15 Minute Mini Workout

August 1, 2016

    It's summertime and most of us are spending the long days enjoying BBQ's with family and friends and vacations. These usually include camping, airplane flights and long car trips. Needless to say we are out of a routine and skipping workouts more frequently. Here is a short routine anyone can do anywhere to help you continue to stay active. 

   Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the exercises. Repeat each exercise 3 more times for a total of 15 minutes. Don't forget  to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down.

Fast Feet with a Side to Side Lunge

   Start by running your feet quickly in one spot 5x, step or hop to the side bending that knee in a side lunge and reach towards or touch your foot with the opposite hand. Return back to the center and complete another 5 fast feet and then jump or step to the other side and reach towards or touch your opposite foot. Continue for 1 minute.

Squat Elbows to Knees

    Keep your knee caps pointing in the same direction of your toes and your feet shoulder or hip width apart. Squat down to a comfortable position reaching your elbows towards your knees and touch them. Return to the start and reach to the sky lifting your heels off the ground up on your toes. Maintaining an elongated spine keeping your core active and strong. Continue for 1 minute.

Push-Ups With Rotation

    Lie on your stomach. Position your hands on the floor a few inches beside your shoulder. Make sure that your elbows are directly over top or to the inside of your wrists. Keep your abdominals contracted and your back in its neutral position. Now slowly push up from knees or toes. Once at the upper extended position, come down on both elbows and slowly lift one arm and rotate and reach that elbow to the ceiling.  If you need to drop the bottom knee for support. Return the hand back to the ground and repeat the reach rotating to the other side. Come back to  plank by raising your body up on elbows or hands for another push up. Continue for 1 minute. By placing your hands on an incline like a bench or step you will have an easier option.