Jul 24, 2012

10-Minute Workouts

Fitness routines can be boring at times if you're doing the same routines for quite a while. Variations are sometimes necessary to add some spice.  Also, if your body is already accustomed to the same routine, it's probably not much of a challenge to the body anymore.  

So here I am, looking for easy to do workouts (that are not always as easy as they look).  For male readers, take note that these exercises are typically for ladies.  But no one's stopping you from doing these if you feel like it. 

I found some great, not too heavy cardio exercises from Pop Sugar Living.  This one should be easy even for beginners.  It's not only good cardio but the movements clearly show that you are also bound to be working out your glutes, thigh, and leg muscles. And this is only a 10-minute routine with no exercise equipment required.  Essentially, the video shows different versions of the side lunges among others.  The routine consists of:
  • Speed Skater (much like side steps)
  • Plie Squat
  • Side Jump
  • Arabesque
  • Curtsy Lunge
  • Fly with Dead Lift
  • Plie Jump
  • Lateral Lunge



It would be great to alternate with this one on other days.  It's also a 10 minute work-out.   The routine includes:

  • The Matrix (something like squat, kick front, side step, squat and back to position)
  • Hip Shifter (side kicks with dumbbells)
  • Bent Dumbbell Fly (this is great for the back muscles)
  • Repeat exercises 1 to 3
  • Basic Fly Core Combo
  • Lifted Bicycle
  • Core Leg Drop




There are actually other options you can choose from, not only from this channel (that already has 246 videos).  I had fun looking for workouts and learning new moves.  

Do remember to maintain the proper form to avoid injuries and to get the optimum benefits.  I suppose the best one to follow is the fitness instructors in the videos.  So let's get moving ladies! (and gents!)


42 comments:

  1. Uy these tips are so nice ha. Keep it coming, we're all here cheering up for you gurl.

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  2. My wife will surely love to try them out. Most importantly it's always raining outside, above exercises can be done at home daily.!

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  3. i like! :D will definitely try these routines.. - iam_kbc http://iam-kbc.blogspot.com

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  4. thanks for sharing, i'd love to do the routing with some..it's boring to exercise when you are alone..

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  5. Jhari, Ron, Kath, Rosemarie:

    Been trying a combination of these exercises and some others that I would share at another time...so I end up doing my daily 30-minute workout...love the feeling of working out a sweat and feeling great, and not having overly sore muscles :-)

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  6. is there a way to download those videos? I'm doing aerobics and it would be nice to do something different. Thanks!

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  7. i wish i can have that drive to do all this things. I really wanted to lose weight

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  8. Wow! This is a perfect post for me since I have been planning to do some workout. Thanks a lot. *** DELI

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  9. Farida Jane TiongsonJuly 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Have you heard of metafit? It is a 4-minute workout that is executed fast. It's aim is to make your heart beat fast. In so doing more calories at burned. Happy exercising and good luck with your future health endeavors!

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  10. Lately, it's just the treadmill for me because I really lack the time to get into some more strenous exercise. But I might consider these easy-to-follow exercises. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hi Thess! You have to first download a software, the Youtube downloader. It's free, I think. Try to search it on cnet.com. Once you have that downloader, you can have hoards of those videos that you can enjoy even when you're offline. :-)

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  12. Hi Farida! I have read about that in the post of 2 BC bloggers...can't remember who. I will try that when I am into more extreme cardio :-)

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  13. busy moms like me should never ignore the power of 5mins workouts :) well as of the moment swinging my almost 5kg babe to sleep is my one way of exercise. :P

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  14. Wow, these are all easy to follow exercises. Wish ko lang, I could have the time to do some of the things mentioned here. Thanks for sharing these Aileen! :)
    Cheers to good health!

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  15. speaking of this, I just found some exercises at c-lium fiber site. i am thinking of doing those easy exercises because my bulges cant hide anymore.

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  16. 10 minutes is short but will really make a difference in our health.

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  17. Jeannie Ilagan OmbaniaJuly 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Useful video links! I love squeezing 10 minute workouts throughout the day, too, using my exercise routine logged on my phone.:)

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  18. If you're using firefox..there's an addon called (Downloadhelper). I use it often to rip kpop videos & food tutorials :3 *lol*

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  19. I search for exercise videos on youtube too XD
    I'm following Nadie Sardini yoga videos~ idk for some reason I don't feel aerobic type of exercise is very fun unless you're doing it with a bunch of friends :3

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  20. I didn't know about that Lady. Thanks for the tip! :-)

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  21. Thanks for sharing the videos! 10-minute workouts done right here at home would work well for moms like me.

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  22. health is wealth, so this post really helps everyone to make their body strong and healthier.

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  23. I love the idea of bite-size, 10-min. workouts. Now I have no reason not to exercise! :). thanks for sharing

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  24. Khimbyrlee EerlrybmihkJuly 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    I do exercise most of the time. I keep my body working. I do yoga sometimes. Thanks for the videos. I'll bookmark it now/ :)

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  25. Got a dance DVD from my sis and I used it several months after I gave birth to my daughter. I liked it because I was doing it at home while attending to my baby. This activity is ideal for someone as shy as I am. :-)

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  26. Michelle Villarta-CabanasJuly 30, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    That seems interesting. Looks easy but I'm sure it still needs total body work out. lol! (tamad talaga..hehe) But hey, have you tried Hip-Hop Abs sis? If you're into dancing also you'll enjoy it. :-)

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  27. Thanks for sharing these videos. I'm Pinning this post so I can come back to it when I finally convince my fats to move! :)

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  28. This is really interesting. I've done 30-minute workouts before by following a DVD. Maybe I should try this soon.. ^^ Thanks for the videos!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this one. I will keep that youtube channel in mind.

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  30. I miss my gym... I did not have time to go to gym for 2 months now. Since it's summer here I am considering for walking as my exercise but of course the motivation fails. Good to get back.. Thanks for sharing videos here. A help for me.

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  31. We couldn't exercise because of the rainy weather but I think this will do for now. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I'd go for these 10-minutes work-out, can even do some moves during coffee breaks at the office, haha! Thanks for sharing sis! :)

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  33. Thanks for sharing the exercise videos. Am looking into getting the habit of regular exercise again. Keeping fingers crossed.

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  34. That is a must-try routine. But I need to gain weight instead of losing some. :)

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  35. Nice videos! Thanks for the share. :)

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  36. hehe.. great tips! i've been looking for simple exercises which i can do on my own while at home.

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  37. i badly need this! thanks for sharing :)

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  38. You are indeed a physique enthusiast. Hmm based on your photo, you seem like between late 20's or early 30's

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  39. Much older than that sis :-)

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  40. Thank you for sharing this! I'll check out their channel.

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  41. Been looking for other healthy ways to lose some weight and stay healthy. This quick exercise will be great if only I can make it real soon. Hehe...


    Mommy Maye
    www.momayescraft.tk

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