5 Great Moves for a Morning Workout

Thought I’d share 5 Great Moves for a Morning Workout¬†we did today¬†at Sweat Shed. We did 4 sets, 25 reps per set, for a total of 100 reps of each exercise, with some bonus wall sits in between. Took about 45 minutes.

You’ve got ONE SHOT at today–make it a fabulous one for your fitness!!


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Photo Credit: redbookmag.com

1. Plie Squats

Stand in front of a sturdy chair or counter (we use a bar for balance), feet about shoulder-distance apart with toes turned out. Rise up onto balls of both feet, keeping knees slightly bent.

Bend knees about 90 degrees or as much as you can without letting knees go past toes.

Straighten legs and repeat without lowering heels.


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Photo Credit: Fitbie.com


2. Reverse Lunge with Bicep Curl

Stand holding a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length.

Take a step backward as you bend your knee until it forms a 90-degree angle at the bottom.

As you step back, curl the weights to your shoulders. Lower them as you push yourself back to the starting position.

Repeat the move, this time lunging with your other leg.




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Image Credit: menshealthmag.com

3. Reverse Crunch

Lie face up on the floor with your palms facing down.

Bend your hips and knees 90 degrees.

Raise your hips off the floor and crunch them inward.

Pause, and then slowly lower your legs until your heels neatly touch the floor.




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Photo Credit: ignitegirls.com

4. Plank with Hip Dips

Begin in an elbow plank position.

Next move hips down on the right side, then back up to center.

Then dip down on the left side, return to center.




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Photo Credit: lettersfromlala.com


5. Lawn Mowers

Hold deep lunge position, leaning forward slightly.

15 lawnmower pulls (right) than switch legs and do 15 on left side.

You may use a weight or a kettlebell for this exercise.




I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!!