I thought I'd start a new little feature of sending you a quick workout every Friday that you can use on a busy day or as a mini-
program on the weekend.
Let me know what you think..."yay or nay" on this new feature?
This week's Friday Five Minute Workout comes from my buddy Mike Geary...
Set aside 5 minutes either in the morning before work, on your lunch break, or after work for this "mini-workout".
NOTE: This is NOT for beginners.
Now spend 5 minutes doing as many reps as you can of 1-arm dbell or kettlebell swings alternating sides.
After 60-90 seconds, most people will start to slow down, so start taking 10 second breaks to catch your breath enough to do another 5-6 swings with each arm.
Keep alternating for as many reps as you can get of each exercise with 10 second mini-rests.
Get as many reps as you can in 5 minutes. We're going for as much work accomplished as possible in these 5 minutes!
If you do this with intensity, you'll have worked your entire body VERY thoroughly in only 5 minutes and will be huffing and puffing for breath.
If all you've got is 5 minutes, this is a great way to work your entire body. And there's really no way that you can't fit at least a 5-minute workout into your daily schedule no matter how busy.
If you don't have a dumbbell or kettlebell available, you can substitute these exercises alternated with one another for the 5 minutes:
- Bodyweight squats alternated with pushups or bodyweight rows
Thanks Mike! I'll try to top that next Friday!
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