Video: Get up from your desk! This won’t take long. Welcome to Lunch Break Workout, where we’ll share a short workout every Thursday that you can do almost anywhere, with little to no equipment.
Why lunchtime? You’re already taking a break, so why not add a quick workout into the mix? We promise we’ll keep it short — 15 minutes or less. Midday exercise can help you feel more energetic, and stave off that afternoon slump. And if you’re worried about getting sweaty with no shower in sight, check out our tips to freshen up afterwards.
Today, Kristal Richardson takes us through 10 minutes of “explosive power” exercises, but don’t be intimidated! The moves are simple. At one point, she picks up a pair of light dumbbells, but she says it’s no problem if you don’t have any.
After a quick warmup, each exercise goes for one full minute. If you get tired during that minute — I did! — just stop, take a deep breath or two, and jump right back in. By the time she gets to the plank/push-up exercise, I was pooped, so I just did planks for a few seconds at a time.
By the end, I was a little sweaty, but nothing a few wet wipes won’t fix. And I felt great! So give this one a try, and come back next Thursday for your next lunch break workout.