Fit Tips: There is Always Enough Time For a Workout

Having a hard time finding time to work out? Don't worry, you're not alone! Finding one or two hours a day to hit the gym can often become an impossible task.


Carl Germano, head of R&D for SURGEX and a member of the NY State Board of Nutrition suggests the following simple and convenient, plyometric exercises that do not require any fancy equipment and can all be done in less than 15 minutes from the comfort of your living room, office, and even hotel room.


CHEST: PLYOMETRIC PUSH-UPS

  1. You cannot beat the simple push up for strengthing the chest, triceps, and back muscles.

  2. Assume the standard push-up position, but on the way up you will need to quickly clap your hands and immediately place them back in the starting position. These explosive clapping push-ups are a form of #plyometrics that utilize the elastic properties of your #muscle to build strength.


LEGS: PLYOMETRIC FRONT QUAD JUMPS


Using a wide step or box, stand facing the step with feet shoulder-width apart. In a semi-squat position, immediately jump up onto the step. Step back down softly and repeat for several minute intervals.


LEGS: PLYOMETRIC SIDE LATERAL JUMPS


Using a wide step or box, position yourself sideways with feet shoulder-width apart. In a semi-squat position, immediately jump up onto the step. Step back down softly and repeat for several minute intervals.


ARMS AND SHOULDERS: RUBBER TENSION BANDS


In addition to plyometric exercises, for a few dollars, you can purchase a variety of tension bands made of durable stretchy rubber. Once attached to a door or placed under your feet, arm curls or #shoulder rotations are very quick, easy, and effective.

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