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4 Quick Go-To Exercises When You’re Short on Time

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4 Go-to exercises when you're short on time

There’s nothing quite like a good long workout to burn some calories, build muscle, and get you pumped up to face whatever the day has in store. But, when your schedule is full and you’re short on time, there are 4 quick go-to exercises you can do to keep you on track. 

Don’t eschew working out altogether in favor of getting everything done on your to-do list. That’s not going to help you pursue your health and fitness goals. Instead, try these quick go-to exercises recommended by personal trainers and other fitness experts.

Our Favorite Go-To Exercises to Help You Stick to Your Fitness Goals

Just like healthy snacks can be an important part of your personalized nutrition plan, little “exercise snacks” can help you stay focused on moving more and striving to achieve your fitness goals. Try fitting these go-to exercises into the nooks and crannies of your day.

#1: Multi-directional Lunges – If you spend a lot of time sitting or working at a desk during the day, doing some lunges during your stand-up breaks can help improve range of motion or loosen up tightened leg and back muscles. Otherwise known as around-the-world lunges or the lunge matrix, multi-directional lunges include moving your legs forward, backward, and to the side in a lunging motion. Squeeze a set or more of these go-to exercises into various parts of the day and feel the difference!

#2: Squat – This exercise is one of our favorites for several reasons. First, because it helps to build lower body strength. Second, because it’s a functional movement that’s important in everyday life. Third, because it can be done without any equipment and is so easy to fit into daily activity when you can’t make it to your local gym.

#3: Plank – This exercise takes very little time (especially if you haven’t been doing planks for long!) but can involve so many muscles. It’s great for exercising shoulder and core muscles and helping with spine support. Start with holding a plank position for 15-20 seconds and progress to longer time periods as you get stronger.

#4: Bear Crawls – Shake things up a little by taking to the floor and breaking out the bear crawls. It’ll add some variety and fun to your day! Obviously, you may not want to do this at the office if you’re concerned about the cleanliness of the floor, but this could be the perfect go-to exercise for those of you still working from home.

Fun Fitness Programs In Placentia, CA

The go-to exercises mentioned above are a great supplement to a regular fitness routine. If you’re looking for the best fitness programs in Placentia or Yorba Linda, try out No Limit Personal Training! 

We offer a variety of programs, including group training and personal nutrition coaching, to help you create healthier habits and get long term results. Our goal is to help you become the best version of yourself possible and better than what you were when you joined our fun and supportive health and fitness community!

Simply contact us today to explore your options and to get started.

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