When it comes to working out, short doesn’t always mean easy. Quick but intense workouts (like the one below) can be super effective and leave you feeling you like spent an hour in the gym.

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Work More Muscles in Half the Time With These Compound Exercises

For this 10-minute routine, you’ll need nothing but your own body weight (an exercise mat is optional). The moves are compound exercises, which means you’ll stretch, strengthen, and do cardio in a fraction of the time. If you’re a real go-getter and have more time, you can add this quick workout to the end of a cardio session, such as a 3-mile run or 30 minutes on an elliptical. Remember to go all out: It’s only 10 minutes so you want to get the most out of every second.

To recap: Each move is performed for about 20 seconds. The circuit is repeated twice through.

Warm-Up – 90 Seconds

Push-Up With Arm Raise

Plank Pike

Jumping Split Squat

Inchworm Plank

Squat Jump

Jumping Jack

High Knee


Plank Jack



Cool-Down – 90 seconds

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