Monday, January 14, 2008

What Can You Do in Ten Minutes? Plan IV

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 up an down the stairs quickly for two minutes.

Do 5 sets of 10 back row extensions on a back row machine or with free weights. If you have no machine or weights, do 10 sets of 10 repetitions. Keep your elbows almost at shoulder height.

Do five sets of 10 repetitions of the shoulder free weight exercise where you lift the free weights almost up to your chin.

Do five sets of 10 repetitions of kicks up to your hips with straight legs. Do this to the front, side and back for each leg. Do not lock your knees.

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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