10-Minute No-Equipment Workout Routines
‘Tis the season for shopping, partying, and traveling till you drop. And though working out may be the last thing on your mind, it’s more crucial than ever during the annual food- and stress-athon. So we asked exercise physiologist Tom Holland and Miami-based fitness expert Jessica Smith to create these no-equipment workouts that sculpt every muscle and torch mega fat in minimal time. Mix and match them to rack up just one hour of high-intensity exercise a week and you’ll keep the extra pounds at bay.
Fair warning: You will sweat... a lot. But it’s worth it! Getting outside your exercise comfort zone increases your calorie burn, provides a bigger mood boost than a moderate session does, and revs up your metabolism for hours. Bump something else off your to-do list—with this squeeze-it-in plan, you’re guaranteed to start off the New Year light.
How it works: Three days a week, do any two of the workouts, either back-to-back or at different times.
You’ll need: A stopwatch or a clock with a second hand. (A jump rope is optional.)