In our busy lives, our workouts are usually what fall to the bottom of the priority list. How do we get back into the routine of working out? Do a workout first thing in the morning when you wake up. That way it’s out of the way and checked off your to-do list, giving you a little pep in your step for the rest of the day! These routine exercises will boost your metabolism, so you can feel the effects for the next 24 hours. Here are some of our favorite moves to do right out of bed!
Equipment needed: None
Total Time: 7 minutes
What to Do
Do each exercise below for 30 seconds, then move onto the next. When you have finished all the exercises, repeat with no break! If you are unfamiliar with an exercise, make sure to watch the video before starting.
1. Jumping Jacks – Workout Tutorial
As you jump and extend your legs, bring your arms up above your head simultaneously. Make sure to keep your torso tight and stay in rhythm.
2. Plank – Workout Tutorial
Lying parallel to the ground resting on your elbows with your arms in front of you, be straight as a board. There is no movement in this exercise – just holding it.
3. Glute Kickback – Workout Tutorial
Support yourself on your elbows and knees. Lift one knee off the floor and drive your heel into the air, then come back to the starting position. Continue to repeat while alternating legs.
4. Pushups – Workout Tutorial
Support yourself with your arms about shoulder width apart. Keeping core tight and straight, lower yourself to the ground with your arms and push yourself back to starting position. Repeat.
5. Burpees – Workout Tutorial
With feet shoulder-width apart, squat down and place hands about 6-12 inches in front of your toes. Thrust legs back so that you are in a pushup position. Next thrust legs forward into position about 6-12 inches behind your hands. Finally, explode upward jumping as high as you can into the air. Repeat.
6. Bicycle crunches – Workout Tutorial
Lying on your back lift knees so they are hovering about your pelvis and put hands behind your head. Extend one leg forward, while touching your other knee with the opposing elbow. Repeat for each leg.
7. Scissor jumps – Workout Tutorial
Assume lunge position. Jump extending both legs straight into the air landing in the opposing lunge position. Repeat.