Sunday, January 13, 2008

What Can You Do in Ten Minutes? Plan I

What is you have 10 minutes in one day to work out, or you want to just work out some steam in 10 minutes? I cannot imagine why you would not have more than 10 minutes in one day. But let us assume you are especially busy.

The best strategy would be to do some cardiovascular work to work out your heart and lungs, and some work on core muscles, arms and legs. If you do not know any of these exercises, search the blog list for them.

Here is one example:

Run in place quickly for three minutes. "Kick" your knees up to your waist each time.

Do 100 abdominal crunches 10 sets of 10 repetitions.

Do five sets of 10 biceps curls.

Do five sets of 10 squats at a squat machine with weights. If you are at home without a squat machine, do four sets of 20 squats with free weights or no weights.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.

My third book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, is available on,, and If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories.

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