Most of us have the option of going to the gym at two points in the day: before work, or after work. Both of these timeframes are peak hours, which means the crowd is virtually unbearable. Locker rooms: crowded. Showers: crowded. Dumbbell rack: crowded. Benches: crowded... and sweaty.

You get the point. Your mood is affected, your workouts suffer, and results can dwindle. Not to mention, everyone looks at you like you're a jerk if you're trying to do a superset or a circuit.

Now, we're not saying boycott the gym. That would be silly. But maybe it's time to get some air and take a break. These 8 workouts are quick, effective, and you don't even need to leave the comfort of your own home.

Set up a little work station away from the couch, and get to it.

Each workout has been developed by registered dietician and personal trainer Tim McComsey, an expert contributor to HUMANFITPROJECT.

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1. Lower-Body Emphasis

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests between. Rest 60 Seconds. Repeat 3x.

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Body Weight Squats
  • Incline Pushups
  • Plank
  • Reverse Lunges - Alternating
  • Superman

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.

2. More Pushups

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between. Rest 60 Seconds. Repeat 3x.

  • Butt Kicks in Place
  • Side Lunge
  • Close Grip Pushups
  • Star Jumps
  • Bridge
  • Plank to Pushups

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.
 

3. Weights and Plyos

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between. Rest 45 Seconds. Repeat 3x.

  • Side Hops
  • 2 Arm Alternating Dumbbell Row
  • DB Deadlifts
  • DB Jump Squats
  • Pushups with DBs
  • Leap Frogs
  • Band Shoulder Press

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.
 

4. Rapid-Fire Plyos

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between. Rest 60 Seconds. Repeat 3x.

  • Ice Skaters
  • Jump Squats
  • Russian Twists
  • Walking Lunges
  • Pushups with Twist
  • Knee Tuck Jumps
  • Bicycles

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.

 

5. The Killer Burpee

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between. Rest 60 Seconds. Repeat 3x.

  • High Knees in Place
  • Pushups
  • Burpees
  • V-Crunch
  • Pile Squat
  • Side Plank Up/Downs

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.
 

6. A Mix of Everything

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between. Rest 60 Seconds. Repeat 3x

  • Side to Side Hops
  • 2-Arm Alternating Dumbbell Row
  • Dumbbell Deadlift
  • Dumbbell Jump Squat
  • Dumbbell Pushup
  • Leap Frogs
  • Band Shoulder Press

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.
 

7. Bands and Bodyweight

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between. Rest 60 Seconds. Repeat 3x.

  • Band Squat to Overhead Press
  • Side to Side Hops
  • Band Alternating Chest Press
  • Weighted Walking Lunge with Twist
  • Split Squat Jumps
  • Swiss Ball Roll-In
  • Squat Star Jumps

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.
 

8. Doubling Up

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with minimal rests in between.
Rest 60 Seconds.  Repeat 3x.

  • Mountain Climber
  • Dumbbell Renegade Row
  • Dumbbell Split Squat
  • Split Squat Jumps
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raise with Squat
  • Dumbbell Cross Punching

WATCH a video demonstration of this workout here.

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The 8-Week Bulk Up Program
The Redemption Workout Program

DON'T FORGET:
Download the latest update to The 21-Day Shred app for iOS devices. If you're an Android user, get a copy of the PDF.