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Welcome to my living room workout series! Each week, I share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily exercise.
Living Room Workout 24
This session is a little different from ones I’ve done in the past. Today, I’m going to show you what I call my “athletic warm-up.” It’s about sixteen minutes of non-stop movement and you could use it as a workout depending on your current fitness level or if you’re aiming for more of an active recovery day. It’s also a great way to prepare for a run or any other athletic event.
I’ll walk you through the whole warm-up in the video, but here are the movements we’ll do:
- Leg swings in sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes
- Standing thoracic spine opening and closing
- Crossover bend-to-reach
- Dynamic toe stretch
- Twisting squat
- Side-to-side lunge
- Side-to-side windmills
- Runner’s lunge complex
- Kneeling wrist stretches
- Cat-cow and transverse cow
- Thoracic spine rotation
- The Brettzel (click here for more detailed instruction)
- Camel bridge
- Lounge chair
- Single-leg hip rotation
- One-arm plank to down dog
- Scorpion walks
- Monkey square
Watch the video, and I’ll explain each movement plus how to scale them to your fitness and ability level. And, no matter what level you are right now, this workout probably sounds pretty simple, but trust me — that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
You can find the rest of my Living Room Workouts by clicking here. I recommend bookmarking that link so any time you find yourself in need of an exercise idea, you’ll have my whole library of follow-along videos on hand.