One of my favourite core exercises. Brace that core as hard as you can so that you can maintain a neutral spine as you lower opposite leg and arm under tension. This is one that can be wishy washy and not particularly effective if you go through the motions, but if you focus on the movement being slow and deliberate your core will get a great wake up call.
- Yoga push up
A great one to unlock the shoulders, get some blood pumping to the chest and start to increase the tempo of the warm up. You’ll also get a brief stretch on hamstrings and calves. Be sure keep a neutral spine on the way down. If you can’t do full push ups, concentrate on lowering in full position, before coming onto knees for first part of push up
- Spiderman lunge with reach
Getting some much needed rotation through the thoracic spine while also priming the legs for whatever you have in store for them
- Hip opener
Use a 10m long space and work on spending very little time on the ground. Be as bouncy as you can,imagining you have to get your foot over a hurdle. For runners, this is an almost plyometric type of drill, for anyone that’s about to squat it helps to open the hips. For others, it’s just one of the many ways I advise you to move to look cool in public.
So try these out and make a seamless transition from keyboard warrior to workout destroyer. Just remember not to let Agnes away with what she did with that feather boa, it’s just not office appropriate.