The Best 10-Minute Full-Body Workout
By Leiana Briganti , Online Content Producer |
We get it! Finding enough time in the day for a good workout can seem next to impossible. With that said, we sought out Betty Herberger, lead trainer at The Biggest Loser Resort, to teach us the best routine for a full body transformation—that you can do in just 10 minutes.
What to do:
10 burpees (How to: Stand straight up, then hop down to the plank position. Hop both legs in to a tuck, then jump to standing.)
5 renegade rows (How to: Head to the plank position, place a dumbbell in your right hand and pull up. Repeat and switch to the other arm. To modofy, you can always perform on your knees instead of your toes.)
Why it works: “This workout is a strength and cardio workout in one,” says Herberger. “Keep track of how many rounds you get through [in 10 minutes], then perform the same workout again and see if you can beat that number. This enables you to focus on a goal.”
Expert tip: “Set your clock to 10 minutes, and circle through a full round of moves, repeating the routine until the clock stops,” Herberger recommends.
Nutritionist's take: The perfect pre-workout snack for a short-interval workout like this one? "A whole wheat bagel lightly spread with peanut butter," says nutritionist, and author of Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food, Christine Avanti. Hungry afterwards? Don't wait! "The sooner you eat, the faster your muscles can recover," says Avanti. She reccommends a protein-heavy snack, such as low-fat Greek yogurt, two hard-boiled eggs, or a protein shake.