Usually, we have the best of intentions. We lay out our gear and plan to block an hour for a nice, long run. Trouble is, life can get in the way. Whether you spend your mornings hitting the snooze button or can’t seem to squeeze it in after work, that hour disappears and your run falls by the wayside.
We understand! It happens to the best of us. But, what if we told you that you don’t need to set aside an hour to workout? By hitting the pause button on traditional cardio, and adding some compound movements, you can get a solid workout in half the time!
Compound exercises are exercises that activate more than one muscle group at a time, which means better engagement, greater strength building possibilities, more calories burned, and potentially more fat lost! Great news right?
The following exercises all burn more calories than running by using more of your body! Have a look:
If you want to give them a try, do each of these moves for 50 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. Do 3 rounds! You will need some weight plates, a barbell, and a chair or bench — something sturdy you can use to step up.
Here’s a little bit more information about each of these moves and what exactly they can do for your body:
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