This has been the year of 20 minutes or less workouts for me. Having a baby and managing work, relationships, and everyday tasks, all while doing so on less sleep, has forced me to accept shorter, less frequent workouts.
Although I will say they have done their job as I am feeling much stronger at 10 months postpartum. No longer do I have the freedom to workout whenever I please and that is something I definitely took for granted before.
I have found that even when I am at the gym I tend to use minimal equipment such as bands, kettlebells and dumbbells because I get the most for my time with workouts like the one I am sharing today.
My warm-up usually consists of 10 air squats, 10 walking lunges, some mobility work for the hips, and a couple core exercises like deadbug, plank, or side plank. It takes about 5-7 minutes which is not ideal but better than nothing when I only have 20-30 minutes.
This 12 minute workout requires a timer and a set of dumbbells that you are able to press overhead.
Set the clock for 12 minutes and complete AMRAP (as many rounds and possible and pretty) in 12 minute.
12 Dumbell Thruster
24 Reverse lunges total (alternating sides)
Track how many rounds you get and try to beat that during your next workout.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!