Why 12 minutes? Because 12 minutes is better than nothing! That’s one reason. The number one reason given for why people don’t workout is time. I started including 12-minute Wednesday Workouts to give you something quick, yet, effective to squeeze into your busy day.
However, there is a deliberate reason why the workouts are 12 minutes, as opposed to say 5 or 10. Studies have shown that 12 minutes is the minimal amount of time required to affect change. I want to get you moving for any amount of time, and the higher intensity the better, but I also want you to see results. Finally, 12 minutes is short enough to be manageable, but long enough to be motivating. On my sluggish days, I find that after 12 minutes of HIIT my heart is pumping, I’m energized and ready to do more.
This week’s 12 minute circuit is focused on core, and without a single crunch!! Stability exercises are a fantastic way to engage and work your core, which is why I included a couple standing stability exercises.
I am a huge fan of High Knees and incorporate them into my workouts several times a week. They are a dynamic and anaerobic way to engage and work your lower abs – a trouble area for us ladies!
If you aren’t familiar with an exercise a quick Google search will get you a demo.
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!