Morning workouts are the best. You not only get your body and mind primed for your day, but you also get your workout out of the way, so that there is no pressure to squeeze it in after work. Besides, everything is fresh and quiet in the morning. Therefore, you either have the entire gym to yourself, or if you workout at home, you don’t have to worry about any distractions (kids, phone calls, etc.).
I love the pyramid workout routine for those days that I decide to workout in the morning. There is no wasted time, and the continuity between exercises keeps my heart pumping, my sweat glands squeezing and my muscles burning. After I am done with the workout, I take a quick shower and am off to work! Honestly, you feel so good not having the “morning fog” during the first few hours of work that it makes waking up a bit earlier worth it. Of course, waking earlier is your challenge.
But hey! You are here, checking out this awesome morning workout routine, so you must be sold!
Let’s get down to business…
Check out this video to learn how to properly perform a pyramid workout:
Basically, you will perform 10 of one exercise, and then move onto the next. Then, you will do 9 of each… 8 of each, 7 of each, 6 of each, etc…. Once you finish 1 of each, finish your last set of 11 of each. Then you are done!
Here are the exercises you will need to perform in this Morning Pyramid Workout Routine:
Jog in Place – Do this for about three minutes to help you to wake up and get your blood flowin’!
Perform for 3 minutes
Begin your circuit:
Squat Shoulder Press (Dumbbells) – Let’s get in a total body exercise first to break in those sleepy muscles!
Reverse Flys (Dumbbells) – Your back is probably going to be put to work today… Let’s get these upper back muscles primed.
Calf Raise – Strong calf muscles helps to prevent old blood from pooling in your lower legs. Keep your legs fresh with this exercise.
Decline Push Up on the Bench – Finish up your pyramid circuit with Decline Push Ups.
These four exercises should be enough to perform in the morning to wake you up and get your going. You will feel so much better if you make this, or workouts like it, part of your routine 2-3 times per week.
Remember… It’s your life… Own it!