You might not work out for many reasons and lack of time is probably on top of the list. How about we tell you just two moves that will work your entire body in just 15 minutes? Yes, 15 minutes, and two moves it is!
For this workout, all you will use is your body weight and a bench. If you’re doing this at home, a chair or a sofa works too. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., says it instantly increases the level of difficulty of each exercise. When paired together, these two moves will help you build muscle all over. But if you perform them over and over again for 15 minutes straight, you’ll elevate your heart rate, rev your metabolism, and crush an insane amount of calories, too.
So, let’s get started with this crazily good workout routine.
You’ll start with the rear-foot-elevated split squat to hammer the largest muscles in your lower body. It’s more difficult than a regular split squat because your front leg, hip, and glute take on the bulk of the work. It also tests your stability since you’re standing on one leg. That means your torso must fight to stay upright with each rep.
Pushups with your feet elevated on a bench maximize a decline pushup. The height of the bench determines how much of an angle your body makes to the floor. The greater the angle, the more weight your pectoralis major will bear. The pectoralis major is the largest muscle of the chest and the primary muscle that works in this variation of a push-up.
Try 1 round as a fat-frying finisher, or brave 5 total rounds for a 15-minute workout. Just be careful not to slip on your own sweat.
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