Nicole Esplin

School starts in less than two weeks for Elon students.  Whether you’re a casual or a competitive athlete, you probably want to begin school in shape and looking fit after summer.  Over the summer working at cross country camp, one of my friends showed me this quick, full body workout that strengthens and tightens your arms, abs, and legs…and takes less than 10 minutes!

The workout consists of three simple exercises: Crunches (or sit-ups), squats, and pushups.  Start with 10 reps of each exercise, and then work down (9 reps of each exercise, 8, 7, 6, etc, all the way to 1).  The key to make this workout effective is to complete every rep, and make sure there is little to no rest time between sets.

By the end, you will have done 50 pushups, 50 sit-ups, and 50 squats…do this 3 times a week, and you’ll notice a difference in your tone and performance.