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The Six Minute Morning Workout

Office works. Meetings. You go home and your back screams “Bed!!!”. Familiar? Sedentary lifestyle is a trap especially if you have an 8 hour job. In my case, most of the time, that’s extended. 😛

However, as they say, “Excuses, excuses. If you want to exercise, make time.” However, I also listen to my body and if it’s literally screaming tired at the end of the day, then I don’t make it do what it doesn’t feel like doing. I think that it will only lead to a general feeling of frustration towards exercise. This is where exercising feels more of a burden and for starters like me, that’s not very good.

So! Solution? I do it in the morning before going to the office. I’m fresh from sleep, i have energy and it kick starts my day. But since snooze time is also important, I have started with a simple routine. An exercise plan that targets my concern area (ha ha. That will be my abdominal area, buttocks and legs. x_x ) while not taking much of my morning time.

Why this plan is best for beginners whose lifestyle is close to mine?

  • You start the day with a pump and that leaves all the sleepiness off your body. You go to your work area or your day routine feeling awake and energized
  • Your sleeping/rest time is not compromised. 😀
  • It requires no gym, no equipment. You just have to get up and literally start! 🙂
  • Plus, study shows that doing morning workouts (before breakfast and the morning shower) helps the body burn 20% more fat <now, i’m excited! ^_^>

Ok, now for the workout details…

Depending on how much time you have, you can either go for 1 set or go as far as 3 sets. The 3 sets will of course result to faster results. 🙂

  • 1 set = 6 minutes
  • 2 sets = 12 minutes
  • 3 sets = 18 minutes

Do the following exercises back to back, with little to no rest. Remember to warm up and cool down. 🙂

  • 15 Squats
  • 15 Push ups
  • 30 seconds plank
  • 15 bicycle crunches

And that’s it! 🙂

Good luck,