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Lose Weight With 20-Minute Workouts

Posted Sep 01 2010 4:49pm
You can burn fat and lose weight working out 20 minutes a day. Granted, your 20-minute workouts need to be intense and targeted but it can be done. So, everyone has time to workout!

The excuse of "I don't have enough time to exercise" won't hold water. When was the last time you said that or heard it on the lips of someone else. We all know that it is an easy excuse to use when we don't want to do something (or commit to something).

You have heard this saying: "You get out of it what you put into it." This is certainly true when it comes to the health benefits received from regular exercise (you actually get more than you put into it). These are some benefits of just 20 minutes of intense, targeted workouts:

1. Lost Weight
2. Reduced Body Fat
3. Lower LDL Levels (bad cholesterol)
4. Lower Blood Pressure
5. Improved Heart Function
6. Reduced Risk of Chronic Diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease
7. Improved Appearance and Boost of Self-Esteem
8. Increased Energy
9. Reduced Healthcare Costs

Do you have a spare 20 minutes in your day? Of course you do! Here is a great 20-minute workout that you can do any day of the week
Do each exercise (10 repetitions) one after the other with little or no rest between exercises. Rest 2-3 minutes and do the circuit 2 more times.

--Bodyweight squats, moderate pace
-- Pushups , full speed
--Walking lunges/Side Lunges/Tranverse Lunges, moderate pace (one for each circuit)
--2-Handed medicine ball chest pass, full speed
-- Squat jumps , full speed
-- Back extensions , moderate pace
--Bentover dumbbell rows, moderate pace

Use correct form and get after it!

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