The morning is a fantastic time to work out. Even a very quick morning workout will get you energized ready for the day ahead, kick start your metabolism, and boost your powers of concentration when you are at work.
This amazing 7 day workout, designed just for beginners, is ideal for helping to ease you in to the routine of starting the day with a workout. Follow the easy schedule below and by the end of the week you will feel more powerful, energized and toned than you did at the start. You do not need to start on a Monday, you could start today!
Start the workout with some stretches to limber up, paying particular attention to your legs. After a minute or two of stretching, move in to some squats: try and do 10 squats at this preliminary stage, then shake your legs out and rest for half a minute. Now, follow up with 20 walking lunges. Rest for 30 seconds, and repeat. Don’t forget to stretch and shake your body out for 30 seconds or so afterward. We’re going to assume from now on that you will start and finish each workout with an appropriate stretch so won’t include it specifically in the rest of the schedule.
Today, we’ll be concentrating on the legs again, building strength and flexibility at the same time. Let’s go! Alternate between 10 leg lifts and 10 toe touches, pausing for breath for 30 seconds in between each one if you need to.
Now, we move on to the hips. Try and do 5 plank push-ups (these can be hard for beginners, so take your time) followed by 5 hip twists. Rest, and repeat. Try and do this combination of 5 push ups and 5 hip twists at least 3 times in the 10 minute session.
Get that heart pumping with a minute of mountain climbers followed by a minute of walking lunges. Rest for 30 seconds if required, then try and repeat the combo at least two more times.
Mix things up with 10 alternating reverse lunges followed by 10 squats. Repeat at least two more times.
Repeat the regime for Day 2 (leg lifts and toe touches), but try and do more repetitions, more quickly this time. You may be surprised at how much stronger you have gotten already!
Time for more push-ups and plank hip-twists. This is basically the regime for Day 3, so (again) try and perform more of those moves, more quickly. Really push yourself as today is the last day!
Want to know how to perform all or any of these moves?
Plank Hip Twists
Alternating Reverse Lunges