With the holidays coming, your to-do list gets longer and longer. I know what you’re thinking, “I have to skip my regular workout”. Instead, do some of these exercise combinations that work multiple muscles in a shorter timeframe.
- Lunge with Bicep Curl and Triceps Extension – Hold 5 or 8lb dumbbells in each hand, palms forward & elbows bent, as you step forward into a lunge position extend your arms down by your sides. Then shift your weight forward so that you are balancing on the front leg and extend you arms back behind you (into a tricep extension). Then step back into the starting position bending your elbows and raising your hands back up. Do 15 reps on each leg.
- Squat into Lateral Raise with Calf Raise – Stand with your feet a little more than hip-width apart holding 5-8lb dumbbells. Squat down keeping your knees behind your toes. Slowly stand, then raise up on your tiptoes as you raise your arms out to the side to shoulder height. Do 15 repetitions.
- Bridge with Chest Press – Lie on the floor with feet on the ground & knees bent. Holding 5-8lb dumbbells in each hand lift your hips up off the floor into a bridge position. At the same time press your hand up towards the ceiling. Pause briefly and then lower back down to the floor.
You will want to do 1-2 sets of 15 repetitions for each of these exercises.
You can be done in 10 minutes with these exercises and you will have worked your legs, butt, arms & chest.
Holly Kouvo is a certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, speaker and writer who specializes in helping people lose hundreds of pounds. Learn more at www.FittingFitnessIn.com.