Quick Workouts For People With Little Time

Choosing A Quick Effective Workout

If little time has been your main reason for abstaining from exercise, you will find these simple fast workouts perfect for slotting into your daily routine. They can also be used for a wonderful introduction into the world of exercise to those who have never worked out. There are many to choose from it depends entirely on what area of the body you want to focus on. Whether it be achieving 'Madonna arms, toning and sculpting fabulous legs, attaining strong abdominal muscles or overall body fat reduction there is a workout for you.

Use these programs on their own or combine two, one in the morning and one in the evening, alternating different muscle groups for ultimate results.

Fast Workouts For Toning The Entire Body

I find home exercise DVDS the perfect choice to slot into my busy day.

  • Opposed to home gym equipment they are a much cheaper option.

  • Great for motivation and support opposed to attempting to strategize a routine on your own.

  • Expert advice and efficient routines for working specific muscle groups opposed to devising your own routine, unsure of the specific areas to target.

At least nearly everyone can find 10 minutes to slot into a busy day to workout with these excellent DVDS targeted for fast fat burning and overall body toning benefits. Whether you prefer a quick energy blast and maximising your heart-rate with a more cardiovascular workout or a slower pace with a pilate or stretch routine is entirely up to you.

If burning fat and overall tone is your major aim these workouts are perfect for you. They work all major muscle groups of the body in minimum time and effort. You could try combining an over-all body work out with a routine for a specific body part by doing each on alternate days.

For example you could do an overall body workout on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with an effective arm workout Tuesdays and Thursdays if your goal is to achieve incredibly sculpted arms.

Quick Effective Workouts At Home
Quick Effective Workouts At Home

Fast Workouts For Toning The Abs

A major cause of lower back pain can simply be a result of poor abdominal muscles. Strong abs are vital, as they support lower back muscles throughout life. A majority of back problems can be corrected or alleviated by developing strong abs. These workouts are ideal in achieving a strong mid section with maximum results.


Benefits:

  • Fast effective workouts in as little as 10 minutes a day.

  • Designed for toning and tightening your entire mid section.

  • Reducing and firming the waist-line.

  • Strengthening back muscles as abdominal muscles become stronger.

  • Ideal for restoring muscle tone after child-birth.

  • Improving overall fitness performance.

A great investment for abdominal workouts at home is a firm exercise mat to prevent injury and to support the back when doing ab exercises. They are also an essential item for workouts such as pilates and yoga.

An Exercise Mat Is Vital For Abdominal Workouts.
An Exercise Mat Is Vital For Abdominal Workouts.

Fast Workouts For Toning The Arms

You don't have to have fancy equipment to achieve fabulous arms as depicted in these two videos. You can achieve the same results in the privacy of your home opposed to a fancy upmarket gym when you know how. Strong arms are essential in the everyday activities such as lifting and performing every-day tasks, while crucial to the success of sports such as rowing, body building and numerous other sporting activities.


Benefits:

  • Avoiding and correcting the common 'under-arm hang ' due to poor triceps' muscles.

  • Correcting poor shoulder muscles associated with bad posture.

  • Developing toned well defined arm muscles that look fantastic.

  • Assisting the body with burning more calories.

  • Building strong bone mass.

Utilize A Quick Workout To Develop Strong Arms
Utilize A Quick Workout To Develop Strong Arms

Fast Workouts For Developing A Strong Butt And Legs

Again well toned legs and a firm butt can be easily achieved in the comfort and privacy of your own home with a great exercise workout designed for these major muscle groups. Strong leg muscles assist in performing everyday tasks such as climbing stairs and maintaining flexibility and muscle strength as the body ages.


Benefits:

  • Toning and shaping buttock muscles.

  • Developing strong calf muscles, hamstrings, toning front, back and inner thigh muscles.

  • Provides flexibility and strength assisting in day to day activities and sporting activities.

  • Helps with proper alignment of the body.

  • Helps slow down the reduction of bone loss as we age.

Quick Workouts For Pregnancy And Post Natal Shape-Up

It is important to look after your body throughout pregnancy and after child-birth. We all know that new Mums have very little time available with the heavy demand of raising children. These exercise workouts are perfect for slotting into a busy schedule for any Mum or Mum to be. Do not neglect yourself with a new-born baby, always allow a little time each day for yourself, this is most important.


Benefits:

  • Exercise throughout pregnancy can assist in easier child-birth.

  • A well devised workout will tone and strengthen the body during pregnancy and help to regain your figure much faster after child-birth.

  • Post-natal exercises can alleviate or lessen the chances of post-natal depression.

  • Increased energy for a fatigued mum with a sense of well being.

  • Help tone and firm stretched stomach muscles after child-birth.

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Make Time To Exercise After Childbirth For Health And Well-Being.
Make Time To Exercise After Childbirth For Health And Well-Being.

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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I just started on a new exercise regime yesterday. Lots of good ideas here. Thanks


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh wow alekhouse best of luck with it. Hang in there. I have added the quick arm workout to my other workout each day am having heaps fun.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Thanks for the information. Nice hub.


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Great hub on exercising/stretching! All important stuff! Thanks BP!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Sweet, Mademoiselle poetess!

Certainly practical to keep up with the routine. Detailed and easy to follow! I loved it! Thumbs up and Stumbled Upon!

warmest regards and infinite blessings,

Al


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Really nice hub with great information Blonde. It's not only good for people with little time to exercise, it's good for people who don't MAKE time for exercise! Well done!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much sandySpider :)

Hiya Candie you know I always love to see you. :)

Mystique you are a really sweet charmer I just love it.

Thanks so much Ann, you know every little bit helps as long as we are doing something :) :)


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

I see are taking on the less controversial art of physical education, and although I always hoped to save that kind of training for a one-on-one classroom with you BP - it really is a well thought out article. But here's the thing - I am not very inclined towards exercise but do keep in shape naturally with healthy diet and just walking etc. I think somoeone needs to invent a routine that is not so fast, one day I was trying one of those high impact super-cardo quick burning carb aerobic studio classes, the music was racing at a break neck house beat, I was surrounded by a hundered half dressed women, everyone in front of mirrors sweating and jumping around so fast, that I tried to focus on the girl in front of me - well long story short I fell into a trance went out of my body, and collapsed face first into the line of women. And hit my head on the floor.

It was unpleasant, they just rolled me up in blanket and locked me up in the broom closet. I don't think tha was very student like or professional.

I am looking for a super slow long drawn out workout, and maybe some asprin...Can you help?


dreamreachout 6 years ago

very informative and relevant in today's fast pace world!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great weight exercises. They need to ride their bikes more though. If they would ride for 32 minutes a day they would be as beautiful as I am. What? Have you seen me in the dark? I can be quite fetching from 100 meters away!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Very good hub, something for EVERYONE, no matter how busy. Definitely a thumbs UP!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haha Blakey oh that must have been torture for you in a exercise class with so many half undressed women in leotards. I have a specific routine just for you, did you know? The only problem is you will have to book a consultation with the nurse for the specific details. :)

Thanks a million Dream for popping by to have a squiz at my article. :)

Oh Micky I do totally agree but that is a long workout. I will have to write a hub entitled "Look As Spunky As Micky In 10 Days", lol.

Thank-you so much Paradise it was lovely to see you. Thanks a million for taking time out to come and have a look.


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

Hi BP: You've laid it out very clearly and thoroughly. Should inspire many to begin a workout regimen. Well done!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh thanks Christoph your praise always means everything to me. We have to catch up you know :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

You've given a lot of good reasons to exercise, and it's definitively true that we can have a good training even with little time. So no more excuses. :)

Rated up and stumbled. :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey there hypnodude, thanks a million for coming by and for the stumble. You are the bees knees :


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haha BC oh heck I do not mind at all. You are grinding, squating, pumping, hey that is what exercise is all about. Does err Deb like prawns too LMAO?


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Okay, so these workouts may not be for me, I'll support you no matter what, BP! (I do get a work out from running away from ugly chicks, however! Just kidding). I can see why Madonna's still in great shape, so yes, she's certainly doing something right! Thanks, BP.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey Dohn you are being modest, you probably have a whole herd running after you, you little honey bee you. Thanks so much for coming by, love seeing you. :)


lyricsingray 6 years ago

honestly THANK YOU i am so about to print this out and as a side note must confess I have not been able to get to emails yet but will soon, so sorry hospitals and doctors you my friendly nurse know much about :)

OK thank you again for a really helpful hub, for me anyway, I really need to focus on these areas and you've made it actually inviting to do so, that and I always love the way you write

Love ya

Kimberly


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh Kimberley so cool to hear from you. I am so glad you are back and that everything is ok. Yes being a nursey know a bit about all these things lol. Aww am thrilled you liked the hub, doing my bit for health week, hehe.


lyricsingray 6 years ago

Good to see you too beautiful. I'm just here part time but am putting my health first miss nurse. I'll be back that's for sure - btw - just hit thumbs up again lol don't know how many that makes now lol

cheers love


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much Lyrics. Yes your health comes before anything. That is for sure. It is just so good to see your lovely face pop up again my dear friend. xoxo


Garlic 6 years ago

You've fired me up. I shall have to start - tomorrow perhaps. Nice Hub. Thanks.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Lol thanks Garlic I am glad I got you all reved up. Cheers!!!


cosette 6 years ago

i love that "5 Minute Arms" video. i thought i knew all the arm workouts, but i didn't. thanks for this great info. seriously, these are good to do alone or in addition to walking or biking.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh me too Cosette I do that 5min arm workout everyday in addition to what I am doing. It is great. :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

very nice idea blonde, thumbs up again as usual, BTW, I want a soft butt, just kidding, thank you, Maita


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hiya Pretty a soft butt or sore butt, LMAO. :)


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA

I don't know if I want to have Madonna's arms or not (most likely not!), but I am all for a great ab workout! Great hub as always, BP! Bravo, Bravo!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi there Dre my little sweetpea. Nothing like a strong set of abs I say lol. Thank-you you are the sweetest. :)


TattoGuy 6 years ago

I find hot steamy lovemaking works for me, did I tell ya I had a thing for blonde nurses ; ) x


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Did I tell you TG I have a strong desire for tattoo guys. :)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Im in! I especially love the Madonna Arms workout! Great motivation here . . and just in time as I need to take off that extra layer I seem to have acquired this winter . .I am just hoping this 5 minutes of doable exercise turns into another 5 and then another 5....

Big Thumbs (and my big butt) UP!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Yes I have been doing that one WG. Oh and I must say your new avatar is so cool. LMAO..big butt..I bet it is not as big as you think lol. ;)


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wrenfrost56 6 years ago from U.K.

Another great hub BP, my butt and legs need a workout before the summer for sure and your right everyone can spare 10 minutes. Thanks for the great ideas. :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Lol thanks heaps wren, good luck with your butt exercises I am sure you will whip it into shape in no time :)


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alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

I appreciate about the post natal moms workout, cool,


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much alexandria gee mum's are just amazing, I reckon they have the most rewarding hard working jobs in the world. :)


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

All your tips are excellent! I was working an exercise program that toned 80 pounds away and the results were nothing less than spectacular. A lot of my technique was developed by me and a handful of trainers, but I began by setting a starting date and armed myself with a cardboard box that I filled up with everything bad for me from the shelves and fridge. By the time my workout date arrived, it was a treat instead of torture and I went from flab to fab, but not without hard work. My biggest obstacle was my mindset about 'not having enough time,' which is only a lie to yourself about whether you are worthy of being and staying in great shape - own your body AND your mind so that you believe that you ARE worth it! ;-)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh mwatkins wow I really admire you for what you did. Isn't it just amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. I would have loved to have seen a before and after picture. Wow you are an inspiration woo hoo!!!!! You have great spirit too :) :)


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

I am always looking for new workout ideas. This is very thorough, thank you for the wonderful research and help to us all. My best.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million Ladybird, yes a bit unlike my normal hubs, the contest certainly inspired me. :)


logic,commonsense 6 years ago

BP dear, you know I am ready for quickies of any kind! :)


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NorwinGalle 6 years ago from USA

wow..this is really nice hub.I enjoyed reading and now days I am trying few exercises given.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey Logic wow two great minds think alike. I thought you would approve of my little quickie number. Woo hoo!!!!

Hi there Norwin thanks so much for popping by. Have a great day!!!


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ceholmes 6 years ago from Chicago

OMG! I have the 10-Minute Solution Yoga -- it is the best! I love that tape -- I feel so relaxed and yet, feel like I got a REAL workout, great read!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh wow ceholmes how amazing you have it. What a small world it really is. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

This is a great hub, blondepoet, I was just thinking the other day that I need to add weights and start doing arm curls; you've provided good videos to start doing such workouts. Rating back up for you. :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much MG a pity we weren't neighbors we could work out together. :)


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

Time is something that everyone needs more of. Great tips!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey there R.A so glad you liked it, have a bonza day. :)


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I'm a senior with only a "little time" left, but have a lot of activities I can still do with freedom. Exercising my legs is my great concern, to reverse nerve damages. I have painful peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Toning my body to ease my weight helps. Great health tips the videos offer. Thanks!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much Lita for coming by. Oh I send my deepest wishes and hope things there improve for you. I love your spirit despite the pain you must feel. :)


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Jon Law 6 years ago from Birmingham UK

Great idea to split the routines into different body areas to target.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Gee thanks Jon I really appreciate you swinging by. :)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I love Love LOVE this! I have a ball and use it with my Yoga mat for traction to work out in my tv room while watching tv, it keeps me super fit working extra work outs into the day when I normally would not. great tips and thanks for the quick workouts for people with little time. Peace :)


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epigramman 6 years ago

..do you mean like - 'quickies' ?????


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh Katie thanks for the imput, I have used a ball too. Aren't they just fabulous. No wonder you look so darn good. Thanks heaps for coming by.

Hahaha epig well we all know they are the ultimate and the best workout in the world, and the most fun, I guess all these exercises come second on the list LMAO.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..well then I've come back for a 'quickie' ..... and a little love and respect from someone I adore ......


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

I love your quickies epig. You can knock on my door anytime. :)


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epigramman 6 years ago

....I would raise my flag for you any time of day or night ......


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

And I would be singing Advance Australia Fair to 'You sexy thing'.


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epigramman 6 years ago

....and I would be singing "the hills are alive with the sound of music" (by Rodgers, Hammerstein and Epigramman)......and isn't that what sing when you're in love ........


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haha oh what a classic "the sound of music", oh you are so sweer epig. I am sure we could hit those notes.


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Remember Dancing to the Oldies? A lot of peeps lost weight using that. Great hub


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi there Granny. Dancing to the oldies, do you mean jiving to some great rock and roll music? Oh I do that all the time. I dance around the house and let loose. I dance til I can dance nomore.


Seb 6 years ago

A great hub. I love the take on Salvador Dali, that is exactly how I feel about time or lack of it. where does it go?


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi there Seb, LMAO I know exactly what you mean. Time flies by faster than the wind. Thanks so much for dropping by :)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

This is awesome - so useful and just what I needed!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi there acaetnna you gorgeous thing you. You totally rock!!!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Hi there blondepoet! Just want to say hi! Hi!


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Hey there Micky hiya. Gee I have missed you guys


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Journey * 5 years ago from USA

Now, I know how to get arms like Madonna! Very helpful. Thanks for this hub blondepoet.


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million Journey go get those Madonna arms :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

..I was so damned excited to hear from you once again my most favorite nurse of all time - that I thought this hub was called QUICKIE WORKOUTS FOR PEOPLE WITH LITTLE TIME - and then I thought I could never ever have a quickie with any one of your hubs let alone with you - it must be long and moving and powerful and meaningful and quality with quantity - well you know just the way I HAVE ALWAYS felt about you as a writer, a hubber and of course a completely beautiful woman (that you most certainly are) ....sending you warm wishes and good energy from your male admirer and hub colleague - he just arrived home from night shift at lake erie time ontario canada 6:49am and at 7:00am something magical happens - the daybreak comes up over my lake.


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

oh epig lovely as usual to hear from you. Oh boy you give me a big head everytime. Aghh my nurse cap is popping off. Haha quickies caught your attention oh good on you. They are always handy especially if you have to go shop, eat your hamburger or paint your toenails lol. Love u heaps x


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Maximizer 4 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

Great hub. I've been doing a lot with kettlebells lately, and I love it!


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Oh good on you maximizer great to hear from someone who is right into it. Have a great day.


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Anselome 3 years ago from Thunder Bay

Very well put together. There are some great suggestions in here. I've just put together a hub on quick exercises, I'm going to link here for sure. Have you been into fitness long?

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