Stretch & Strengthen In 8 Minutes

Most of us finish our days work and feel like this! Hahahaha

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just eat some Go Go Berries to have unlimited energy? This workout is for days like this – when energy and desire are low. This easy 8 minute workout that makes me feel young again.

Sweat with me!

Health and good life… let’s go!!!

1. Trunk Twists

  • Stand with your legs shoulder width apart and keep your knee’s relaxed.
  • Make sure your legs and hips are stable, then raise your elbows and twist all the way to one side and then back to the other.
  • Allow the momentum generated by your arms to push the stretch further.
  • Repeat for one minute.

Side Stretch

  • Stand with your legs shoulder width apart.
  • Keep your hips, shoulders, and ears in a straight up-and-down line.
  • Raise your right arm overhead and bend your upper body to the left in a reaching motion. Keep your upper body facing straight ahead—don’t twist it to the side as you bend.
  • Repeat for one minute.

Air Squats

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and extend your arms straight out in front of you.
  • Keeping your knee’s over your ankles, sit back into a squat lowering yourself until your knee’s reach a 90 degree angle.
  • Return to start position and repeat for one minute.

Bear Crawl

  • To start the bear crawl, get into a push-up or plank position. Start on your knees with your hands under your shoulders, palm down on the floor. Extend your arms to raise your upper body over the ground.
  • Simply walk forward on your hands and feet, alternating each side just as if you were walking or crawling normally.
  • Keep your abs tight throughout the exercise and remember it’s not about speed. It’s about the stretch and deliberate movement, so breathe and keep moving for one minute.

Walking Lunge

  • With your chest lifted, chin up and abs contracted, take a big step forward with your left foot.
  • Sink straight down so your front left knee tracks over the top of your shoe and your back right knee points down toward the floor.
  • Walk forward in this motion for 1 minute.

Jump Squats

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Get into a regular squat position, engage your core and jump up while maintaining the same squat form.
  • Land as quietly as possible then immediately jump again.
  • Repeat for one minute.

Side Laying Leg Lift

  • Start by lying on your side and engaging your core to create a straight line from the top of your head to your heels.
  • Keeping your leg straight, lift your right foot as high as you can then lower back down until it hovers a few a few inches above the ground.
  • Repeat the motion for one minute.

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Not every workout needs to leave you feeling stiff as Tin Man the next day. This is one is designed to make you feel looser and more limber, unless you haven’t worked out in a long time… in which case maybe get some Tiger Balm ready! 🙂

Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian is the principal owner of Clovis Contracting, host of HGTV Canada's Save My Reno, and a resident home renovation and DIY expert on The Marilyn Denis Show. He believes everyone should strive to understand the mechanics of their home, tackle home improvement projects while at the same time being able to identify when it’s necessary to call in a professional.
Sebastian Clovis