"No Time to Exercise" Workout

I’m a personal trainer, and even I have to scramble to fit in my workouts on some days. No matter how well I organize my week, I’m often struggling to squeeze in a quick workout. I create 20-minute workouts all of the time, yet I always need more.

Today was one of those days. I wanted a full-body workout, but I didn’t want to be tied to a specific piece of equipment. As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) workouts are my go-to format on days like these. I can push myself a little harder because I’m competing against the clock, and I know I’m going to be done in 20 minutes. It’s a win-win!

January seems like the time of the year to be extra motivated to put in the time at the gym, but I always find it’s one of my hardest months to squeeze in good workouts. My schedule is usually messed up after the holidays, and I have a hard time getting myself moving when I’m cold.

If you are trying to keep your gym motivation going strong or find yourself in a time crunch like me, give this workout a shot. It’s quick and requires NO EQUIPMENT!

Workout Instructions: Complete As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) in the specified time. In Circuit #1, you will keep doing the circuit as many times as possible until the timer sounds (after 12 minutes). Use the same format for Circuit #2 - just note the shorter time (8 minutes).

AMRAP Circuits:

Circuit #1 – 12 min

10 Push-ups

10 Corner Scapular Shrugs

10 Jump Squats

10 Bent Leg Donkey Kicks

10 Dead Bugs

10 Curtsy Lunges


Circuit #2 – 8 min.

10 Bulgarian Split Squats (per leg)

10 Plank Tap Outs (per leg)

10 Side-Lying Clam Shells (per leg)

10 Diamond Tricep Pushups

10 Bird Dogs (per side)


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