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Add a Twist (or Four) to Your Workout with This 4-Minute Total-Body Routine

We're all guilty of using the "no time" excuse for slacking on our gym time. (It's one of the 21 Ridiculous Ways We Justify Skipping the Gym.) But the reality is you can fit in a solid total-body workout in less time than it takes to choose a filter for your next selfie.

Don't believe us? Good. Then we challenge you to try trainer Kaisa Keranen's latest #FITin4 workout. These four moves target your upper body, lower body, core, and cardio endurance. Do each move for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds before moving to the next one. Try to complete two to four rounds.

We guarantee you'll be feeling the burn in under five minutes. And hey, if not, we've got another 4-Minute Circuit Workout You Can Do Anywhere from Keranen, plus an Insanely Effective 15-Minute Workout if you've got more time.

Sumo Squat Hold with Lateral Reach
Start in a sumo squat position, legs wider than hip width apart, tailbone down. Reach right arm overhead to left side.
Reach left arm overhead to right side. Continue alternating.

Push-up with 1/2 Burpee Jump
Start in a push-up position. Lower into a push-up.
Push up and jump feet to meet hands.
Jump back out to push-up position. Continue.

Lunge Switch with Arm Twists
Step left foot back into a lunge and twist torso to right.
Jump left foot forward, twisting torso to left. Continue alternating.

Twisting Boat Hold
Start in a V position, knees bent and arms extended straight, palms touching. Twist torso to right, then return to center.
Twist torso to left. Continue alternating.


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