Push-Ups, Jumping Jacks and Crunches

Repeat cycles of these exercises until 20 minutes is up.

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 crunches
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 push-ups

Legs and Abs

Repeat cycles of these exercises until 20 minutes is up.

  • 20 squats, 20 crunches, 20 alternating lunges (10 for each leg)
  • 15 wide-stance squats, hold a plank for 15 seconds, then do 15 alternating lunges
  • 10 squats, 10 bicycle crunches, 10 alternating lunges
  • 5 wide-stance squats, 5 leg raises, 5 alternating lunges

Swimming, Running or Walking

How much swimming, running or walking can you do in 20 minutes? Give it a try!

What about sprinting intervals? Try the following interval sets for 20 minutes at a time. Once you get going, mix the work-rest intervals up any way you’d like! Remember, sprinting is running as fast as you possibly can!

  • Sprint for 30 seconds
  • Jog or walk for 1 minute (60 seconds)

OR

  • Sprint for 45 seconds
  • Jog or walk for 45 seconds

Modified Spartan Run

  • Run ¼ of a mile (1 loop around a track)
  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 crunches
  • Run ¼ of a mile (1 loop around a track)
  • 5 push-ups
  • 5 crunches
  • Run ¼ of a mile (1 loop around a track)
  • 3 push-ups
  • 3 crunches
  • Run ¼ of a mile (1 loop around a track)

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