Mini Workout to Strengthen & Lengthen

This mini workout focuses on all the trouble areas – the backside.  The back, neck, lower back, hamstrings, triceps, calves and more areas.  Ah, yes! This pattern of exercises can be done as a mini workout, warm-up, cool down, work break reset, or wake up and start your day. 

It feels great and I need to do this work out more often than for myself. This can be done in a variety of ways.  You can perform each exercise for 30 seconds and rest for 20 to 30 seconds.  Or you can set a 10-minute timer and do these exercises within the timeframe. 

As we spend time looking down at a screen, the back extensions and swimmers are ideal to strengthen your back and prevent unwanted injuries.  Downward dogs with mini step-ups stretch out those hamstrings.  Cobra pose can be held as long as you like and ideal to stretch the abs and lower back. Triceps push-ups can be done on the toes, but I would suggest keeping this exercise on the knees and keep the back at a 45-degree angle.  This exercise can be done slow and controlled where you feel the triceps muscles working.  I love this combo and I hope you this helps you feel better!

Check out the video for more information about each movement.