Looking for a low-impact warm-up or cool-down that you can do at home or at the gym? The low-impact “Morning Glory” series can be done just about anywhere, without the use of weights or props (optional), and consists of two sets of three workouts, each about 30 to 60 seconds, with three to four rotations through both sets for maximum impact.
Coach Dan takes us through the first and second set of exercises in the video below.
(This clip was taken from permission from our “Metabolic Maximizers” Bodyweight Fitness program – click here to learn more about this course)
You can always step up the intensity of this first set of three exercises with a pair of 5 pound weights (not advised to use heavier weight); however, the overall goal is to keep things light and focused on recovery, while still recruiting as many muscle sets as possible. Below are some key pointers for getting the most out of each exercise.
The second set of metabolic exercises are also low impact, but can be altered to be more challenging or modified to be easier. The following are ideal to do on a softer surface such as carpet or on a yoga or gym mat:
Going through these exercises in sequence for at least 6 minutes, 30 seconds at a clip (with optional 20 second breaks) is a great way to start or end your workout. The “Morning Glory” series can also be done as a quick, stand-alone workout at any time to strengthen core muscles and increase range of motion.
About the “Metabolic Maximizers” Bodyweight Fitness Program: “Metabolic Maximizers” is a short, powerful video course designed to help you lose weight and gain energy and flexibility through 11-minute, at-home exercise circuits that require no equipment or athletic experience. The program is broken down into five video modules with simple step-by-step guides to take you through the exercises. Click here to learn more about this full course.
Coach Daniel is the founder and head publisher at Science of Skill, LLC. A martial arts black belt and self defense instructor, Dan has spent years training with and interviewing some of the world's best self protection experts. His passion lies in encouraging others to train smart and to improve the skills that make them safer and stronger.
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