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    Hi there, I am a very busy father and don’t have a lot of time on my hands so I can only usually fit in two or three exercises at the most. Are there a group of workouts that specifically are focused on short time management? I have noticed that most of the workouts have around six exercises in them. That is a little too much for me with my available limited time. Any suggestions?

    #2
    You could try this which are all the challenges (or just get them from the Challenges tab here!), or you could download the (free) FitTap Darebee app which just gives you a random exercise to do and you can select as many as you have time for. I don't know how much time you have, but I think for most of the workouts at levels 1 and 2, you could probably do 3 sets in 10 minutes or so. There is nothing stopping you from doing just one set, either, if that's all you can fit in. I suggest you think about what sort of exercise you want to be doing, and see what you can find that fits the bill. The workouts can be filtered, and that's really handy. Have a look around, consider what time you have and what can be fit in where and when. If you have any other questions, just ask. Someone's always happy to help.

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      #3
      You could also consider doing only one set of a workout. Do the 5 exercises but only once. Alternatively if you filter in level 2 workout, as they probably wouldn't take very long because the exercises tend to be easier.

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        #4
        I recommend you two programs, Ten (ten minutes a day) and Totals (count reps, but do along the day, it's not important to do them in one sitting). I've done parts of Ten and it's easy.

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          #5
          The 100 Office Workouts are good to go when you do not have time and space. Some that aren't in the collection that come to the top of my head are these. I've done Hotel quite a lot, and it can take a total amount of 15 minutes, depending on your resting time:



          You can find them going through the filters on the workouts tab. Workouts that are max at the level 2 difficulty or are Classic rather than Circuit are usually the ones that don't take long.

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            #6
            I second the Totals program and something akin to what CaptainCanuck posted. I used to chose one program that caught my fancy and did one set whenever I had time and felt like it. Worked pretty well. The level 1 and 2 programs are especially good for this. Depending how fast you are, you can even bang out two complete days of Zero Hero in a few minutes. That's probably not how the program was intended, but eh.

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              #7
              These are all great suggestion, however, I was looking for something more along the lines of building muscle and strength with only doing 2 or 3 exercises. I am looking for something a little more intense to focus on different regions of my body but does not have to be a lot of different exercises

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                #8
                Originally posted by djmicaiah View Post
                I was looking for something more along the lines of building muscle and strength with only doing 2 or 3 exercises.
                Pull-ups or australian pull-ups, push-ups and squat are all you need

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by djmicaiah View Post
                  These are all great suggestion, however, I was looking for something more along the lines of building muscle and strength with only doing 2 or 3 exercises. I am looking for something a little more intense to focus on different regions of my body but does not have to be a lot of different exercises
                  Look into Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade. It focuses on the "big six" for muscle building and might be exactly what you're looking for. Big Six, as in, squats, push-ups, pull-ups, leg raises and (later) bridges and handstand push-ups. Kind of what Fremen already mentioned

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