One of the most common barriers between a person and a regular fitness routine is time.
A FitPerez reader named Carlee doesn't have much of it and wants to know the most effective exercise she can do while devoting the little amount of time she can, asking:
Perez! Love your FitPerez site!
My question is: If I'm pressed for time, what is the best type of exercise I should be doing? I work a busy 9-6 job and when I come home I have absolutely NO drive to work! If I had one type of exercise to do when I only want to spend 25-30 minutes, what would that be? Also, I'm definitely NOT a morning person, so waking up early to work out is not something I'm really great at.
Thank you! By the way– you look great!
Thanks for the support, gurl!
To answer your question, we consulted Jennifer Cohen — one of the best trainers we know — who says:
Okay Carlee, I have something even a busy lady like you can make time for: a 4-minute workout!
First, try mountain climbers. Get in a push-up position, on your toes with your back flat. Bring your left knee up to your chest, and then bring it back to your original position. Repeat with the right knee. Alternate as fast as you can for 20 seconds, then rest for ten. Next, stand up and run in place, bringing your knees as high as you can for as fast as you can for 20 seconds, and rest for 10. Repeat this 4 times to get an intense workout in a super short amount of time. Do this as soon as you get home after work!
Hope that helps! If you've got a question for Jennifer, tweet her @JenCohenNGR or write us at Tips@FitPerez.com!
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