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This Might Just Be the Perfect Beginner Workout

When I started working out again after having the twins, I need a workout that was quick, full-body, and was something that I could do in a small space at home, without a lot of equipment.

After having a tough pregnancy and a rough delivery, I was pretty much at square one for workouts in regards to my strength and fitness, so I also needed something scalable for how I was feeling with my recovery — not to mention how much (or little) sleep I’d gotten.

And, not to brag, but I think I came up with a pretty darn good solution! Behold what I am now declaring as the perfect beginner workout.

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So why is this the perfect beginner workout? Well, it’s kind of the perfect length. At 15 minutes long — with the ability to shorten it by doing fewer rounds or lengthening it by doing more rounds — it’s easy to fit in your schedule no matter what you have going on. It’s also made up of moves you’re probably already familiar with, so there’s not a big learning curve, and it’s full-body. Additionally, none of the moves take up much space — and the only gear you need is a set of dumbbells (we like these and are an affiliate) and a mat.

Last but not least, you can also modify the intensity — the squats can have as large of a range of motion as feels good, the push-ups can be on your knees or toes or the wall, lunges can be forward or reverse, the push presses can be made easier or harder by the weight you choose to use, and the plank can be on your knees or toes, too.

Bottom line? This is YOUR workout, so make it work for you. And here’s a big ol’ high-five for doing it!

Try it and tell us what you think of it! I love how 30 seconds is just long enough to feel the burn, but not so long that it feels like you’re doing any one thing for too, too long. –Jenn

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7 Comments
  1. Great post! This information is very much useful for beginner workout.. thanks keep posting such an article.

  2. Joseph DiGiovanni says:

    Good evening and Happy Holidays; My name is Joe and I somehow found this web page; fitbottomgirls.com. Not to sound too stupid but I had an injury several years ago, and just turned the big 60. I do not want to go out and purchase any amount of Weights but simply put just want to begin an exercise program. Is this site one that will assist me?. Thanks again, Joe DiGiovanni

  3. Sharon says:

    Ever since i had my daughter, i’ve started feeling extraordinarily cold (doctors say its some hormonal change or something) so winters for me are the least active time of year. But this short yet robust routine definitely seems doable. Am definitely going to try this. Thanks

  4. Wonderful article and helpful tips. These tips should be implemented. They will immensely help to strengthen the body.

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  7. Wow! This is what I am looking for. I thought that i’ve been doing my workout right but this is much better and perfect though!