While jaldi ka kaam shaitaan ka is a phrase almost all of us get to hear at some points in our lives, this just doesn’t classify as motivational enough at our regular gym sessions where we would honestly give up the world just to speed things up and lose some weight. Does that tonnd of yours just doesn’t tuck in? Is your work or study routine not giving you ample time to hit the gym or dedicate a few hours to regular workout routines? Worry no more! What we have for you is a cluster of the finest cardio moves that do the trick for you in ten minutes.
No, you would not turn into Katrina Kaif after ten minutes, but once you follow this as a routine and keep up with it for a few weeks your body would definitely feel the difference. Do understand that this is in no way comparable to hours spent at the gym, but it’s definitely worth the results and is definitely better than quitting exercise completely.
Squat jumps are truly terrific if you are looking forward to a toned bottom, especially the thighs (Hail, the desi genes for blessing us with chicken legs). Mostly, people confuse squats with sit-ups but both are different. All you need to do is stand with your feet hip-width apart, stretch your arms straight in front of you and drop! The key is to keep your upper body in line with your knees and bend no further than that, keeping your back straight. Now for that added jump, push down your body weight on your heels and jump off into the air with your knees still bent, landing back gently in the same position.
Another thing that you can do is squat jacks, where your arms are clasped together above your head stretched upwards instead of outwards in front of you. Now as you drop down into a squat, you are supposed to jump and land into a squat position with your feet wide apart and arms bought downwards between the two feet. Start off with 10 repetitions and increase daily to reach a count of 20.
Lunges Never Get Old!
Ten minutes time of working out is certainly incomplete without some focus on your abs and for this purpose, lunges are ‘abs-olutely’ terrific. With your feet hip-width apart, stand with your hands on your waist and step towards your right side. Make sure the step you take is wide. While you do this, the left knee should be bent at a 90-degree angle. Repeat the same process with the other leg as well, giving each leg 10 repetitions each. A total goal of 20 repetitions is to be reached.
If You Are Super Lazy, Keep Reading.
For those of you super lazy couch potatoes or busy mothers who could die to buy some time for themselves, all you really need is ten minutes and a chair (a strong one, not the pilaastic ki lawn wali kursi). Sit down on the chair with your back straight and slowly, drag your body down the chair with both hands placed palms-down on it behind you. It’s like sliding off a chair with your knees bent. Make sure your elbows are at a 90-degree angle and after staying in that position for a couple of seconds, push yourself back up. This is targeted towards the thighs as well as forearms, therefore make 10 repetitions a goal.