Nowadays, people are always on the go, and they don’t have enough time to work out at their local gym. Fortunately, there are many low-impact exercises that you can do in your own home to torch fat and get your body in shape. This article will show you a quick 10-minute fat-burning workout routine.

 

Squatting

 

Start by standing as straight as you can with your feet about shoulder-width apart.

Clasp your hands behind your head, moving them towards the back of your neck until they are just below the trapezoid muscles near the top of your shoulders.

Dropdown into a squat by bending at the knees and hips, keeping both feet flat on the floor and toes pointed straight ahead. Keep yourself stable by pressing through the balls of your feet while contracting the glutes in each leg.

Imagine that your body is a solid tower, and do not allow it to move forward or backward.

Stop immediately, stand up straight, lower the clasped hands to your sides, and then repeat the squatting motion when you are tired.

 

Jumping Jack

 

Begin standing with your feet together, both arms at your sides, and your hands clasped behind you.

Jump to the right side (right foot first, then left), spinning in a circle as you move. At the same time, raise your right hand above your shoulder in a circular motion and jump as high as before returning to the starting position.

After repeating this motion two times, jump back to the left, spinning in a circle again with raised hands. Raise the left-hand overhead, drop it to your side for a second, and jump as high as before returning to the starting position.

Note: Do not jump so hard that your knees go higher than your hips when you jump. You are risking injury.

 

Pushups

 

Get into a pushup position. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart.

Lower your body until your chest touches the floor, then push yourself back up to a straight position. Pushups can be done on your toes or hands (with your feet together) and can be done slowly at first to work your way up to faster repetitions.

Note: Keep your body in a straight line, do not let your hips sag or twist during the pushups.

 

Planks

 

Begin lying on the floor, stomach flat and arms flat to the sides.

Push your hips up so that your body is completely straight, and hold for a 10-second count. Keep straight, lower down as much as possible without bending your elbows.

Note: Do not twist or bend into a crunched position while holding planks.

Start with a 10-second hold, then slowly increase the time by one second until you can hold for 30 seconds.

 

Mountain Climbers

 

Get into a plank position with hands on the floor, palms flat, and legs extended.

Holding this position, swing one leg forward as if you were running as high as possible until your calf comes to the same height with your hands, then bring it back towards your chest and repeat with the opposite leg.

Do 30 repetitions of each leg.