How to Get a Full Body Workout Done in Only 45 Minutes

Busy college student with many priorities on your plate, but enjoy working out, like myself? Well, here is how to get a workout involving cardio, arms, legs, and core down in forty-five minutes! *Disclaimer I am not an expert. I have just found a workout routine I recently like and want to give some inspiration.*

1. Cardio: Treadmill or Bike

Treadmill: Two minute warm-up at walking speed. Run until minute eighteen increasing your speed every few minutes. Do a two-minute cooldown. 

Bike: Two minute warm-up at level 1. Raise to level 3 until minute eighteen. Cool down for two minutes.

2. Arms

Biceps curls: For beginners start with ten to fifteen-pound weights. Do two sets with ten reps. 

Overhead triceps extension: Again, for beginners start with ten or fifteen-pound weights. Do two sets with ten reps.

Triceps Dips: Do two sets with ten reps. This also works your legs.

Pushups: Again, do one to two sets with ten reps. This also helps your core.

3. Legs

Lunges: Ten on each leg with normal lunges and then try lateral lunges with ten to twenty on each leg.

Squats with a barbell: For beginners, the barbell should weigh about twenty to thirty pounds. Do two sets with ten reps. 

Inner Thigh Lifts: Do twenty to twenty-five on each leg.

4. Core

Thirty seconds to one minute plank. 

Crunches: First do twenty-five with your feet planted on the ground. This works your upper abs. Next, do twenty-five crunches with your legs bent in the air. That works on your lower abs. Lastly, do twenty-five crunches with your legs straight up in the air. This also works on your lower abs. Bicycle crunches are also great. 

Lying Leg Raises: Do two sets with ten reps. 

Mountain Climbers: Do fifteen on each leg.

The more someone workouts, the more they find workouts they like. This is a personal favorite and it does not have to be followed exactly. I switch it up sometimes, depending on how I am feeling and time aloud. Trying to squeeze in a workout before or after class is tricky, but forty-five minutes to an hour is the perfect amount of time. These are just some ideas on how to get a full-body workout in that amount of time.