Diet & Fitness

The 10-minute, 100-calorie burn workout

July 29, 2014 at 5:03 PM ET

What are your biggest excuses for skipping your workouts? No time? Money? No space? Well I have great news for you: You don’t need any of those things to burn fat and calories. The following exercise can be done anywhere and with very little space. If you work your hardest, you can burn up to 100 calories in just 10 minutes! Not bad right?

Get your stopwatch ready. Do as much of the following sequence as you can for 40 seconds. (HINT: You should be able to do all of it.)

10 squats
Make sure to keep your abs engaged and back straight. Your arms can be out in front, parallel to the ground, or your fingertips can rest behind your head. Squat down until thighs are parallel to the ground and slowly rise back up.

10 plank jacks with push-up
Get into a plank position (real plank, not on your forearms). Your arms stay in this supportive position while your legs jump wide and then back together again (this is your 'jack'). Do a push-up and repeat. You can do it!

10 high-knees
Jog in place bringing knees up as high as you can with each step.

Rest for the remainder of the minute to get your heart rate down. Then repeat. 

Do it 10 times. 

You can switch out different exercises as long as you’re getting in at least one strength move (like push-ups or lunges) and one high-intensity cardio move (like burpees). Do this simple (but intense) program three times a week to boost your metabolism and blast some serious calories. Start today!

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