First… Take a deep breath… You have made the right decision to turn to exercise to relief the stress that is pent up in your body and causing all kinds of trouble. This 20-minute stress relief workout will surely help.

Okay… Breathe again…

To relieve your stress, we will focus on two different types of exercises: 1) exercises that involve multiple joints, which will be useful to relieve built up tension in most of your muscle groups; and 2) exercises that will burn. The burn will “take yo’ mind off of whatever it is that is bothering you.” With that being said, let’s get to the stress relief workout!

Stress Relief Workout Routine

To get you warmed up. Start freeing yourself mentally from whatever issue is bothering you… Jog for 2 minutes.

Muscles Worked: Total body warmup/cardiovascular exercise.

I want you to do these at a fast pace. In addition, I want you to jump (if you can) at the end of your calf raise to help relieve your stress. Perform 25 or 50 repetitions.

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves.

Dips burn like crazy! Feel the burn, not the stress. Knock out 50 or 100 reps.

Muscles Worked: Triceps.

This is one challenging exercise. Quite frankly, if you can do 25 or 50 reps of these on each side, there is nothing in this world stronger than you!

Muscles Worked: Biceps, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, core muscles.

Got the world on your shoulders? Make sure they are strong enough! Do 50 or 100 reps.

Muscles Worked: Shoulders, trapezius, triceps.

Muscles Worked: Calves

Calves burn like crazy when you do them fast. Knock out 50 or 100 quick reps and feel your worry dwindle… And the burn set it!

Finish your workout with a meditative exercise. The Superman works your back, glutes and hamstrings to build core strength. Hold for 50 or 100 total seconds to top off your workout.

Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings, back muscles.

If you are still stressed, go for a walk or jog to get your thoughts together.

Keep your head up!