Churning Workout Substitutes For Your Lunch Break

Have you been opting for minimalistic, healthier lunch-time options to save time for productive activities? If you feel you are unable to squeeze in some workouts during your lunch break, think again.  Here are four of the most brutal workouts that you can quick fix in your lunch hour, keeping your mind and body stimulated.

Rowing It More

Total Time: 20 minutes

How to do it: Row or run for straight 20 minutes.

Goal: Reach the farthest distance.

Each time you perform this exercise, try hitting the maximum distance, greater than in the previous attempt. You should keep increasing the distance until you reach you physical and mental limit. This is the point where your body will experience the most remarkable endurance and strength.

Bodyweight Repetition Mania

Total Time: 20 minutes

How to do it: Choose one of your favourite bodyweight exercise. You can perform any one of these: squat, reverse lunge, push-up or burpee. By keeping your position intact perform as many repetitions you can in a 20-minute workout.

Though it may simple, once you commit to performing the moves, you will feel extremely challenged to continue for 20 minutes. You can adopt a strategy of performing 3-4 reps at every 15-second interval. Though it will churn you out, you will be able to manage it through the 20-minute period.

Burpee Trail

Total Time: 30 minutes

How to do it: This is a quite a demanding workout and requires some solid determination. Begin with 20 burpees without stopping in between and then walk for 5 meters as a substitute for rest. Now perform 19 burpees followed by 5-meter walk. Then move to performing 18 burpees followed by the same pattern. Continue this exercise until you perform your last burpee and then close it with 5-meter walk.

If you are willing to take the heat, ideally this workout should not last more than 30 minutes. Most people find it difficult to complete the whole exercise often halting in between. You will know that your fitness goals have been met, when you are able to perform the whole workout without stopping in between.

Weight Challenge

Total Time: 30 minutes

How to do it: Choose anyone of the two; bench press or squatting. Set a timer for 30 minutes and perform as many reps using a barbell with a load of 200 pounds. Your minimum target should be 100 lifts in half an hour. If you find it hard to lift this much weight, opt for a weight you are comfortable lifting with and keep increasing it with consequent exercises.

Though the exercise is simple, it is sure going to be a nagging challenge for you, so that you miss skipping lunch at all!