Finding Time

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I don’t have time to go to the gym”?

At least once or twice and – honestly – probably a whole lot more than that.

People from all walks of life love to make excuses for themselves—they love to find a way to get out of doing the work so they don’t have to feel guilty about being called lazy.

But, the truth is, unless you’re injured or infirmed, there is absolutely no excuse for squeezing in a workout every single day, even if that workout is only a walk through your neighborhood.

But today, we’re not here to discuss the importance of workouts in general, we’re here to show you how an amazing workout can be obtained in 8 minutes or less.

Really don’t think you can spare the “time” anymore?

Here we go…

The Butt Blaster

As the name suggests, this exercise targets those beautiful hindquarters that spend far too much time each day squished into an office chair.

Unlike the other workouts on this list, the Butt Blaster is beyond simple. You don’t even need to change out of your office clothes if you don’t want to.

  • Start by finding a small open space at home, the office, etc.
  • When you’ve found your area, take off your shoes and set them aside
  • Set your stopwatch or timer for 8 minutes
  • When the timer begins, start doing deep squats
  • Take no breaks, and do not stop until you reach 200

That’s it. Simple right? Though it may seem like 8 minutes is too long a time for this exercise, it’s actually not. Most people can do no more than 25-30 squats per minute when they’re fresh, and by the time you hit squat #112 you will be praying to the workout gods for this one to end.

The Blitz

This workout was invented by someone with no respect for the human condition because it’s an absolute killer.

Consisting of four 90-second cycles, The Blitz is an equal test of mind and body—if you keep your mind strong and push through the noise of your screaming muscles, it’s an amazing workout.

BUT…if you capitulate to the noise, if you let your mind be weak, you’ll only enjoy an average calorie burn.

  • Cycle One – Dumbbell Chest Press – 20 seconds max reps followed by 10 seconds rest – Repeat three times
  • Cycle Two – Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 20 seconds max reps followed by 10 seconds rest – Repeat three times
  • Cycle Three – Dumbbell Curls – 20 seconds max reps followed by 10 seconds rest – Repeat three times
  • Cycle Four – Barbell Rows – 20 seconds max reps followed by 10 seconds rest – Repeat three times

The KEY to this exercise is setting up your workstation before you start the clock! Once the clock is on, you should be moving for six minutes straight.

No breaks to catch your breath.

No breaks to get water.

Push yourself to the limit in order to get the most of the workout.

Plyo Power

Requiring no equipment or weights, this is – not unlike the Butt Blaster – a simple workout you can do almost anywhere—just don’t do it in your apartment if you live above somebody.

For eight minutes you are going to be moving non-stop – no breaks or pauses – in order to make the most of your time. The goal here is to get your heart rate up quickly and keep it up for the duration of the excise.

To help ensure you stay on track, we recommend doing your workout directly in front of a wall clock at the gym.

  • Minute One – Jumping Jacks
  • Minute Two – Air Squats
  • Minute Three – Pushups
  • Minute Four – Plank
  • Minute Five – Jumping Jacks
  • Minute Six – Squat Jumps
  • Minute Seven – Lunges
  • Minute Eight – Burpees

Does it sound insane?—yes. But is truly an unrivaled way to get the most from your body in a very short amount of time.

Is This It?

Absolutely not.

There are dozens upon dozens of amazingly brutal and amazingly short workouts that you can tap into. A quick Google or YouTube search will leave your daily exercise schedule packed for years but – for our money – these three are the best. Enjoy!

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