Yes, you can get cardio AND strength training into a 30 minute workout!
My clients always ask me what I do for my own workouts. I’m totally honest when presented with this question. I do as much as I can as fast as I can and I get on with my day. I’m currently running 3 businesses. My workout time is limited, just like yours, I presume. Many days I workout twice, but each workout is about 20 minutes. Someday I cram it all into one 30-60 minute session. It really depends on my current goals.
When I’m training for a half marathon, I have to find time to get in those longer runs. So once a week I’m getting in a 60+ minute workout. Other than that I keep it short and sweet. When I break it up into two workouts in one day, it’s typically one HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session and one weight session. If you’re working hard you can accomplish a lot in a very short time. The metabolic effect of these types of workouts is really great.
So go ahead and check out the workout in the video above. This is from last week when I only had 30 minutes to work out and I wanted to get in cardio and upper body strength training. Not easy to do in 30 minutes, but you can tell I definitely got the job done here.
So the next time you think 30 minutes isn’t worth trying to get in a good workout, think again and go kick your own butt!!