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    What few exercises would you pick for a really quick workout that you could do every day? Did a lot of sport when I was younger and now aiming to just maintain a decent physique with minimal effort.
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    (Original post by Scherbo)
    What few exercises would you pick for a really quick workout that you could do every day? Did a lot of sport when I was younger and now aiming to just maintain a decent physique with minimal effort. 5'8, 73kg
    You could do loads of bodyweight exercises like pullups, dips, pushups, squats etc. You can even add resistance, e.g. putting on a rucksack during squats, holding a bag of stuff with your feet while doing pullups and so on. In general, 20mins isn't enough time though.
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    Why maintain a physique with minimum effort...? Work hard = get results, put in 'minimum effort' and get minimum results.


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    A jog if its cardio you want or a combo of sit up push ups squats & chair dips if its strength/toning

    Exercise is very fair you get exactly what you deserve. 10 minutes isn't a lot so you won't see huge fast changes but its 10 minutes more than a lot of people do and every little helps
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    You won't get great progress in 10 minutes.

    Try pushup/burpee/pullup. This hits your full body. Join them up so it's like one move and kip on pullups when you get tired.

    I'd recommend you do a kettlebell workout. It's possible in 10-15 minutes (but you should really warm up before any exercise which would take 10 minutes in itself) .
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    Some of these are quite short 5-10 mins but very intense: http://www.youtube.com/user/sixpackshortcuts

    I've had good gains in stamina from some of the short exercises which only take 5 minutes! It would take more time, about 20 minutes, to stay reasonably strong though
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Lots of bodyweight stuff.. the push-up, burpee, pull-up thing sounds good, as do chair dips

    I'll try to do proper workouts too anyway, just wanted something quick I can do every day in case there are periods when I'm too busy
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    Provided you do it at 100% intensity, something like;

    10 Squats
    10 Press Ups
    10 Sit Ups
    10 Burpees
    10 Mountain Climbers

    Do as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes...no stopping, no easing off. Start at 100% at keep going at your maximum. Do that and you'll get a good workout in 10 mins.

    It won't make you 'ripped' or 'massive' by itself, but you'll get fitter and stronger doing something of that ilk three or four times a week.
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    (Original post by BowzerEdwards)
    Provided you do it at 100% intensity, something like;

    10 Squats
    10 Press Ups
    10 Sit Ups
    10 Burpees
    10 Mountain Climbers

    Do as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes...no stopping, no easing off. Start at 100% at keep going at your maximum. Do that and you'll get a good workout in 10 mins.

    It won't make you 'ripped' or 'massive' by itself, but you'll get fitter and stronger doing something of that ilk three or four times a week.
    Don't forget pull ups, hugely beneficial exercise.

    Also, what on earth is a mountain climber?
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    (Original post by SebMurphy)
    Don't forget pull ups, hugely beneficial exercise.

    Also, what on earth is a mountain climber?
    Correct re the pull ups!

    Mountain climbers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHjdc2QVRUQ

    Not brilliant, but a good way of getting the HR up, and keeping it up...
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    Push up
    Pull up
    Squats/lunges
    Tricep dips
    Plank/other core exercises


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