How to spend only 10 minutes in the gym and get results, according to Joel Dahmen

January 15, 2020
Joel Dahmen explains how he would spend 10 minutes in the gym...if he had to.

With January 2020 well underway, you’re probably striving to stay committed to those New Year’s resolutions you’ve made. One of the most popular of these resolutions is to get in shape, go to the gym, exercise more — you get the idea.

If you have limited time to spare or you don’t even know where to start at a big gym, you have more in common with Joel Dahmen than you think.

“I’m like the typical person who wants to workout January 1 every year, but they go into the gym and they don’t know what they’re doing,” Dahmen said. “And they’re in there for an hour and a half and they don’t accomplish anything. That’s me.”

Lucky for you, Dahmen’s avoidance of the gym means he knows exactly how to fit in a quick sweat session that doesn’t require stepping foot in a gym or using any equipment.

“You could do a lot by doing a circuit of push-ups, sit-ups, some jumping jacks or burpees.” Dahmen advises. “If you just rotated through four or five of those very simple things, I think you’d be pretty impressed with yourself in a couple months.”

While Dahmen is a self-professed novice when it comes to the gym, his workout makes sense.

A circuit of bodyweight exercises that don’t require any equipment means you can fit it in anytime, anywhere. What’s more, the exercises he recommends will help strengthen all the major muscle groups that are involved in the golf swing. That means that with a simple circuit, you’ve stuck to your New Year’s resolution and are on the road to a stronger golf body.

There are a few things to love about Dahmen’s advice including the fact that circuit workouts are infinitely customizable. You can easily keep it interesting by adding in air squats, planks, mountain climbers and other exercises so you’ll never get bored.

Another perk of his suggested exercise regimen — it’s free. If you stick to bodyweight exercises, you don’t need any equipment or an expensive gym membership.

Next time you’re trying to squeeze a workout in, try this: 5 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 15 air squats, and 30 jumping jacks. Rotate through these exercises as many times as possible in 10 minutes. You’ll be well on your way to improving your health and your game.

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