As a trainer, I’m always asked the questions:
- When is the best time to work out?
- Should I work out in the mornings?
- Should I work out at lunch?
- Should I work out after work?
Truth is, it really depends on the person. But here are three reasons why lunch is a great option.
If you can get a workout in early in the day, you have less time to talk yourself out of it. Also, if you wait until after work to exercise, you run the risk of:
- Being too tired to work out
- Realizing how much you have to do when you get home
This one is important, I can write a whole blog post on why I think it’s important to join a gym close to your work rather than close to your home. But the bottom line is this: if you’ve put in a long at work and head home before you go to the gym, you may never actually get there.
The kids need this and that, you forgot to do one thing or another, the trash needs taken out, etc. There are 100 reasons not to leave the house. But if you work out at lunch near by your workplace, you won’t be missing any time with your family.
Hey, I already mentioned this. Well, the reason that I placed time twice is because you don’t just want to choose a good time in the day to work out, you want to choose a certain time in which you’ll work out. By placing a time limit on your workout, you’re forcing a sense of urgency on yourself that’ll encourage you to get things done instead of chattering around the club.
Choose 25 minutes, and make the most of it. So here’s your chance!
25-Minute Lunch Bodyweight Workout
Perform these exercises with a moderate pace and limited rest.
Don’t waste a minute!
- 25 Push-ups (assisted push-ups are a good modification)
- 25 Single leg bridges (each leg)
- 25 Plank with leg left (each leg)
- 25 Chair step ups (each leg)
- 25 Plank with arm lift (each arm)
- 100 Jumping jacks
Break for a minute, and the repeat until 25 min on the clock runs out.