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3 Quickie Energizers

Morning: Sun Salutation

  • Stand with arms by sides, then raise hands overhead.
  • Fold forward from hips and place hands on floor (bend knees if necessary).
  • Step right foot back into a lunge.
  • Step left foot back and raise hips up into an upside-down V.
  • Step right foot up between hands in a lunge, then step left foot up to meet right.
  • Stand up, lifting arms overhead. Repeat twice.

Midday: Energizing Breath

  • Sit comfortably with back supported.
  • Inhale fully, filling your lungs with air.
  • Exhale forcefully through the nose with 10 short, staccato breaths, pulling abdominals in with each exhalation. Fully empty your lungs and repeat.

Evening: Calisthenic Circuit

  • Get up off the couch during TV commercial breaks and do 30 seconds (about the length of one commercial) of each of the following exercises: jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, crunches.
  • Do a set at each commercial break.


Originally published in Fitness magazine, September 2005.


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pudger_ wrote:

awesome stability ball workout!

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