by Jessica Smith for SHAPE.com
Whether you want to squeeze in a workout on your lunch hour or just don't want to wreck an amazing blowout, there are times when a super-sweaty gym session just won't do. But that doesn't mean you have to skip your workout altogether! When it comes to exercise, more sweat doesn't mean better results. Here are three of our favorite routines that offer plenty of benefits but won't leave you drenched.
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Stay slim, sculpted, and sane with this routine!1. Slim, sculpted, and sane: This plan combines deep breathing with hard-hitting strength moves to give you a total-body (and mind) workout in just 7 minutes. Try this sequence whenever your stress level is sky-high to relieve tension, focus your energy, and sculpt a strong, sexy body. All you need is a mat so you can do it almost anywhere!
Try the 5-minute abs workout today.2. The 5-minute abs workout: Can't get too sweaty and tight on time? Ditch that double whammy of an excuse and make it an abs-centric day with this super-short belly blaster. It may be brief, but you'll feel the burn-we promise!
Resistance stretching is great for sweat-free days.3. Resistance stretching: Sweat-free days are a great opportunity to focus on flexibility. And with resistance stretching, which is all the rage among elite athletes, you can build strength at the same time.
"[Resistance stretching] is an excellent way to increase strength while improving range of motion, reducing injury, and avoiding excess muscle mass gain," says Michael Schiemer, B.S., CPT, and owner of Frugal Fitness. Even better, it needs no equipment!