Your back needs a workout too, and pull-ups are the perfect way to help! Try and get a pull-up bar for your door, but if that’s not possible, then you can use a stable tree or the monkey bars from a nearby playground. Pull-ups will help to strengthen your arms, shoulders, and especially your back which helps to keep injuries at bay.
Jumping jacks are simple, we know, but you can tweak them just a little bit to make them a truly killer exercise. To do this, just start performing jumping jacks and then slowly lower yourself into a squatting position. The goal is to continue doing jumping jacks while in a squat, and this will give your lower body a truly intensive workout!
If you want a strong core and tight legs, then this exercise is for you! Rest on your back on a carpeted surface, and elevate both of your straight legs slightly off of the ground. While keeping your leg straight, raise one towards the ceiling while the other remains elevated slightly off of the ground. Bring it down slowly and repeat with the other leg. Remember to breathe deeply throughout this exercise as it’s easily the toughest on the list!
Are you bored with jump squats? No worries, we have an even better version for you! Bring both legs together, raise one of your straight legs out in-front of you, and squat down with the other leg as low as you can. You can use one of your arms for balance, and try not to do too many at first. This leg-sculpting routine is tough, but it will get your calves and hamstrings stronger than you can imagine!
Kettlebells are great for mornings where you simply don’t have much time. Even five minutes with a kettlebell is beneficial. You can do standard swings, or you can hold the kettlebell to do shoulder presses.
Run in place while bringing your knees up towards your chest. This is a great exercise that gets your heart pumping and your abs tight. Raise your arms in-front of you for an even tighter core!
You should lower your heart-rate before heading out to work, and you can do this by slowly walking throughout your house, swinging your arms in slow and controlled circles, and by lightly jogging in place. By doing this, you will feel great later at work, and you will be excited for your next workout!