A Morning Workout For People Who Hate Mornings
Starting your morning with a bit of movement is a great way to get your body and mind prepared for the day ahead. If you aren’t really a morning person or just want to ease into a morning workout routine, a quick and simple bodyweight circuit is definitely the way to go. One of the best parts about the following circuit is the fact that you can squeeze it in between brushing your teeth and hopping in the shower. For this workout, complete each move for the required number of reps before moving to the next. Repeat the circuit 2-3 times before starting your day.
Wall sit: Stand with your back pressed against the wall. Keeping your abs contracted, slide down the wall into a squat position with your thighs parallel to the ground. Hold for 30-90 seconds, then return to your starting position. Bonus points for brushing your teeth during this exercise!
Bicycle crunches: Lie down on your back and put your hands behind your head with your elbows out wide. Lift your legs and shoulders slightly off the floor. Bring your right knee toward your chest as your left elbow crosses your body to meet your knee. Return your leg to a straight position as you bring your left elbow back to its starting position. Repeat using your left leg and right elbow to complete one rep. 20 Reps.
Lunges: Stand straight up with your feet about shoulder width apart. Take a large step backward and lower your body until your front and back knees are both at a 90 degree angle. Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle and your back knee doesn’t touch the floor. Push yourself back up, keeping your weight in your heels. Repeat with the other leg to complete one rep. 20 Reps.
Push ups: Get into plank position with your hands a little wider than shoulder width apart. Your legs and torso should form a straight line. Slowly lower your chest to the floor before pushing your palms into the ground to return to your original position. That’s one rep. 10 Reps.
This simple morning workout uses your body weight for resistance, which makes it easy to complete just about anywhere. Whether you’re at home or on the road, making time for fitness is always a good idea.