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Best Workout Plan For Busy Parents

Updated on November 14, 2015

Necessary Steps In Creating A Workout Plan

When creating a workout plan it's important to consider the time that you have for a workout. On the other hand it is also as important to plan your workout into your schedule.

Lets say that you come home and sit down for a minute which turns into an hour in front of the TV. This time can be used for a workout. In fact you can still watch your shows while working out with exercises such as sit-ups, push-ups, squats, jumping jacks, and many more.

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Types Of Exercises Which Work Best For A Quick Workout

Knowing which exercises will benefit you during a quick workout is the first step. Such exercises get you sweating very fast because they are continuous without many breaks in between. You can do a lot of very fast exercises during a half an hour and by the end you will feel like you are spent.

Some of these exercises are fast push ups, fast squats, running in place, Heisman, dips, ice skaters.

Another option is to do exercises which target two parts of the body at the same time such as jump squats (targets your legs and a full body jump), Burpees (targets your arms and full body jump).

Basically you will be doing each exercise for only 25 or 30 repetitions and quickly switching over to another exercise without stopping. You may take a 30 second break every 3 to 4 minutes or so.


Lets Get To Making A Workout Plan

Although many people don't feel that they have enough time in their day for a workout, it's far from the truth. You don't need to spend hours working out. All you need is a half an hour to get your blood pimping and lungs breathing.

Morning Routine:

If you don't have much time in the evening, you can wake up half an hour earlier in the morning to do your workout. Working out in the mornings helps to wake up your body, it leads to relieving stress while increasing the mood, and provides energy to deal with the day.

As soon as you wake up splash your face with cold water. Don't eat anything as it may give you cramps during your workout. Give yourself about 30 minutes to do your morning workout.

Note: This is just an example of a routine, you can tweak it as you need to.

3 sets for time

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push-ups

After 3 sets of these simple exercises you will truly feel like you had an awesome workout. You don't need any equipment or a gym membership for this; therefore you no longer have any excuses not to exercise. Feel free to increase your sets or add additional exercises to your routine.

Evening Routine

If you want to achieve your fitness goals faster, then you can do both morning and evening routines. Otherwise just do one or the other. Remember that doing something is better than not doing anything at all.

In the evening you will most likely have a little bit more time after work. You may even have someone who can watch your kids, they may need to be doing their homework, or your children can do their own workout while you do yours.

As before make sure to put a lot of intensity into your workout. Here is a quick workout you can do in the evening:

3 Sets For Time

  • 20 Burpees
  • 30 Squat Jumps
  • Run fast in place for 1 minute
  • 40 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Sit-ups

Feel free to adjust the numbers, just make sure that by the time you are done you can feel your heart racing and blood pumping.

See a demonstration of a Burpee Here

Are You Ready To Get Fit?

If you are ready to commit 45 minutes per day for your workouts, then I would recommend jumping into Insanity. All of the workouts are only about 45 minutes each and they target the full body. This program will take 60 days of your commitment, but when you are done you will feel amazed at what you have accomplished.

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