Short on time but still want results? Then you need to read this excellent Guest Blog Post from fellow London Personal Trainer and Fitness Blogger John Cheng on, in his opinion, the Best Workout moves to do in 30 minutes. Thanks for writing this for us, John!
“Losing weight doesn’t always require hours of work and weeks of sweat to achieve your goals. In fact many of the best workouts in this list can help you burn fat and build muscle quickly. When you want to get in shape and slim down, very few people have the time and energy to spend all day at the gym. That’s what some of these best workouts are here for, to help you lose as much weight and sculpt your body in just 30 minutes.
Burning fat and losing weight occurs when your heart rate is elevated for long durations. Due to this fact, you shouldn’t waste time when trying to use some of the best moves on our list. So when you want to lose weight without putting in hours of work, these are some of the best workouts you can do in just half an hour.
Best workouts to do in half an hour
If you want to slim down and strengthen your core, these are the best workouts on a schedule. When you use some of these workouts to tone your body, your friends will wonder where you found the time and how you got so fit so fast!
Plyometric Lunges – Designed to work out your legs and strengthen your core, these are a strenuous exercise that requires full effort from the start. In order to start this workout, try to use something to hold onto just in case you lose balance.
Starting with your stronger leg forward, you will bend both knees before beginning. Now swing your arms and when they swing up, drive your legs to propel yourself into the air and onto the opposite leg. Land safely and switch your leg positions to execute this lunge properly.
Single-Leg Deadlift Rows – You’ll need a medium sized dumbbell or even kettlebell to begin this 30 minute exercise. To begin these rows, you must stand on one leg with your knee bent. This is one of the best workouts for those who want to strengthen your core or increase strength.
Begin by holding the dumbbell in one hand, and put all your weight on the opposite leg. Now you bend your knee in the leg bearing all the weight, and hinge forward at the hips. As you do so your other leg will lift straight up behind the hip, lower your upper body until it’s parallel with the ground.
Squeeze and flex your glutes as your leg compresses and you feel the burn in your hamstring. This ensures that you help set muscle tone and encourages fat burn.
Jump Rope – One of the oldest and most proven of our best workouts on this list. When you want to jump rope, try to land on a soft surface to minimize impact on your joints. You need to set a pace and try to increase it until you can’t go any faster! When you are ready, jump rope as fast as possible for 1 minute.
Try to keep your upper body as well as your back straight when jumping rope. You should be rotating the rope using your wrists and not your arms. While you are jumping rope make sure to engage your core muscles constantly.
Use some of the best exercises to burn fat and lose weight in just 30 minutes. Easy enough to fit in your day, and fast enough to get done quickly these exercises can help transform your body.”
Thanks for sharing these tips with us, John! Do you have any other great moves to add to this list? Please feel free to share – and if you need some further inspiration why not check out the Wildcat Fitness YouTube channel which has several short but effective circuit workouts for you to try?