When life gets busy, you naturally prioritize and focus your energy on things that are super important. For those that have a family, this often includes putting food on the table. If you’re a student, it’s going to be your education.
Not everyone will place fitness as their top priority. However, even though it is not your top priority, you understand the importance of exercise for energy levels and overall health.
So what do you do?
How do you workout if you’re super busy?
I posed this question to my twitter followers and received a great, simple answer:
@shahtraining just do what you can
— Cody B.(@FrankcBecker) May 5, 2013
We often feel that we need to go to the gym and follow a complete program, working every single muscle from head to toe. This could be farther from the truth! You really don’t need much to start making some progress with your fitness.
In fact, you can get away with performing just ONE exercise for the time being – until you reorganize your life and finally have some breathing room to include a full exercise program.
The Pushup-Only Workout from HELL
Pushups are tough. They get your heart rate up, they make your chest work hard, and they tone your arms.
This workout is simple. First choose one of these 6 pushup variations. Then, set an interval timer with 30 seconds work, followed by 15 seconds rest. Start the timer, and perform 5 rounds of pushups.
This workout will take you less than 4 minutes. Get into the habit of performing it first thing in the morning, 3-4 days per week. You can even replicate this idea with pullups, kettlebell swings, squats, and burpees.
What are some of your go-to workouts for when you get super busy?