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The Perfect 20-Minute Workout Plan

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We asked Sean Kelleher, managing partner of EDGE performance gym in New York City, for his ultimate 20-minute midday workout -- all you need is a set of 5-pound dumbbells, a mat, and 20 minutes to tone all your trouble spots.

Minutes

The Workout
0:00-2:00 March in place (or from locker room to weight bench).
2:00-4:00 Squat (butt, legs): Hold a dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides, and squat. Do 20 reps. Rest for 30 seconds.
4:00-6:00 Full or modified push-up (arms, chest, core): Do 25 reps.
6:00-8:00 Alternating lunge (butt, legs): Hold dumbbells, arms by sides, and lunge, alternating legs each time. Do 20 reps on each side.
8:00-9:00 Jog in place.
9:00-10:00 Deadlift (back, butt, hamstrings): Hold dumbbells with palms facing thighs, knees slightly bent and back straight. Bend forward from hips. Stand up, pushing through hips. Do 20 reps.
10:00-11:00 Dumbbell press (shoulders): Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, back straight, dumbbells at shoulders, palms forward. Push arms overhead; lower. Do 15 reps.
11:00-13:00 Jumping jacks
13:00-14:00 Bent-over row (shoulders, back): Hold dumbbells, palms facing in. Bend knees slightly and hinge forward from hips, back straight. Pull elbows up to ribs, keeping arms close to sides; lower. Do 20 reps.
14:00-15:00 Basic crunch (abs): Do 25 reps.
15:00-17:00 Biceps curl (arms): Rest for 30 seconds, then do 20 curls.
17:00-19:00 One-arm triceps extension (arms): Extend right arm above head, holding dumbbell. Slowly lower weight behind head, supporting right elbow with left hand. Do 25 reps on each side.
19:00-20:00 Full or modified push-up (arms, chest, core): Do 15 reps.

 

 

 

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1/31/2012 03:00:53 AM Report Abuse
sofiayjaz441 wrote:

Very interesting and can enjoy the diff exercises

11/22/2011 12:05:40 AM Report Abuse
DJRastaQueen wrote:

very good

10/16/2011 11:40:07 AM Report Abuse
Susna93 wrote:

I like this one. I also saw another one that I can't find now. It was a 20 minute circuit training one i think. I had 3 exersizes. Marching, Jumping Jacks, and Squat thrusts. Do you know the name of it so I can find it.

10/15/2011 09:34:57 AM Report Abuse
jwhiffen1 wrote:

Sounds like a great workout!

10/10/2011 03:09:38 PM Report Abuse

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