With summer on the way many of us are trying to lose weight, however, finding the time do this is incredibly difficult. So, below are combinations of workouts that can be done together in less than 10 minutes.

All exercises are done in reps of 8 for 3 sets, but if you want to increase your workout you can build up the amount of reps and sets as well as adding in weights.


Chest press: Lie on your back and push your arms towards the ceiling and down again. Increase this workout by holding either tins or water bottles.
Note: The heavy the weight the more you work.

Dumbbell fly: Similar to chest press, but instead of pulling your arms up and down – you open your chest by holding weights up and opening arms wide trying to reach the floor.

Kneeling push ups: Simply place hands under your chest with knees up behind you in a 45 degree angle and push your body to the floor and then up again to come back into your starting position.
Note: Inhale on the way down and exhale when you push up.


Bicycle crunches: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, lift your head and chest up reaching your opposite arm to opposite knee.

Reverse crunches: Lie on your back with your legs together in the air, place arms behind your head and holding a weight, lift your arms towards your knees. Pull your knees in to reach your arms and out again.

Russian twists: Sitting upright, lean back to adjust your body into a V shape. Twist your stomach side to side holding a weight in your hand. To step it up a notch, lift your feet slightly off the ground for maximum core activation.


Donkey kicks: In an all-fours position, lift one leg up at a 90 degree angle and back down again. Repeat on each leg.

Fire hydrant: Similar to donkey kicks but pull your knee out to the side instead of behind you.
Note: You may want to go onto your forearms for balance.

Squats: Stand with legs shoulder width apart and simply squat down and come back up again to repeat – add weights for a stronger workout.
Note: Keep your back straight and your chest and shoulders up.

Words: @AmyJoannaTaylor

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