If you’re reading this, chances are you have a job, friends and family, and countless other responsibilities that need tending to on a daily basis. Sometimes you’re just too busy to get to the gym, but this doesn’t mean your fitness has to suffer as a result. If you’re looking for some quick workouts for busy people, look no further than this list of six exercises and workouts that will get you started right now.
1. The Squat
The squat is one of the most well-known exercises in the world because it's so versatile. It's a full-body exercise that works your hamstrings, quads, glutes, abs, and lower back.
If you're new to this move, try squatting just with your body weight before adding weights or doing any variations of the move. Start by standing with your feet shoulder width apart (or slightly wider). Bend your knees to lower yourself down as if you were about to sit in a chair.
2. The Push-Up
The Push-Up is a classic exercise that works many different muscles in your chest, arms, back, and abs.
To do the push-up correctly, start by getting into a plank position with your hands on the ground about shoulder width apart. Keep your body straight from head to toe and then lower yourself until you're about an inch or two off the ground. Then push yourself back up to starting position.
The deadlift is a great way to build strong legs and butt. In a deadlift, you lift the weight from the ground to thigh-level using primarily your leg and hip muscles, but with the assistance of most of the large muscle groups of your body.
Stand with your mid-foot under the barbell. Bend over and grab the bar with a shoulder-width grip. Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar. Lift your chest up and straighten your lower back. Take a big breath, hold it, and stand up with the weight
4. The Lunge
The lunge is one of the most useful exercises out there. It's great for toning your legs, improving your balance, and strengthening your core muscles.
To do this exercise, start in a standing position with feet hip-width apart. Step forward with one foot until you are in a lunge position. Your front thigh should be parallel to the ground and both knees should be at a 90 degree angle or lower. Hold this position for five seconds before returning back to starting position.
5. The Plank
The plank can be done anytime and anywhere, so it's an easy way to sneak in a quick workout.
Lie on your stomach with your elbows bent and the weight of your body resting on the balls of your feet. Raise yourself off the ground by balancing on your toes in a straight line from head to toe, making sure that you don't let any part of you touch the floor other than your toes.
6. The Burpee
The burpee is a full body exercise that will get your heart rate up quickly. You can do this exercise anywhere, even in the comfort of your own home or office. This workout is great for those who don't have a lot of time to devote to fitness because it only takes about 10 minutes out of your day.
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