These 5 Workouts Are Perfect For Busy Weekday Mornings

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Let’s face it, on weekday mornings, it’s tough enough not to press the snooze button two or three (or more) times before rolling out of bed, then get ready for work and eat breakfast before heading out the door. It’s hard to imagine adding anything else into a morning routine, but the truth is, it’s super important to devote a few minutes to physical activity each day to keep you feeling healthy and energized to take on the day ahead. Because we understand that time is limited in the morning, here are five workouts that are quick and easy, yet guaranteed to produce those much-needed exercise endorphins!

1. Tone It Up

Tone It Up workouts are a personal favorite of our team because they are quick, effective and easy to do at home. Our top 3 favorite videos are: Pump It Up Quick, Bikini Series, LOVE your booty.

2. Yoga

A nice little yoga session is the perfect way to start a busy day. It will make your mind and body feel centered and strong. Caitlin is a big fan of the Prenatal Morning Yoga Routine by Sarah Beth Yoga .

3. Old School 8-Minute Abs

This video may feel ancient (we know you’ll get a kick out of it), but this is one of Annie’s old go-to 8-Minute Abs workouts!

4. The “Lazy Getting Ready” Workout

This one comes courtesy of Abby. Stretch as you yawn and get out of bed, then throw in a set of crunches. While you are getting ready in the morning, do walking lunges as you do your “routine” around the house and squats as you are brushing your teeth, making breakfast and doing your makeup.

5. Kara’s 5-Minute Morning Workout

Kara’s husband, Michael Stout, who is a fitness instructor, put together this 5-minute morning workout for her and now she’s sharing it with you! This quick workout really does help wake you up and gets your heart rate up and blood flowing. It’s great to jump-start the metabolism and quickly tone up!

Wall Push-Ups – 1 minute

  • Stand 2 to 3 feet away from the wall
  • Place your hands on the wall wider than shoulder width
  • Bend your elbows into the push-up
  • Push your body away from the wall
  • Repeat

Squats – 1 minute

  • Stand tall with your feet pointed forward and a little more than shoulder-width apart
  • Squat down until your knees reach a 90-degree angle
  • Press through your heels and stand up tall (heel raise to modify)
  • Repeat

Mountain Climbers – 30 seconds

  • Start in push-up position
  • Bring the right knee up to the right elbow/shoulder
  • Bring the right knee back into push-up position
  • Bring the left knee up to the left elbow/shoulder
  • Bring the left knee back into push-up position
  • Repeat

Donkey Kicks – 1 minute (30 seconds each leg)

  • Start on all fours
  • Lift your right leg back with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle and foot flat
  • Press your foot toward the ceiling and squeeze at the top of the lift
  • Bring the leg back down to starting position
  • Repeat

Mountain Climbers – 30 seconds

  • Start in push-up position
  • Bring the right knee up to the right elbow/shoulder
  • Bring the right knee back into push-up position
  • Bring the left knee up to the left elbow/shoulder
  • Bring the left knee back into push-up position
  • Repeat

Tricep Dips – 1 minute

  • Begin seated on the edge of a chair or stable surface
  • Place your hands on the edge of the surface (can be the front or side) making sure your hands are shoulder-width apart
  • Slide off of the surface and slowly drop down with your arms supporting the dip (3-6 inches)
  • Keep your elbows parallel with each other and press back up to starting position
  • Repeat

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Looking for more workout inspiration? Check out: Our 20-Minute At-Home Summer Workout // 13 YouTube Workouts To Try At Home // 10 Must-Have Items For An At-Home Workout

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