No time to exercise? Let this low-impact, bodyweight, full-body workout change your mind

Want to burn some calories but can't be bothered to go for a run? Try this 10-minute no-jump cardio workout instead

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You're busy; we're busy – everyone's busy. That shouldn't stop you from exercising, though, since thousands of fast and effective workouts are available to try to get and stay fit. Look at this no-jump, no-repeat bodyweight home exercise routine: it's quick, will get you sweating and won't bother the neighbours, either.

Full-body workouts come in many shapes and sizes; some are long and use home gym equipment like barbells and dumbbells, while others are short and sweet and require nothing more than a bit of willpower. The best full-body workout sits between the two: it has significant muscle-building potential and uses only five exercises. Others, like the best push-pull-legs routine, are a bit more elaborate but allow you to work out almost daily.

This 10-minute, no-repeat full-body workout uses bodyweight exercises only and will get you to do each movement for 45 seconds, followed by a 15-second rest. The low-impact nature means you can potentially skip the warm-up, although we'd recommend not doing so – stretching is beneficial for mobility, general well-being and more. You won't need any equipment, but we'd suggest using an exercise or yoga mat for added comfort. The exercises featured in this workout are:

  • Ice skaters
  • Squat into alternating reverse lunge
  • Modified burpee (no jump)
  • Bicycle crunch
  • Crab knee/toe touches
  • Sit-ups with punches
  • Plank rotation
  • Squat with alternating knee drive/toe touch
  • Modified pp and overs (no jump)
  • Standing oblique twists with knee drive/toe-touch

We're sure you're hungry for more full-body workout content after you try this one, so here are a few suggestions to get you started. If you have a home weight at hand, you must give this 6-move dumbbell full-body blast a try. Prefer kettlebells over dumbbells? No problem! Here's a 15-minute beginner-friendly full-body workout instead. Finally, you mustn't miss this 4-move, 2-dumbbell full-body sesh' that helps build and maintain muscle.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.