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10 Minutes To A Finely Sculpted Body

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Though doctors recommend thirty minutes a day of moderate level physical activity to maintain optimal fitness levels, there are many of us who have punishing daily schedules with little time to spare. Well, there’s no need to despair, fitness trainers and sports professionals have come to the realization that even twenty minutes or ten minutes per day will garner immense benefits ranging from weight loss, to firming, de-stressing and giving a sense of well-being.

The key is adopting the following moves in slow, precise and consistent manner on a daily basis with just ten minutes of high intensity workout, wherein one is breathing heavy but not totally breathless  for optimal results. If one is targeting a specific body part, then the specific exercise for that part should be followed religiously with the specified time for each move can be increased if one needs to perform the move accurately. One can start off with donning a close to five pound vest for additional benefits when carrying out this exercise routine.

  • Commence with thirty seconds of jumping. If one is outside, a bench can be used to do step ups with the starting with the left foot for thirty seconds and repeating for the same amount of time with the right foot.
  • Now, one needs to place hands to the ground keeping a distance of six inches from the feet while bending without slouching the shoulders, knees bent and back to be kept as straight as one can possibly manage to. Now, with the hands placed on the ground, one needs to jump up one’s legs and land in a way that the right feet is in front of the left one, repeating the move with jumping once more to land with the left feet in front and the right feet in back. This mountain climbing move needs to be followed for thirty seconds.
  • This can be followed by sprinting for four minutes that could involve either running fast for half a minute, jogging for a minute, repeating for three sets.
  • Inclined push-ups on a bench need to be done for half a minute, followed by squatting for thirty seconds, releasing and then doing it for another half a minute.
  • Standing with feet and shoulders wide apart, one needs to jump up with arms vertical up and landing on the ground with hands touching the floor similar to the above mountain climbing step. Next step is putting the feet back into a push-up posture, then returning to the mountain climbing position. Now, jumping up and standing with hands vertical up to return to the initial position. This needs to be done for thirty seconds.
  • Now, coming back to the bench,  one needs to perform a front plank by bracing one’s abs, while maintaining an erect spine, shoulders loosened up and away from the ears, one needs to hold the plank for about a minute, repeating with side planks by doing half a minute on either sides.

Religiously following the above routine for just ten minutes a day, one can get a toned and fit body.

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