Thursday’s 5 Minute Workout
Single Leg Squat to Lateral Leg Raise - (2 minutes, 1 minute left leg and 1 minute right leg) standing on one leg, squat down while keeping your other leg slightly bent and not touching the floor. When you are at the bottom of your squat, slowly stand back up and as you come up raise the non-standing leg laterally out to your side then slowly squat back down while lowering your leg back to the bent position. If you are wobbly when performing this exercise, you can always use a chair, wall or table as support. Repeat this exercise for one minute only raising your left leg. Then repeat this exercise for one minute only raising your right leg.
Hindu Pushups (1 minute) – Start out in a pushup position and raise your butt in the air as though you are trying to form a mountain with your body. Maintaining this position, you are going to drive your upper body downward so that your nose grazes the floor, then bring your body upward while lowering your butt and arching your back. **It may take some practice to get the hang of this exercise but I wanted to through something a little different into our routine. Repeat for one minute.
Bicycle Crunches (1 minute) – while lying on your back, bring your knees to your chest and alternate bringing your right elbow to your left knee and your left elbow to your right knee. Continue for one minute.
Leg Raises into Explosive Jump Squats (1 minute) – Lay on your back with your feet straight up in the air, slowly lower your feet to the ground over the span of 30 seconds. Try not to let your feet touch the floor until the 30 seconds is up. As soon as 30 seconds is up, stand up and while in a squatting position, jump straight up into the air and keep repeating until you have reached a minute.
Have a great Thursday!