. Then lower your hips as you raise your head and shoulders towards the ceiling. Now reverse the movement and return to the start.
3. Sprinter Sit-Up
Lie on your back with your legs straight and arms at your sides, keeping your elbows bent at 90 degrees. As you sit up, twist your upper body to the left and bring your left knee towards your right elbow while you swing your left arm back. Lower your body to the start and repeat to your right.