How To Boost Your Metabolism In 10 Minutes

How To Boost Your Metabolism In 10 Minutes

Can you boost your metabolism in 10 minutes?

TGIF, my lovelies!  Another work week come and gone!  I’m linking up with Jill Conyers today for Fitness Friday!  I don’t know about you, but I think Friday is a great day to do something different (and maybe slightly more time friendly) when it comes to sweating.  Plus, Friday night is for happy hours and takeaways, so why not give your body a fat burning boost first thing?  You can increase your metabolic burn up to 250 calories in just 10 minutes.  That’s not even the best part, no, the best part is, any continued aerobic activity you do for the rest of the day (flights of stairs, running to catch the bus, etc.) will speed up your metabolism and keep you in the aerobic zone burning fat calories!

Tabata is a great way to get your heart rate, and calorie burn up, and it’s a SUPER time saver.  I give a more in-depth explanation of the scientific studies on Tabata training on my Tabata Jump Rope Workout post (another fun, fast, and effective workout)!

All you need for this circuit is 10 minutes and your wonderful, fabulous self.  While you don’t need any equipment or much time for this workout, you do need to bring intention and intensity to get the most out of it!  Body weight exercises can be just as effective as lifting weights when it comes to building and maintaining muscle mass, an essential component of maintaining a higher metabolism.

This workout circuit can be found on Fitwirr a fantastic website dedicated to keeping health and fitness simple!

This circuit is a total of 10 minutes and includes:

3 Minute Warm-up

4 Minutes Work

3 Minute Cool Down

Grab your timer and get moving!



Tabata workouts are fast paced and intense.  Always remember to maintain perfect form while performing these steps, work within a threshold for your particular fitness level, and modify any moves if they are above your level (such as a squat jump).

It is also important that your physician clears you before performing this or any other kind of workout on Beets Per Minute.  

Do you like Tabata style workouts?  What’s your favorite quick and effective workout?







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  1. April 3, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I admit I was skeptical when I saw the 250 cal for 10 minute claim. Then I read further and saw tabata. I have done tabata session before and they truly deliver a butt-kicking workout! I haven’t done one in a while – will have to add some back in to my repetoire when I am time crunched but need to get in a strength session.Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin
      April 3, 2015 / 10:18 am

      Hi Kelli! I don’t recommend tabata more than once or twice a week since it’s taxing, but I like to get one in before the weekend and they are great for increasing strength! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. April 3, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your workout!

    I don’t do Tabata very often but every time I do I love it and I wonder why I don’t do it more often. Pinning your workout to share 🙂

    • Erin
      April 3, 2015 / 11:44 am

      Thank you so much, Jill! I love getting them in once or twice a week, they’re so effective and keep you energized! 🙂

  3. April 3, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    I love tabata workouts. Where I teach, every Tuesday is a tabata Tuesday. It’s a great workout and I love being able to push myself for those 20 seconds. You can do anything for 20 seconds!

    • Erin
      April 3, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Haha I know you’re not that far into the season of Kimmy Schmidt but there’s a bit about doing anything for 10 seconds and I swear doing this tabata workout I could hear that in my head lol!

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