Let’s be honest.
A 5 minute workout isn’t going to transform your body. It won’t build muscle. It won’t “torch” body fat. And it probably won’t get you stronger.
So why am I posting this? Because those aren’t the only reasons to get up and move for a few minutes.
If you sit a lot at work, or at at home, it’s likely you spend a lot of time hunched over. Your shoulders are rounded, your upper back is hunched, your head is protruding forward. It’s a posture that a lot of us spend most of our day reinforcing. And it not a posture that is friendly on your joints.
So while this quick 5 minute workout won’t get you strong, and lean, it will:
-Put your body in more postural friendly positions
-Help reinforce good postures throughout your day
-Give your metabolism a little bump
-Give your brain a quick break, so when you return to work you can be even more focused and efficient
I’d say those are some pretty great reasons to take five minutes out of your busy day.
By the way, you don’t have to do these at work. You can do them at home too.
Here are the exercises:
Reverse Lunges (body weight)
Modified Push Ups
Split Stance Adductor Mobilization
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, and repeat for a total of two rounds. Alternate your legs on the Reverse Lunges, for total of 30 seconds.
For the Push Ups use a chair or desk.
For the Split Stance Adductor Mob, perform the movement on each leg for 15 seconds, 30 seconds total.
Five minutes, and you’re done!
If you know someone who could use a quick workout at work, pass this along to them!