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Workout Wednesday: 5-minute Wake-Up and Bedtime workouts

Workout Wednesday: 5-minute Wake-Up and Bedtime workouts

There are several benefits to working out first thing in the morning. First, it helps wake you up and clear your head for the day. Second, some studies show working out first before you eat causes more fat burn due to the low glucose in your blood.

Carmel Fire Department’s Tim Griffin demonstrates workout routines to start your day off right: 

Wake-Up Workout Morning Stretches

Flat overhead stretch 
Knee to chest 
Hamstring stretch 
Knees to chest 
Chest to back stretch 
Seated hamstring 
Bending over stretch 

Workout Wednesday: 5-minute Wake-Up and Bedtime workouts

5-minute Wake-Up Workout 
1 minute march in place 
25 jumping jacks 
30 wall or vanity pushups 
20 squat kicks 

Some benefits of light muscle engagement and stretching before bed: it may help improve circulation, muscle stiffness, and assist in sleeping better through the night.  

Before Bed Stretching and Small Workout 

25 crunches 
25 squats 
20 push-ups 
Warrior pose 
20 calf raises 
1 minute Bent over stretch 
1 minute child’s pose 

Follow Firefighter Tim on Twitter: @firemantimcfd.
 

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