4 Exercises, 10 Minutes, 1 Tough Workout

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

This 10-minute workout may shock you. That’s because even if you’re fit, it’s likely to push you to your limit. Will you have enough horsepower? Well, you’re about to find out what’s under your hood.

At first glance, the workout looks simple enough: four exercises that you repeat as many times as you can in the 10-minute time frame. But it’s the design that makes it so challenging.

musclemorphosis.comEach exercise is assigned a specific number of reps. The lower-rep movements are harder and the higher-rep moves are easier. This allows you to redline your effort at your highest intensity from start to finish. Which is a lot less fun than it sounds, but incredibly effective.

Fair warning: There’s no rest (except what you need). So go hard, but remember that 10 minutes on the clock can feel like an eternity if you have nothing left in the tank halfway through.  Keep reading for general instructions, and watch the video for a complete how-to guide.

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How to Do It
Perform the following movements in the order shown. Do the prescribed number of repetitions of an exercise, and then move on to the next one. Once you’ve done all four exercises, that’s one round. Do as many rounds as you can in 10 minutes, resting only when need.

Exercise 1. Long Jump: Do 1 rep
Exercise 2. Plyo Pushup: Do 5 reps
Exercise 3. Split Jump: Do 10 reps
Exercise 4. Jumping Jacks: Do 20 reps