5 Minute Routine That Can Replace Your Morning Coffee
Mornings can be tough. As much as we are glad that we are alive and well, we are usually half asleep and stumbling to get our day started. Most of us start the day with coffee, tea, or a failed lab experiment….. I mean pre-workout, which help out initially, but may cause a ‘crash’ after which leads you to drinking your second serving of caffeine. I’m here today to offer a quick routine to energize your body and get you ready to get out and dominate your day!
1. Wood Chops
a. Start by standing upright, feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart, and grip your hands together.
b. Raise your arms above your head, and take a deep breath.
c. Bring your arms back down while bending your hips and knees while bracing your abs. Keeping your back as neutral as possible.
d. Raise your body and arms again and repeat for 1 minute.
2. Twisting Toe Touch
a. Start by standing upright, feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart and raise one arm diagonally
b. Reach for your toes in the opposite side while bending your hips and knees while bracing your abs. Keeping your back as neutral as possible.
c. Return to center and repeat for 30 seconds on each side.
3. Half Lunge To Side Bend.
a. Start on a staggered stance and your arms raised as shown on the picture.
b. Lunge slightly and bend your body to the side of the leg behind you.
c. Repeat on the other leg and alternate for 1 minute.
4. Heel Bounce
a. Bring your heels up and down quickly and let your body shake. Take quick short breaths and repeat this 3 timed for 15 seconds. 5 second rest in between.
5. Fire Breaths
a. Take a deep breath and expand your belly, exhale and let your belly deflate, repeat in a faster rate twice for 25 seconds with 10 second rest in between.
If you have time to prepare or buy coffee, you have time to do this energizing routine to help you out throughout your day, It can also be done in the middle of the day or before a workout. I hope you enjoyed this post and share it with someone that can benefit from this.
Marcos Hurtado CPT, CES
Owner of On The Go Fitness