Work out... in the morning?
Yep! Doing your workout first thing in the morning will keep you focused and energized for work, plus your metabolic rate will stay higher for a longer period of time. You won't go through your work day thinking, "I have so much to do when I get home, I don't think I'll have time to go to the gym." Instead, you'll go home and already have accomplished your workout for the day, leaving you time to prepare dinner and spend time with your family. If you're looking for a couple moves that will wake you up in the morning while still giving you a good sweat, look no further. You've stumbled upon the Active A.M. Challenge, meant for a person exactly like you. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
10 Pushups: Your entire body is at work when you perform this move. Your core, arms and back all work together to stabilize your movement as you push up and down. Read how to do a pushup here!
20 Crunches: Crunches target your abdominal muscles, better known as your core. Working these muscles not only protects your back and spine from injury, but also improves your posture. Read more about them in our fitness index.
20-Second Wall Sit: The wall sit is a total-body exercise, and trust us, you'll feel it all over. Your legs and core will be targeted, so make sure to keep your back pressed against the wall, and don't slouch forward! Read more about the wall sit here!
10 Tricep Dips: You'll feel shaky after this arm workout, we promise! It targets the triceps, which are often overlooked in favor of the biceps. Build up this muscle to give you toned and sleek-looking arms.
20-Second Plank Hold: If you need to start at an easier level, the plank can be performed by kneeling instead. It works the abs in a big, big way and you'll definitely feel the burn!
10 Lunges (per leg): This lower body workout targets your glutes, hamstrings and quads. Make sure to keep your back straight. If you need help performing the correct form of this move, click here!
20 Squats: Squats activate your glute muscles (aka your booty), one of the largest muscle groupings in your body.
Can you complete our Active A.M. Fit Challenge? Share your thoughts in the comments below!