Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Killer 20 Minute Workouts (or less)


Moving comes with approximately 100000 random errands, meetings, appointments, and goings-back-and-forths which means sticking to a schedule is next to impossible. Sidenote- mad respect for people with kids who move and renovate?

The key to keeping my sanity in this unscheduled world of home renos was exercising (working out that agression!). I got in a few workouts as often as possible, but usually I had just enough time after work to let Andi out and squeeze in 20 mins or less of exercise. I love love HIIT and Tabata, but doing that every time is just too much, so I found some great, short, killer workouts! Also my apologies to everyone I had to meet up with on the run- I know, I was very sweaty and smelly. Sometimes showering after these short workouts just wasn't a priority...

Melissa Bender 20 Minute HIIT (incorporates a lot of yoga and pilates poses- not your typical HIIT routine) 




Jessica Smith's Barre Full Length Workout Video- Abs,  Butt and Thighs (Can we just talk about her dog Peanut? Anyone else have this issue too?? The yoga mat is like a magnet to Andi!)




Fitness Blender Brutal HIIT Ladder (of course I included Fitness Blender. This one is killer. You do 4 exercises each round. Round 1 is 60 seconds for each exercise, round 2 is 50 seconds, round 3 is 40, etc)




Sadie's 25 Minute Yoga Shred  (I know what you're thinking, but this  is a really really hard and sweaty 25 minutes of yoga)





Alright yall, humpday! We got this!! Today I'm excited to happy hour with some friends- hopefully outside barring rain!! How do you survive Humpday? How do you work out when you are crunched for time?

Linking up today with WOW Wednesdays, Humpday Blog Hop, Weigh-in Wednesday 

23 comments:

  1. Happy Hump Day love!! Hope you have a great happy hour later. I'm super jelly.

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  2. Ooh yes I love short, effective and FREE workouts! Fan of the FitnessBlender and Jessica Smith ones but the others are new to me and will come in handy for the rest of my trip. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. HITT workouts are the way to go when I'm short on time. I love them :) Thanks for sharing the videos. I'm surviving hump day by reminding myself that after Friday I'm on vacation for two weeks! Wahoo

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  4. I agree with you - HIIT and Tabata can be too much at times. I'm thinking about this as I add-on to my 15 minute workouts, so really glad you wrote about this. Sometimes the poor joints need a break! #wowlinkup

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  5. Ooooh I love Fitness Blender.. I'm going to but that Brutal one on my youtube playlist. SCORE!

    :)

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  6. such a good idea..... i need to do all of these, like right now.

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  7. I do love a good short work out!! Every one has time for a quick 20 minutes!

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  8. Christine Salus is new to me - I'll have to check her out!

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  9. These workouts are just what I need. Unfortunately, I'm too out of shape to do them, they probably would do me in!! Thanks for posting them all!

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  10. These are all awesome! I'm always looking for new quick intense workouts :)

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  11. Enjoy outdoor happy hour... I'm in need of one of those myself! :)

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  12. Wnjoy happy hour! And yay to new workout vids!

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  13. #WOWlinkup. Some great choices. I love to get in, work hard, and be done.

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  14. Burpees really? UGH - I just can't. :-) But these videos are an excellent alternative to someone who is short on time but want to get it in. #wowlinkup

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  15. Love, love, love HIIT and Tabata! Helps with running too. Nothing like getting your workout for the day done in 20 minutes or less!

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  16. I'm doing Fitness Blender Brutal HIIT Ladder workout when I finish commenting on your page. I will comeback and let you know what I think about it LOL. Visiting from the #wowlinkup.

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    1. I did it but modified the jumping jacks and burpees. I did the jacks on the stability ball because my knees were aching and I did a table burpee, and it was still tough.

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  17. These are all great looking workouts adn all under 30 minutes awesome.

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