Let’s focus on your lower half for a minute . . . well, for 10 minutes. This fast workout targets the legs and glutes, but your core will get a little action, too. It’s short, so go ahead, push yourself – keeping good form, of course – and only take rests as needed.
Equipment needed: None
Directions: Warm up with two minutes of light cardio (find inspiration here), then perform as many sets of this four-exercise circuit as you can in eight minutes. Follow the prescribed number of reps and maintain good form throughout; take rests only if needed. Cool down with some stretches for your hamstrings, quads, and glutes.
- Squat thrust: 8 reps
- Air squat: 15 reps
- Alternating side lunge: 20 reps (10 each side)
- Sumo squat jump: 10 reps
Keep reading for detailed descriptions of each exercise.