When it comes to getting out of bed, the struggle is real. But, if your bed is calling you to stay just a little while longer, there are things you can do to fight its pull. We’re not talking about coffee—although that might help too. We’re talking about morning workouts. It can seem daunting to exercise first thing in the morning, but early workouts can actually help you feel more awake and alert.
When you get your blood pumping, you wake up all the systems in your body. Your metabolism gets a boost, your muscles feel less lethargic, and your mind kicks into full power. That’s why this Daily Morning Core Workout is a great energizer. It might just be the best way to get out of bed!
This morning core workout is great because it requires no equipment. Do it on your bedroom floor! And since there’s no jumping either, you won’t wake up your downstairs neighbors, making it ideal for anyone who lives in an apartment.
What You’ll Need: a mat or towel to lay on the floor, and all the energy you can muster in the morning
What to Do: Complete all the moves in order. Rest for 30 to 60 seconds and repeat.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
50 Second Plank
40 Russian Twists
30 Second Plank
40 Leg Raises
20 Second Plank
Repeat X2 for low intensity, X3 for medium intensity, or X4 for high intensity.