10 Easy and Fast Workouts You Can Do at Home Right Now

By Krista

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Last Updated: June 16, 2022

Does getting yourself to the gym sound like a chore all in itself?

You have to pack up your gym clothes, physically get in the car, drive, sign in, then change once you’re there. Ugh, let’s just skip that workout today.

Hold up.

We all know the importance of exercise. And here’s the thing: You can have an efficient and effective workout in as little as 10 minutes, all within the comfort of your own home.

So, save your gym membership money, throw those car keys back in your bag, and let’s get down to it. What exercises can you do at-home (all while saving yourself time and money!)? What are some fast workouts?

 

 

How Can I Work Out for 10 Minutes?

The thing about exercise is that every little bit counts. 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there, and you’re basically killing it. Even if you spend 10 minutes a day on strength training, you’ll build enough muscle mass to increase your daily caloric burn (and with time, this will significantly increase!).

So, what kind of workouts can you do?

Here are a few types (and don’t worry, we’ve got 10-minute workouts below to help you really get into the groove):

  • HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): This basically involves an interval of high intensity followed by an interval of “active rest.” For instance, maybe you do 30 seconds or a minute of high-knees combined with a 20-30 second plank hold.
  • Stretching: Yoga poses and more can help ensure your joints stay mobile and flexible, meaning you will stay agile and mobile as you age!
  • Quick Body Strengthening Workouts: This might mean doing as many free-standing squats, push-ups, lunges, mountain climbers, and burpees as you can in 10 minutes. Maybe you give each exercise two minutes to do as much as you can of each!
  • Cardio Workout: Think 10 minutes isn’t enough to get your sweat on? Think again! Jump rope or do some jumping jacks and burpees. Do whatever you need to do to get your heart rate up. We guarantee you can do that in just 10 minutes.

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Quick, Easy Workouts At-Home

Don’t forget to grab some water and make sure you have enough space before jumping in. We’ve got 10 quick workouts so you can get on with your day. Check them out below.

1. The 10-Minute Workout for Beginners At-Home

For a fast workout to ease into exercise, start with the basics:

  • Warm-up: 1 minute of jumping jacks
  • 10-20 squats
  • 10-20 push-ups (of any variety!)
  • 10-20 lunges
  • 10-20 second plank-hold

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2. The Quick HIIT

HIIT means you do one exercise all-out, giving 110%, and then another interval exercise where you actively recover. For a quick 10-minute HIIT, try this:

  • Minute 1: Squat Jumps
  • Minute 2: Squat Hold
  • Minute 3: Push-Ups
  • Minute 4: Plank Hold
  • Minute 5: 180-Degree Squat Jumps
  • Minute 6: Wall Squat
  • Minute 7: Mountain Climbers
  • Minute 8: Boat Pose
  • Minute 9: Bicycle Crunches
  • Minute 10: Plank Hold

 

3. 10-Minute Yoga Routine

Feeling sore? Or maybe you’re low on energy. Let’s try a gentle 10-minute yoga workout:

  • Begin on all fours.
  • Gently bring your buttocks to your heels, resting your forehead on the ground in front of you (this is called “child’s pose”). Take 10-15 deep breaths here.
  • Come back onto all-fours and inhale while looking up and dropping your belly down, then exhale while bringing your head between your arms and arching your back up (this is known as the “cat-and-cow pose”). Do this about 10-20 times.
  • Then, create an upside-down “V” shape with your body by extending your arms and legs straight and intending your heels toward the floor (this is known as “downward dog”). Hold here for 10-20 breaths.
  • Walk your hands back to your feet and just hang out here for a few minutes.
  • When you’re ready, bring your hands high to the sky and stand up tall!

 

4. 10- Minute AMRAP Workout

AMRAP means doing as many rounds as possible in a set amount of time. You can probably guess where this fast workout is headed… So, for every minute, do each exercise for as many rounds as possible:

  • Push-ups
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Forward Squat Jumps
  • Tricep Dips
  • Burpees
  • Jumping Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Side-to-Side Jumps
  • 10-Degree Jumps

 

5. 10-Minute Core Strengthening

This one will make your abs burn.

It’s important to focus on your core for some workouts in order to protect your lower back and keep everything balanced! Here’s what you can do in just 10 minutes:

  • 30-Second Plank Hold
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 20 Toe Taps
  • 20 Alternating Leg Extensions
  • 20 Toe Taps
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 30-Second Boat Hold

 

6. 10-Minute Lower Body Strengthening

Want to really make your legs burn? Try this fast workout:

  • Wall Squat 30-Second Hold
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 20 Lunges (each leg)
  • 20 Side Squats (each leg)
  • 30-Second Air Squat Hold

 

7. 10-Minute Upper Body Strengthening

Alright, so maybe you did lower body yesterday. How can you do a quick workout involving primarily your upper body? Here’s how:

  • Plank Hold (with your arms straight and for as long as you can or one minute)
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 10 Tricep Dips
  • 10 Bodyweight Shoulder Presses (start in downward dog position)
  • 15 Supermans

 

8. 10-Minute Full-Body Strengthening

Let’s do the full thang! Try this workout for 10 minutes of full-body burn:

  • Jumping Jacks (25 to warm up!)
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 6 Burpees
  • 30-Second Plank Hold
  • 4 Burpees
  • 20 Lunges (10 each leg)
  • 2 Burpees
  • 20-Second Wall Squat Hold
  • 1 Burpee

 

9. 10-Minute Push-Up Routine

If you want a fast workout that targets the upper body and all you need to do are push-ups, here you go:

  • Warm Up With Arm Circles (10 each way)
  • 10 Incline Push-Ups
  • 10 Wide Hand Push-Ups
  • 10 Raised Leg Push-Ups
  • 20 Tricep Push-Ups

 

10. 10-Minute Cardio Burn

For a quick cardio burn, try this:

  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 High Knees
  • 10 Forward Squat Jumps
  • 20 High Knees
  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 High Knees
  • 10 Star Jumps

 

 

Get That Fast Workout Done!

You might actually be out of excuses.

With 10-minute fast workouts, you definitely have the time to move your body. And remember, 10 minutes matters too! So grab those few minutes here and there. They really make all the difference.

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