This simple strength and cardio workout is great for busy people.

And those who need a fitness reboot.

Got 20 minutes?

Each workout (upper body, lower body, cardio) should take only 20-25 mins.

5X5 Strength Training (2-3 times a week)

Start with dumbbells you can lift for 10 reps.

Upper Body: 5 exercises, 10 reps each, repeat 5 times.

Bicep Curls, Shoulder Press, Triceps Kickback, Chest Press (or push-up), Reverse Fly

Lower Body: 5 exercises, 10 reps each, repeat 5 times.

Squats, Alternating Lunges, Step-Ups, Deadlifts, Standing Calf Raise

Remember to check your form. It helps to workout in front of a mirror.

Remember to keep core engaged to protect back.

High Intensity 20 Minute Cardio Plan (2-3 times a week)

Body For Life Interval Training

Thousands of people (including me) have used this 20 minute aerobic plan with success. You can do this on a cardio machine in a gym or hotel, or walking, running, biking and swimming.

Get at it. 🙂

Commit to this plan for two weeks.

Rest and recover on Sundays.

I promise you will see and feel a difference.

It will save you time and you can use this plan wherever you go.

You must challenge yourself to lift heavier weights if it gets too easy.

You will not get bulky. You will get leaner and stronger.

As your fitness improves, change it up. Try decreasing time between sets, increasing the weight you lift, and increasing intensity of your cardio intervals. Or do these 3 workouts in one session to shred it.

Questions?  Let me know.