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Here's the 16-minute Sane Fitness Solution

16 minutes of hard focused work can be better than 30 minutes of unfocused exercise.  If you really want long-term results we  recommend 45 minute workouts three times a week, but it you can't even find that much time this week, the  Sane fitness time cruncher challenge is time efficient and tough enough definitely kick start your body!

You can do as often as workout every other day.. . 3 x a week is perfect. If you can't find 16 minutes, your life is truly insane!

3-minute cardio challenge

Find yourself any cardio machine:  Bike, Treadmill, Elliptical, or don your sneakers and go around the block.

  • start with 1 min moderate pace
  • and then do 2 min all out effort

Phew! Now, don't rest, and grab some weights..

10-minute strength circuit

Do one set of 15 reps of each of the following exercises without rest, then rest 30 seconds and repeat.

  • Dumbbell Split Squats: 1 set with each leg (Quickstart Card B-1)
  • Push-ups (Quickstart Card C-2)
  • Dumbbell Bent Over Row (Quickstart Card C-4)
  • Bench Dip (Quickstart Card C-5)
  • Dumbbell Curl (Quickstart Card A-5)
  • Back Extension on Ball (Quickstart Card C-8)
  • Double Crunch Abs (Quickstart Card A-8)

3 min drill challenge

  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • Jumping jacks 1 minute
  • Jump rope 1 minute

And if you still have time to spare...

Once you’re able to do the 2 circuits in 10 minutes with relative ease, increase the weight by 2.5 to 5lbs in the split squats, bent rows, bench dip (put a dumbbell between your thighs) and curls. For push ups try doing as many as you can on your toes.

And if you're really good...

After conquering the next step, go for speed!! Without losing form, try to complete 3 circuits in the same 10 minutes.

Now, get back to your busy life!