Waking up any earlier than you need to on any given day can be a scary thought. As much as we want to sleep in to grab every extra second of sleep, it turns out that those few extra minutes mean nothing in terms of all day energy. Instead, performing the exercises in this 7-day morning workout challenge can boost blood flow and get your heart and energy pumping for the day to come!
Exercising in the morning is one the best ways to build lasting energy for the day. On top of energy, morning exercise helps your body to burn fat all day as you go about your regular routine. This challenge offers modifiable morning workouts that require no weights, and are designed to rev up your metabolism.
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7-Day Morning Workout Challenge
Equipment needed: a yoga mat or soft surface and an interval timer (your phone’s timer will work great.)
What to do: Choose 5 exercises out of the 10 to perform each morning. Be sure to cycle through each of them throughout the week. Perform each exercise for one minute with no rest in between. If doing multiple rounds, rest 1 minute in between each round.
Beginner Level: 1 round
Intermediate Level: 2 rounds
Advanced Level: 3 rounds
- Triceps Dips
- Toe Touch
- Alternating Side Lunge
- Squat Jump
- Jumping Jacks
- Mountain Climbers
Alternating Side Lunges
Once you complete this 7-day morning workout challenge, try these other early bird routines to keep your momentum going:
- Before Your Shower – Mini Morning Workout
- 5 Minute Morning Workout To Kickstart Your Day
- Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Workout Challenge
Editor’s Note: Originally published April 18, 2016