I have time constraints. It’s hard to get 40 consecutive minutes to exercise. If you’re in a similar predicament, or just want a bodyweight routine to follow, this post is for you.

This is how it looks (click to open Google Docs Spreadsheet):


I don’t count reps or sets, though typically do three sets of each exercise, sometimes in a circuit. I try to follow all the principles of Systema Breathing, particularly staying relaxed. My body has been feeling very good. My workouts are never longer than 25 minutes. At about five days a week, I’m getting around 2 hours of specific exercise time. Very doable, but you have to claim the time.

It doesn’t take a lot of exercise to learn how to use your body and to build a degree of strength well beyond that of the average population. It doesn’t take a lot of time either. Less than one percent of your week, assuming you attempt to live a relatively active life (Bruce Lee Bare Bones Fitness stuff).

Physical training is a very important component of life, but it should complement your other important works and not be an all-consuming ego gratification pursuit.