Short Intense Workouts: Get Great Results With These 2 Quick Workouts! by Donna John

6 years ago

Short Intense Workouts: Get Great Results With These 2 Quick Workouts!

Sloane Davis is not a fan of spending hours in the gym, especially when it is summertime. The certified nutritionist and personal trainer created two workouts, one for the home where all you need is a chair, and one for the gym, which will get you in and out in less than 30 minutes. Both workouts will get your heart pumping, raise your metabolic rate, use all of your muscle groups and make you feel great for the rest of the day. 

Home Workout: Perform each move as many times as you can for 1 minute. Rest for 1 minute, then repeat two or three times, depending on how much time you have. This could be for 15 minutes.

  • Reverse Lunges
  • Step Ups
  • Tricep Dips
  • Squats
  • Push-ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Up and Down Plank

Supersets are a great way to get you heart rate up and budget your time wisely. A superset is combining two exercises back to back with a rest only after you have completed the two exercises. Sloane especially likes using supersets to incorporate two antagonist muscles. An example would be working the biceps and triceps together.

Gym Workout: Here is another great 20-minute workout to try at the gym when you are short on time. Perform each superset two to three times, for 10 to 15 reps. Rest 30 seconds in between each superset.

  • Cable Row and Bench Press
  • Shoulder Presses and Lateral Raises
  • Push-ups and (assisted if needed) Pull-ups
  • Bicep Curls and Tricep Pressdowns
  • Squats and Dumbbell Straight Legged Deadlifts

These workouts are shorter workout time but just as effective. You will be able to increase strength while still being able to build muscle. Remember, the amount of time you train is not what's important. It's the intensity that matters. Get more tips from Sloane Davis at

Elisa Schmitz
Great tips, thanks!

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