You’re sitting by yourself at 2 p.m. in the afternoon, going over in your head how you’re going to get the energy you need to make it through the rest of your day. You doubt yourself for a second, but then realize that there’s no getting around it. So what should you do? Try a quick workout to cure your afternoon lull.
It’ll give you the boost of energy you need to make it through the workday. Not to mention you will be clear-headed, focused, and motivated to get on with the rest of your day. Scroll on for a quick midday workout routine.
Standing Heel Taps
Squat and Overhead Reach
Up Dog to Down Dog
Runners Lunge and Twist
*Complete one-minute intervals of each exercise for three rounds.
The Move: Standing Heel Taps
How to: Wake your brain up with some bilateral work as you stand up nice and tall and tap your opposite heel behind your back, alternating each leg as you step side to side.
The Move: Squat and Overhead Reach
How to: Drop down into a wide squat. As you stand up to the top of your squat, reach your right arm up and over to the left side to stretch the right side of your body. Return to the squat and repeat on the left side of the body, taking the left arm up and over to the right side.
The Move: Up Dog to Down Dog
How to: Start in a down dog position and shift forward into a high plank. Lower down to the floor and then press up into an up dog position. Shift back to down dog and repeat the flow.
The Move: Runners Lunge and Twist
How to: Start in a plank position and step your left leg up beside your left hand. Open your left hand up toward the sky and twist your torso to open up your body and increase blood flow to help wake you up. Return back to a plank and repeat on the opposite side of your body.
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