The beauty of having a job that gives you an hour lunch break is that you get to do whatever you want to do in the lunch break. You can definitely use this time to your advantage and do a weight workout during your hour lunch break.
Lucky for you, this workout will not even take up half of your lunch hour. With using free weights/your own body weight for resistance and preforming total body moves, you can burn some serious calories.
You don’t always have to be dripping with sweat for your workout to be considered effective. According to a Women’s Health Article, Holly Perkins, a certified strength and conditioning specialist stated “By doing big-body moves and using heavier weights, you can score better results in 20 minutes than you can in an hour of cardio, says Perkins, who designed this workout. “Due to the trade-off between speed and accuracy, if you slow down a bit, you’ll focus more on the muscles you should be using,” she explains. “Put simply: You’ll be more accurate and your muscles will contract more fully.” Plus, all that muscle activation means you’ll continue to burn calories once you’re back at your desk or stuck in your car during a commute.”
This lunch hour work out is from Women’s Health and I thought it would be perfect to share. Here is the workout Women’s Health encourages during your lunch hour. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain so why not give it a shot?
Deadlift with Press
For a 20-minute routine, do the moves above in order, using weights heavy enough to challenge you without compromising your form (try five pounds to start). Rest for 15 to 30 seconds between moves if needed, and rest for one minute at the end of the set; do two more sets, using heavier weights in each round (e.g., eight pounds, then 10 pounds).