Robert Irvine’s Time Saving Workout

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Time Saving Workout – Blast Calories

You seriously got to love a time-saving workout. They make for the perfect, between chore routines that get your blood pumping and you crushing calories. The popular Chef Robert Irvine stops by to give us these killer at-home workouts! Check out his time-saving workout by Robert Irvine below and his upcoming book as well – Fit Fuel!

At-Home, Time Saving Workout by Robert Irvine

time-saving-calorie-crushing-workoutGet more time-saving workouts like this, plus Robert’s own full training program, recipes, and more, in his new book Fit Fuel: A Chef’s Guide To Eating Well, Getting Fit, and Living Your Best Life available at Amazon and

Workout Directions

After a general cardio warmup (brisk walk or light jog), set a timer for 10 minutes and perform the following exercises as a circuit, resting as little as possible between moves.

Record how many total rounds you were able to perform and save the number as your score for future reference.

At the end of 10 minutes, perform a plank to failure, recording the total time you were able to hold the plank.

Cool down with 5-10 minutes of light cardio and stretching.

Exercise                               Reps

  • Bodyweight Squat:       20
  • Diamond Pushup:        15
  • Bent-over Row*:           10

*Can be performed with a barbell, dumbbells, elastic bands, or a heavy household item like a loaded storage container.

Time Saving Workout

Bodyweight Squat:

Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and both hands in front of you or behind your head. Squat low to the ground, making sure your thighs get at least parallel to the floor. Engage your glutes as you stand back up.

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Diamond Pushup:

Get into a pushup position with your hands so close that you can touch your opposite thumbs and forefingers to each other; the space in the middle will be in the shape of a diamond. Lower your upper body to the floor, then push up forcefully with your pecs and triceps.

Time Saving Workout Robert Irvine

Bent-over Row:

Stand holding a loaded barbell with a double overhand grip. Bend over so that your torso is leaning forward at a 45-degree angle with the barbell hanging at your knees. Keeping your back flat, row the barbell to the base of your sternum. Hold it there for a beat, then slowly return to the starting position. If you don’t have a barbell, you can substitute it with dumbbells, elastic bands, or a heavy household item.

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Lie facedown on the floor, propping your body up on your toes and elbows. Keep your core muscles tight to keep your body stable and in a straight line. Hold for as long as you can. When your form starts to break down—i.e., when your hips sag or you need to cheat them into a pike position, the set is over.


What a great time saving workout you can implement right at home!

Give it a try today and get started with this time-saving workout!

Current host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, previous host of Dinner: Impossible and author of the upcoming book, Fit Fuel: A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well and Living Your Best Life.
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