Morning Workout Routine

Morning workouts don’t necessarily have to be the most intense workout as soon as you wake up, especially if you’re not a morning person like me! Just moving your body any way you are capable of for at least a few minutes, is an accomplishment in itself. Today I am showing you one of my favorite ways to start my morning using just one piece of equipment to get your heart rate up and running.

I love using these weighted gloves to do kickboxing moves from anywhere. They help sculpt every arm muscle and can even be used for cardio moves, like jumping jacks. Weighted gloves are great for burning more calories, sculpting and increasing endurance while sparring, kickboxing, walking, jogging, and cross-training. Each glove is 1 lb each and is the perfect accessory to have on hand for upper body sculpting. Will you be giving this workout a try today?

Equipment //
Weighted Gloves

Workout Structure //

  • Punches
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Side Kicks
  • Kick Pulses
  • Punches
  • Side to Side Jabs
  • Upper Punch
  • Regular Punches

Workout Details

Workout Step-by-step //

First move – Rapid Fire Punches
Second move – Jumping Jacks with weighted gloves
Third move – Side kicks and pulses(repeat on other side)
Fourth move – Rapid Fire Punches
Fifth move – Side to side jabs
Sixth move – Upper punches
Seventh move – Rapid Fire Punches

Duration // 5 minutes

Type // Cardio, Toning

Breakdown //

  1. Punches
    Step 1 // With feet shoulder width apart, keep arms close to body and punch arms alternatively, as quickly as possible, keeping core tight.
  2. Jumping Jacks
    Step 1 // Jump while opening out arms and legs, return to starting position and repeat. Keep weighted gloves on for added weight.
  3. Side Kicks (Left side)
    Step 1 // Kick out leg sideways as high up as you can. Bring leg to standing position and repeat.
  4. Side Leg Pulses
    Step 1 // Keep leg up, parallel to ground, extend out and in, out and in- repeating rapidly.
  5. Side Kicks (Right side)
    Step 1 // Kick out leg as high up as you can. Bring leg to standing position and repeat.
  6. Side Leg Pulses
    Step 1 // Keep leg up, parallel to ground, extend out and in, out and in- repeating rapidly.
  7. Punches
    Step 1 // With feet shoulder width apart, keep arms close to body and punch arms alternatively, as quickly as possible, keeping core tight.
  8. Side to side jabs
    Step 1 // Stand with feet firmly planted on ground, swing one arm in front of you, then the other, keeping core tight and arms in place.
  9. Upper punches
    Step 1 // Punch upwards, one arm at a time, keeping core tight.
  10. Punches
    Step 1 // With feet shoulder width apart, keep arms close to body and punch arms alternatively, as quickly as possible, keeping core tight.

 
I’m sure you have at least a few minutes to try this routine at home, before heading out the door in the morning. Trust me, you’ll feel much better for it! Don’t let not having these weighted gloves right now be an excuse for skipping out on this workout. Try it without the weights and you’ll feel it just as equally. Leave a comment with what video you’d like to see next!

Raising the Standard on what it means to be fit,
Amanda

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