8 MINUTE MORNING WORKOUT ROUTINE


Mornings are, to put it bluntly, hell for some of us. The sound of the alarm clock violently ringing in our ears rips us out of rest and puts us instantly in a bad mood. Worst of all, we’re completely aware of being in a bad mood, but believe we’re powerless to stop it.




We have to wait until the mood burns off and hope we don’t do anything we’ll regret later. It really doesnt have to be like this though you can easily boost your mood in the morning with a simple workout that will help you lose weight and wake you up, starting off your day in a different direction.

This morning workout contains 6 exercises. You can even do this in the am routine 3 to 4 times through for a 12 to 16 minute workout

Jumping jacks

Stand with your legs together and your arms down at your sides. Keeping your arms and legs straight, separate your legs about 3 feet and raise your hands above your head in one jumping motion. Return to starting position


PUSHUP

Start in a traditional push up starting position, your feet a couple of inches apart and your arms directly under your shoulders. Keep your abs tight and drop your body straight down bending just your arms. Go back to the starting position.


 Sit-ups

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Lie flat on your back with your knees slightly bent and legs fixed. Lock your hands together behind your head. Breathe out while elevating your upper body until it creates a V-shape with your thighs. Wait for a second, then lower your upper body back down, inhaling. This is one rep.






Mountain Climbers

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Start with a plank position. Move your right knee to your chest and put it back. Repeat this with your left knee. 30-60 seconds repetition will be perfect.


Bicycle Crunch

From the starting position, keep your right leg extended so that it is hovering above the floor, and bring your left knee into your chest. Immediately after you’ve brought your left knee to your chest, extend your left leg completely so that it is straight and hovering above the floor.  Bring your right knee into your chest (in a pedaling motion.) While your legs are pedaling, incorporate a twist in the upper body, meeting the knee at your chest with the opposite elbow (e.g. as you bring your left knee to your chest, twist your upper body to the right so that your right elbow touches your left knee.)


Plank

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Get into a press-up position. Bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms. Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles. Suck your belly button into your spine to engage your core. Hold in this position for a few seconds, and prolong this with time, as you are more experienced.




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