10 Minute Turkey Week Workout

I always tell my clients something is better than nothing. And this week, when you feel as though you have no time, whether due to traveling, the holiday season or you are preparing Thanksgiving dinner for 20, you can still get your workout in.

While you may want to forget exercise all together, set aside a couple extra days this week and just 10 minutes to get a quick at home workout in.

Just 10 minutes a day adds up to over an hour a week and while that might not be ideal, or get you exactly to your goal, it is a great place to start. I bet you if you give this workout a try, at least 3 times a week, you will feel better in some sense, whether it is physical or mental.

I have outlined 3 exercises:

The triceps dip, the step-up and the elevated glute bridge. You will perform 10 repetitions of each exercise for 10 minutes rest as little or as much as you need to. You may get through 5 rounds, you may get through 1.5 rounds, the point is that you are starting somewhere.

 

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TricepDips – Start in the position shown with your knees bent at 90 degrees and your fingers facing forward on the edge of the chair.

 

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Bend the elbows so they are pointing behind and then press to straighten your arms and go back to your starting position. Repeat 10x.

 

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Step-Ups – Start with one foot on a chair (if you feel unstable in any sense, find a step or stool that is not as high and perform the exercise).

 

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Step up onto the chair and with the same foot step back down. Repeat 10x on one side and then switch to the other.

 

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Elevated Glute Bridge. Place your heels on the top of the chair, knees at about 90 degrees.

 

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Lift the hips off the mat until you are in a straight line from your shoulders to your knees, squeezing the butt and then place the hips back on the mat. Repeat 10x.

Each workout you can try to beat your own personal record set for how many rounds you get! Record it in a journal or on a post-it and use that as an incentive to work just as hard or get even one more rep in next time.

“Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.” – Zig Ziglar

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