Total Gym® Quick Morning Workout

Total Gym®
Quick Morning Workout

In addition to setting the pace for a productive day and blasting away calories, studies show that mental function gets set on fire – for anywhere from 4 to 10 hours following a morning workout.

JayDee Cutting III, Educator for the American Council On Exercise, Total Gym® Master Trainer and regular Total Gym® Pulse Blog Contributor has created this Quick 5-Minute Morning Workout Video for those who are looking to start their day off right! Plus, according to Total Gym® Pulse Blog Contributor, Dr. Michael Mantell, it’s not all about being ready to take on any challenge with clear thinking and a shrinking, more-regulated appetite: Consistent morning exercise actually helps your sleep needs as well.

Total Gym®
Quick Morning Workout

In addition to setting the pace for a productive day and blasting away calories, studies show that mental function gets set on fire – for anywhere from 4 to 10 hours following a morning workout.

JayDee Cutting III, Educator for the American Council On Exercise, Total Gym® Master Trainer and regular Total Gym® Pulse Blog Contributor has created this Quick 5-Minute Morning Workout Video for those who are looking to start their day off right! Plus, according to Total Gym® Pulse Blog Contributor, Dr. Michael Mantell, it’s not all about being ready to take on any challenge with clear thinking and a shrinking, more-regulated appetite: Consistent morning exercise actually helps your sleep needs as well.

Get up 30-60 minutes earlier than normal to rock your body, and your endocrine system and circadian rhythm will adjust so that you sleep better. And get this: You’ll find yourself needing less sleep over time so waking up early will become a natural part of your routine. Of course, regular morning exercise means that you’ve put your health priority in its proper place: Number one! Check out Dr. Mantell’s complete Total Gym® Pulse article here.

Nationally recognized nutrition expert and Total Gym® Pulse Blog Contributor Tara Coleman shares with us some Tips for Eating before Working Out in the Morning. Read her article here.

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Quick 5-Minute Morning Workout - in 3 Simple Steps

STEP 1: Lower Body • Squat Position • Level is upper third of tower

Total Gym Squat
2 Legged Squat • 1 minute warm up
Total Gym one leg Squat
Single Leg Squat • 30 secs each leg
OPTIONS: Non-working leg lifts as you go up - with a crunch
Total Gym one leg Squat
Plyometric Jumps • 1 minute
OPTIONS: Skiiing, one legged jumps, alternating one legged jumps, tick tock

STEP 2: Upper Body • Kneeling Backwards • Level is bottom third of tower

Total Gym surfer
Surfer Lat Pull • 1 minute total
OPTIONS: High kneeling or seated, single arm with rotation

STEP 3: Upper Body • Lying face up • Level is bottom third of tower

Total Gym pullover
Pullover crunch • 1 minute total
OPTIONS: Add rotation for obliques, feet off glideboard, straighten legs, add cheerleader (legs go out hands go between legs)

STEP 1: Lower Body • Squat Position • Level is upper third of tower

Total Gym Squat
2 Legged Squat • 1 minute warm up
Total Gym one leg Squat
Single Leg Squat • 30 secs each leg
OPTIONS: Non-working leg lifts as you go up - with a crunch
Total Gym one leg Squat
Plyometric Jumps • 1 minute
OPTIONS: Skiiing, one legged jumps, alternating one legged jumps, tick tock

STEP 2: Upper Body • Kneeling Backwards • Level is bottom third of tower

Total Gym surfer
Surfer Lat Pull • 1 minute total
OPTIONS: High kneeling or seated, single arm with rotation

STEP 3: Upper Body • Lying face up • Level is bottom third of tower

Total Gym surfer
Pullover crunch • 1 minute total
OPTIONS: Add rotation for obliques, feet off glideboard, straighten legs, add cheerleader (legs go out hands go between legs)