Motivation to get in shape; fast workouts in 5 minutes

First announcement for today:

By popular demand, I finally have the entire audiobook MP3 version of the Truth about Six Pack Abs plus additional motivational audios for you available.

This is a great opportunity to use the time you would normally spend driving, commuting, or doing other daily tasks and instead of wasting time listening to the same songs over and over on the radio, make use of that time to get ideas for getting in the shape of your life.

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Now for todays Fitness Quickie:

How many times do you use the excuse that you "don't have time to workout today"?
Well, I know for many people this is a frequent excuse, and with super-busy schedules these days, it's not a surprise. However, there ARE still ways to make sure you do something to stimulate your metabolism, increase your heart rate, and work your full body muscles, all in less than 5 minutes.

Since you can do this in only 5 minutes/day, there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for not at least getting in some sort of workout. Now I don't recommend this being your only form of workout as you'll still want other variety, but for those extra busy days where you just can't find the time, this will keep you on track.

Set aside 5 minutes either in the morning before work, on your lunch break, or after work for this "mini-workout".

What you can do is this:

Grab a dumbbell or kettlebell (if you have one at your house). If you don't have a dbell or kbell, I have an alternate below.

Now spend 5 minutes doing as many reps as you can of 1-arm dbell or kettlebell swings alternated with 1-arm snatches.

After 60-90 seconds, most people will start to slow down, so start taking 10 second breaks to catch your breath enough to do another 5-6 swings and snatches with each arm. Keep alternated as many reps as you can get of each exercise with 10 second mini-rests.

Get as many reps as you can in 5 minutes. We're going for as much work accomplished as possible in these 5 minutes!

If you do this with intensity, you'll have worked your entire body VERY thoroughly in only 5 minutes and will be huffing and puffing for breath.

If all you've got is 5 minutes, this is a great way to really "shock" your body into increasing metabolic rate. And there's really no way that you can't fit at least a 5-minute workout into your daily schedule no matter how hectic the day is.

If you don't have a dumbbell or kettlebell available, you can substitute any 2 of these exercises alternated with one another for the 5 minutes:
  • bodyweight squats
  • lunges
  • jump squats
  • jump lunges
  • pushups
If you're not familiar with any of the exercises mentioned in this article, make sure you get a copy of the Truth about Six Pack Abs, and you'll see everything in detail.

btw, if you don't yet have a copy of the Truth about Six Pack Abs Program, you can get the entire program combined with the Audiobook version plus the additional motivational audios for a discount here:


Til next newsletter,
Don't be lazy... be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - TruthAboutAbs.com & http://www.BusyManFitness.com

Recommended Resource: http://BestFitnessOver40.com

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