Good morning, all!
What’s up on your workout agenda today? Not sure? What if you had an easy 7-minute workout?
No worries, we have a quick fix for that! Check out this video for a great 7-minute workout to get your day started off on the right foot. Not a fan of such a short workout? Check out the other ideas below and get ready to sweat!
Check out one of my favorite total body workouts - the 7-Minute Workout.
Do each exercise with as much intensity as possible for 30 seconds each. Rest for 5 seconds in between each exercise. Repeat the circuit 2-3 times with a 1-minute rest in between.
1. Jumping Jack
It's a gym classic—but you've gotta move fast! Stand with feet hip-width apart. Jump feet open as you raise arms up to form an X. Jump feet back together as you lower arms to sides.
2. Wall Sit
Stand with back to the wall. Walk feet away from the wall as you slide back down the wall, lowering body until hips, knees, and ankles are at 90-degree angles. Engage core to keep low back pressed against the wall.
Start in high plank, wrists under shoulders, core engaged. Lower chest to floor, keeping legs, hips, and back in a straight line. Press into palms to lift back up.
Lie faceup on floor with knees bent and arms reaching straight out. Press low back into the floor and engage core to lift shoulder blades up off the floor and slightly forward.
Stand facing chair (or stool) and lift right foot onto the seat. Press into the heel of the right foot to lift your body weight onto the chair, balancing on right leg. Slowly lower back down to the floor. Switch legs and repeat. Continue to alternate.
Stand with feet just wider than hip width, hips stacked over knees, knees over ankles. Hinge at hips then send hips back and bend knees to lower body. Keep chest lifted and lower to at least 90 degrees. Rise and repeat. For more details on how to squat, click here.
7. Triceps Dip
Sit on edge of a chair and place hands on edge just outside of hips. Walk feet out a few steps, slide butt off the chair, and straighten arms. Bend elbows and lower body until arms are bent at about 90 degrees. Press down into the chair to return to starting position.
Start with 30 seconds and work your way up.
Here are some other great ways to burn calories and tone your entire body.
- A hot & sweaty yoga class that MOVES!
- A 30 minute run, jog, or power walk with 10 one minute “all out” sprints mixed in.
- A total body fitness class that incorporates cardio intervals, body weight and resistance training work, core work, balance and flexibility exercises.
- If you’re stuck at home this morning, that’s not an excuse not to move. Get your workout shoes on and use the stairs for cardio, dance your butt off to your favorite tunes, use the kitchen sink for squats and pushups, the floor for plank holds and more pushups and core work. Get creative!
- Check out YouTube for an unlimited supply of interval training style workouts.
- Do you own a jump rope, hula hoop, one set of dumb bells and a piece of side-walk-chalk? Imagine the possibilities and make them a reality!