The Morning Warm up RoutineBy J.R.Rosania
So, you wake up and have a full day ahead of you. Part of your day includes a cardio or weight workout. You want to start the day off right, warmed up and ready to go at it. One of the best things we can do before we get our day going is to get our body going. The benefits of this routine is to kick start our metabolism and warm up our muscles and joints before we run out of the house. We will burn more calories thru out the day and be ready for the day's activities.
The following exercises will do just that. Start with jumping jacks. Perform 3 sets of 30 seconds. Next perform 3 sets of 10-20 reps on the following exercises:
From knees or from the toes, keep you body position straight and lower your body to the floor to a 90 degree elbow bend and push back to a locked elbow position. crunches....
Lying on your back with knees slightly bent and arms behind head, slowly raise upward while crunching you abdominal muscles. Slower lower to the floor and repeat. full sit ups.....Lying on you back with your knees bent and arms across your chest, raise you entire upper body off the floor toward your knees, slowly lower back down to the floor and repeat movement.
From a standing position and feet about shoulder with, slowly lower into a sitting position and until your legs come to a 45 degree angle. Reverse movement and raise back up to a standing position and repeat.
From a standing position, take one step forward and lower body to a 90 degree angle in the forward leg. Push back up from that position to a standing position and alternate legs.
These exercises will kick start your body and get you on you way to an energy filled day.