dumbbellShort on time? Here's a quick workout that is sure to get your heart beating and your muscles pumped. You don't even need to leave your living room.

I am going to outline below a quick workout which can be done anywhere and will only take a few minutes (but you can go longer... if you have the energy). These are very simple exercises and you probably already know how to do them. These are the three exercises will be incorporating for the basic routine:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Pushups
  • Situps
  • Burpees
You already know how to do jumping jacks, situps and pushups, so let me just quickly describe burpees in case you haven't heard of them before. To do a burpee, you do the following:

  1. Start crouched down on the ground
  2. Jump up off the ground with your hands point in the air
  3. Crouch back down
  4. Kick your legs bag to a pushup position
  5. Do a pushup
  6. Kick your legs back forward and repeat
It's that simple. Now let's get to the workout. You are going to do the following set of exercises.

1. 20 jumping jacks
2. 20 situps (find something to stick your legs under or you can just do crunches instead)
3. 10 burpees

The entire workout consists of doing the above set of exercises three times. So, that means you'll do a total of 60 jumping jacks, 60 situps and 30 burpees. You can catch a breather between each exercise, but try and limit it to a minute or two. Your goal is to get it all done as quick as possible without cheating.

That's the whole workout! Doesn't sound like much, but trust me - you'll be beat when you finish. However, if that's not enough for you, here are some variations you can work in to the workout:

  • Do more than one pushup with each burpee
  • Add in some pullups if you have a bar (you can buy them cheap at any sports store)
  • Do some dips by using a chair to support your arms and put your legs on the floor or on another chair
Good luck! If you have any other exercise tips, please leave them in the comments!