Quick Morning Exercises

February 24, 2016

Start your day off right with an effective a.m. workout that kicks your body into gear with these quick morning exercises!  

Quick Morning Exercises

Sure, coffee may give you an energy boost, but with a morning workout, it’ll boost your energy and metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories throughout the day. Get your morning routine started with these quick morning exercises!   Stretch Sit-Up   quick morning exercises     To activate your muscles, you need to incorporate stretching in your quick morning exercises so you don’t pull any muscles during your workout. To start the stretch sit-up, lie on the floor with legs together and straight out with your arms extended on the floor overhead. Stretch your arms up, engaging your core as you sit up. Try to touch your toes once you’ve reached a full bend in hips. Then return to the beginning. This not only stretches out your muscles, but it helps activate your core without stressing them out.   Sumo Squat to Side Crunch   sumo squat   With this double-duty move, you can sculpt your legs, butt, and hips while slimming your waist.  The fact that you can do this all at once, this move is a must to include in your morning exercises. Just simply stand tall with your feet slightly wider than hip width, toes and knees turned out. Make sure to place hands behind your head, then bend your knees and lower into a sumo squat. Try to drop hips as low as you can without buckling your knees forward. As you start to stand up, raise your right knee up toward your right elbow and do a side crunch. Immediately repeat, alternating sides.   Rocking Horse   quick morning exercises   Strengthen your lower body with the Lunge Rocking Horse. Stretch the hamstrings and calves by doing a reverse lunge with right leg back, reaching right fingertips to the floor and the left arm back to start. Stand and bring right foot up to meet left – kick left leg forward, hands in fists. Return to start and switch sides.   Lying Knee Twist and Tuck quick morning exercises   The Lying Knee Twist and Tuck is the perfect workout to add in your morning exercise if you are looking to stretch your lower back. This move also challenges your abdominal muscles. What you need to do is lie face-up with your arms extended straight out from your shoulders, palms facing down. Bend your knees and hips 90 degrees. While keeping both shoulder blades pressed into the group, brace your abs in tight. Slowly lower your legs to the right without touch the ground. Finally, slowly lift your legs back up to center, tucking your knees into your chest. Repeat by alternating sides.   Side Plank   quick morning exercises   To end your workout, add in this total-body-blaster, the side plank. Begin in standard plank position, making sure to pull your legs together so that your heels touch. If you want to make it easier, you can widen your legs. Rotate your torso to the left, lifting left arm off the floor and extending it straight up toward the ceiling. Return to the start position and repeat on the other side.

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