Exercise 2 Go

Posted On Nov 6, 2014 By Tim Arndt, Resistance Training Specialist

Exercise To Go - Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Ever have those days where everything seems to get in your way? The days where everything seems to pile onto your already busy schedule and the time you've set aside for your workout gets buried?

If you're like most people, this probably happens more often than you'd like. I know it happens to me and it happens to my clients too. Luckily, I have a backup workout plan tailored specifically for days like these. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete and is intense enough to keep your results moving forward.

What makes this workout even more awesome is the fact that it requires absolutely no equipment and very little space.  So you can do it ANYWHERE! And that means no excuses!

The workout is very simple but don't confuse simple with easy.  As you'll see after you've tried it, it's very hard.  Here's how to do it…

It's made up of only two exercises: the squat thrust and the mountain climber. If you don't know what those exercises are, click on the links for a video demonstration.

Start off by doing 30 reps of each exercise. Continue the exercise with reps of 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5. That's it!  Simple, right?

The total workout consists of 105 reps of each exercise. The goal is to complete them as quickly as you can, so take as little rest as possible.  Most of my clients can finish this circuit in less than 4 minutes.

If you have a hard time doing these on the floor, then use a raised platform such as a sturdy box or a step. I've even had clients start off by using a chair and then worked their way down to about an 8 inch platform.

TIP: It helps to time yourself, because then you set a benchmark to beat the next time. It helps make sure you work as hard and fast as you can each and every time you do it.  If you follow these guidelines, I guarantee you'll be burning calories at an extremely high rate.