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7 Easy Workout Moves For the Busy Young Woman

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How does a busy young woman fit everything in – career, home & family as well as taking care of themselves? 

If only you had the time to go to the gym and work out for an hour just this minute…
If only a zero-calorie dessert exists in the world…
If only you can burn fat and gain muscles just by sitting in front of your laptop…

You don’t know if all of that will happen but what you can do right now is to have an easy workout plan that is perfect for a busy woman like you so you won’t gain weight even if you work online or a 9-5 job.

You can create a 10 – 20-minute workout plan on your own with no equipment. You can do and repeat each move in 60 seconds then rest for 30-60 seconds then proceed to the next move. Shorter but higher intensity workouts help you burn more calories in fewer times, reduces your blood sugar and promotes fat loss. This only takes 30 minutes to an hour per day so this wouldn’t be a problem for you.

7 Easy Workout Moves For the Busy Young Woman

1.) Basic squat

This move works on lower body muscle.

A.) Start with this one first by standing tall with your feet and hip apart. Your hips, knees, and toes should be facing forward. 

B.) Bend your knees and extend your buttocks backward. Your knees should be behind your toes and weight in your heels. Rise back up then repeat!

2.) Burpees

This move works on your entire body.

A.) Start in a plank position with arms and legs straight up with your hand-shoulder distance apart.

B.) Jump both feet between your hands as if you look like you are in a low squat form then jump straight up as high as possible.

C.) Land both of your feet and come back to your plank position.

3.) Side Lunge

This move works on your inner and outer thighs as well as your butt.

A.) Stand with your feet apart. Your legs slightly wider than shoulder-distance with elbows bent and hands at chest level.

B.) Step right foot out to the side by several feet. Bend the knee until it reaches a 90-degree angle and the other leg is straight.

Step back to start or return to center then switch sides.

4.) Triceps Push-up

This move works on your triceps, chest, abs, and back.

A.) Get down on all fours with your arms straight but hands directly under your shoulders. Lift your feet off the floor and cross ankles.

B.) Bend your elbows back but never out to the sides then lower chest toward the floor.

C.) Exhale and press into palms to push your body away from the floor. Push up to start and repeat!

5.) Plank up

This move works your abs, back, biceps, and triceps.

A.) Start lying on the floor with your forearms flat on the floor, making sure your elbows are aligned directly under your shoulders with legs extended. 

B.) Place right hand under the right shoulder and your left arm under your left shoulder then straighten your arm and raise your body up off the floor. Keep your forearms on the floor and body in a straight line from head to feet.  Repeat this move!

6.) Mountain Climber

This works your quads, calves, and butt. 

A.) Start in a raised push-up position with your abs pulled in and your body straight. Bend your left knee and bring it forward into your chest.

B.) As your left knee draws to the chest, pull your abs tight then quickly switch.

C.) Push your left leg back and pull your right knee into your chest.

7.) Skater

This works your hips and butt. 

A.) Start with elbows bent and legs slightly wider than shoulder-distance and arms at sides.

B.) Leap sideways with your left leg, bending your left knee as you land and crossing right leg behind left. Your front knee will come to a 90-degree angle.

C.) As you leap, swing the arms in front of the bent knee and leap the back leg forward to switch sides like you are a skater.

Try out each workout moves at home for at least 60 seconds every day for two months.  If you have more than half an hour to workout, go through it at least three times a day.

Takeaway

These are some of the workout moves that you can follow but if you still feel tired or too busy, ask yourself this one simple question How much of your life you’re going to waste being unfit and overweight?”.

It is time to stop making excuses. No matter how busy or tired you are, you still can never fit it all in but you can always enjoy your journey to getting yourself fit and healthy.

Your turn. Did you try all of these moves at home? How was it?

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Luke D is a former independent news writer working under Eleanor W. for six years. He is considered as the star of The Eleanor Journal staff.

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