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10 Minute At Home Metabolic Workout

Published June 20, 2012 by gettingherfit

So you say you don’t have time to exercise, well if you think it takes an hour to get in a good workout then you might just be right.  I know for myself I often wonder where my day went with four kids and two home businesses how in the world can there be time for exercise.  People often think I exercise a lot to stay in shape because I teach nine classes a week of boot camp, but for those that take my classes really how often do you see me do the entire workout if any at all?

During my classes I am focused on making sure you get a great workout not me, you are paying me to see results and my job is to get them for you.  Of course just coming to class isn’t always enough you still need to get more then three days of exercise, along with eating healthy.  So what do you do on the other four days you don’t come to class?  You do a metabolic resistance workout at home!  Yes and it only takes about 10-12 minutes a day, YES A DAY!

Why does this work so well for your body, because with MRT you raise your metabolic rate for much longer after the workout then with traditional set for reps workouts.  With MRT you will be doing circuit training which many of you know as several exercising in a row, but with MRT instead of the traditional way of doing them with a rest period in between, you will have little if any rest.  You’ll go from let’s say a push up into lunges, then shoulder presses and so.  You’ll start out slow with maybe only four exercises in your ciruit, do each exercise for anywhere from 20-30 second before moving on to the next.  Once you have it down amp it up to a ten circuit workout like we do in class most days.

You will feel it I guarantee and your body will be burning more calories in less time meaning more fat burned while toning up and building lean muscle.  Know that after your workout your metabolic rate will be increase for up to twenty four hours even while at rest, how great is that?  Isn’t that what you want now with this kind of training you should have no excuses.

This is the kind of workout we as busy women and mom’s want to be able to fit into our lives, now you just have to make the decision to do the workout, feel the burn and start seeing those inches drop.  So here is a workout for you to begin with, change it up you can use any exercising.  I traditionally like to pick an upper body, lower body and cardio and use this rotation so that your muscles are getting a slight rest but not for long:)  Enjoy and share your results.

Do these exercises for just 20 seconds each then immediatly move to the next, see how many rounds you can do in 12 minutes.  Remember warm up first with jumping jacks and some stretching before you begin.

1.  Push ups
2. Squats
3. Jump Squats
4. Tricep Dips
5. Lunges Forward Alternating
6. Mountain climber

Enjoy, let me know how you do.

Victoria McCullough