Sometimes life gets so busy … or I get so lazy … even a 20 minute workout seems too much to fit in a day.
Other times I just need a physical break from sitting at my computer for too many hours.
When I want to maximize productivity I often use the Pomodoro technique. In its simplest form – do focused work for 25 minutes then take a 5 minute break. Repeat and rinse all day long. I’m a scatter-brain at the best of times, but can muster enough energy most days to focus in 25 minute chunks. And if I don’t need a pee or coffee break, I sneak in a quick 5 minute workout between working sessions.
These 5 minute workouts aren’t meant to replace a *real* workout, but can become more than the welcome break your body needs – if I make the 5 minute workouts count I’m guaranteed to be sore for daaaaaze.
As always, focus on perfect form for best results. How? To self-assess and fix your form a mirror like this is a great workout partner.
Ready. Set. Go!
TRX Upper-Body 5 Minute Workout
Push and pull basics for a quick pump between masterful work sessions.
- TRX Pushup
- TRX Row
- TRX Tricep Curl
- TRX Bicep Curl
Repeat various 5-minute workouts throughout your day. Create this active habit and your body will thank you 🙂
Swiss Ball Back & Shoulders 5 Minute Workout
Anyone who works at a desk or on a computer can relate to back, shoulder and neck aches and pains. This is a simple, fast and effective workout that can fix it all and help keep your body in balance.
- Swiss Ball
- IMPORTANT SIZING NOTE:
- For exercise: proper size for you will be when your thighs are parallel to the ground when seated on a fully inflated ball. I have no less than four swiss balls in the house and by far my favourite is this one.
- IMPORTANT SIZING NOTE:
- Leg Lifts
3 sets of 12 each and you’re done!
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