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)