4-Minute Workout That Is Worth an Hour at the Gym

High-intensity workout isn’t suitable for everybody, specially in our time-poor age. But that is no excuse to give up working out. To help you find the time for crucial workout, here is a set of 5 classic but seriously effective exercises which you can do in just 4 minutes.

This kinds of repetitive workouts done at intervals is highly effective at burning lots of calories in a short amount of time.

1. Push-ups

Assume the starting position (A). Place your hands shoulder-width apart; your shoulders, knees and feet should be in a straight line. Start slowly lowering your body towards the floor, bending your arms and tucking your elbows into your sides for you do so. So return to the starting position. This workout helps develop your chest muscles and triceps.

Repeat: 15



2. Squats

Stand on your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Begin to lower your body, pushing your bottom backward, like you were sitting on a chair. As you’re lowering into a squat, be sure to keep your back straight. Return to the starting position. These will work both your glutes and your leg muscles.

Repeat: 20

3. Jumping Jacks



Jumping jacks is included in US military training courses, for they help to improve muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness. In the starting position, stand up straight on your arms down of your sides. Jump of moving your feet out to the side and at the same time raise your hands above your head. Immediately jump back to the starting position, and repeat.

Repeat: 20

4. Lunges

Stand tall on your legs shoulder-width apart, and place your hands on your hips. Take a wide step forward with your left foot, lower your body until the front knee are bent to 90 degrees and the back one almost touches the floor. Push yourself back up to the starting position and repeat the move on the right leg. It is important here to keep your back straight at all times.

Repeat: 10

5. Mountain Climbers

These comparatively complex exercise helps to both strengthen abs and burn calories. Start in the position as a push-up. Stretching your abs, lift your right foot off the floor and slowly bring your knee to your chest. Keep your back and hips straight and fixed in position. Return to the starting position and repeat the exercise applying your left leg.

Repeat: 15



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