It’s another Workout Wednesday, and I’m back with another full-body workout! This is a bodyweight workout that only takes about 15 minutes to complete!
There’s a weird misconception about workouts out there that I want to clear up. A lot of people think that if their workouts don’t last an hour or longer, they don’t count. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
First of all, think about it — what’s better, a 15-minute workout or a zero-minute workout? I would rather see someone working out for 15 minutes a day a few times per week than working out for an hour or more once every couple of weeks.
Remember, what you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while (thank you, Gretchen Rubin, for that gem.
If you do a short workout on a daily basis, you’re going to be much better off in six months than the person who does a crazy, intense workout a couple of times per month.
It might not feel like it in the moment, especially when they’re posting their sweaty #beastmode selfies on Instagram.
Don’t let yourself get caught up in other people’s highlight reels. Stay in your lane, do the workouts that work for you, and rest easy knowing that you will reap the benefits if you stay consistent.
Okay, motivational speech over. Here’s a quick breakdown of the workout for you:
Focus on keeping your torso straight and perpendicular to the floor during the exercise. Don’t rock back and forth when you step back and step forward. Try to bend your knees until your back knee hovers over or lightly taps the floor.
I’ve talked about push-ups a ton, so I’m not going to say anymore here. Check out this post if you need tips for doing better push-ups.
Keep your torso straight and your chest lifted during these. Try not to lock out the non-working leg, either — it’s okay to keep a bit of bend here.
Focus on pressing your feet into the floor when you’re doing these. This helps you use your hamstrings and glutes more than your quads.
Avoid over-arching your back, either. Only lift your glutes until your body forms a straight line from your knees to your chest — don’t lift them so high that you end up in a backbend.
Maintain a straight plank position during this exercise. Don’t let your hips lift too high or sag down toward the floor. Keep your abs pulled in and your neck neutral. If you need to make this exercise easier, lower your knees to the ground as I show in this video.
15-Minute Full-Body Bodyweight Workout Video
Need some extra cues? Here’s a video breakdown for you:
If you try this workout, let me know how it goes down below!