Many people today are concerned that they can't get in a good workout to lose weight, build lean muscle, or get more fit and energetic.
They say that they don't have the time to spend hours and hours working out--and, they are right. They don't.
We are busy people today. However, the good news (as long as you aren't using your busy-ness just to make excuses) is that you don't need to spend hours and hours working out to achieve all of the results that you want.
You can get in a very good, highly effective workout in just 20 minutes per day like the video workout below.
Do this routine at least five days a week and you will definitely see the results that you want.
As state above, yes, effective workouts to get you the physical results that you want can indeed be done in just 20 minutes per day.
The key to success is intensity. For it to work, a 20 minute workout needs to be more intense than an hour's-long workout.
But believe it or not, this is actually better for you. It is actually intensity, not duration, that gets you the real results. Only people who are serious athletes need to worry about duration, because they need to develop highly specialized skills and capability.
If your objective is to lose weight and keep it off, or build lean muscle, or increase your energy levels and enhance your immune system, then 20 minute workouts are not only possible for you to fit in to your busy schedule, they even are what's best for you.
You see, the idea with a workout is to burn off fat first. Forget the lie about "burning fat into muscle";. Fat never becomes muscle. Fat is fat and is used for energy.
That energy is what you leverage in order to build new muscle. Intensity is what burns the fat and reveals your muscle beneath, and then it's also what enables you to build the muscle that you desire.
Running. A running workout can be a full 20 minute workout on its own, as long as you do it right. You should also not become a running specialist, unless you are training for races.
Do your running workout two, possibly three times in a week. And, your running workout will include a blend of middle distance running and sprinting.
If you are going to run without any sprinting, you want to get to the point where you can cover three miles in one workout. This is not "jogging".
If you just run, at first you may be pretty slow, so just go for 20 minutes at the fastest pace you can maintain. If this even means you need to stop and walk part of it, okay. Just don't stop completely and just stand there.
Keep moving for 20 minutes. Once you can cover two miles in your 20 minutes, push yourself to get to where you are able to cover three.
But eventually it's the best idea to add in sprint work or resistance work with your running. To do this, mix running for one or two miles with wind sprints or stair or hill climbing.
Again, you don't want to become a running specialist. The running workout is just one of three that you can switch off between.