Everyone right now is working their butt’s off (literally and figuratively) trying to get the ultimate summer body. They want to look amazing at the pool, at the beach and awesome up in the club.
BUT… we can’t ignore our bodies the rest of the year!
So I’m going to show you a part of my fitness routine and some of my nutritional strategies so you can stay lean and sexy and strong no matter what time of year it is.
First: Pre-Workout Drink
I start mine with a pre-workout energizer drink.
First, I add filtered water or spring water to my bottle. Then, I add one heaping scoop of Organifi Green Juice powder. It’s full of energizing superfoods, alkalizing greens and coconut water crystals that help to replace your electrolytes during your workout.
Shake it up really good and then drink a generous amount.
I really love the sweet mint flavor and the delicious citrus undertones. The matcha green tea in this formula will help to charge you up before your workout with the typical caffeine crash.
Second: Full-Body Workout Using 5 Moves And No Weights
The following are basic body weight compound exercises to work your entire body. You don’t need any weights and you can do them all outside in the morning fresh air.
#1 Push Ups
Keep your legs straight and your core fully engaged. Push Ups are an amazing exercise that work your chest, back, shoulders, triceps, forearms and abdominal muscles. You can do different variations of push ups depending on your strength level.
If you’re just starting out, you can put your knees on the ground which decreases the effort of the push up so you can get more reps in.
If you’re more advanced with a higher level of strength, you can try spiderman push ups, which involve bringing your knees to your elbows as you move down. This works your obliques and your entire core muscles while also putting more weight on your triceps. They’re a lot more challenging and more mentally stimulating than traditional push ups.
#2 Mountain Climbers
From the plank position you were in doing push ups, you can go straight into mountain climbers. These are great for strengthening your core, your quads, your back and for building your cardiovascular endurance.
With your arms straight, bring your knees into your chest as quickly as possible, alternating your legs with each movement while keeping your abs as tight as possible. I like to go for 60 seconds without stopping for each set.
#3 Straight Plank To Forearm Plank
This is a very challenging move for your entire abdominal musculature, plus it works your shoulders and chest. Make sure you vary the plank pattern by alternating between each arm that initiates the movement.
You’re going to feel this burn in your abs, your shoulders and your chest harcore.
#4 Squat Jumps
I love doing squat jumps because the involve both slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers in an explosive movement that builds your strength and your endurance.
This works your glutes, your quads, your hamstrings, your calves and your foot muscles.
Get into a deep squat position and then explode upwards, getting as much air as possible off the ground. Push your arms backwards as you jump to help elevate you even higher.
#5 Wall Sits
This will maximize your burn after squat jumps!
Wall sits challenge your quads, calves and entire core. You can also engage your glutes depending on the position of your feet.
This is a great finisher to the workout as it tests your endurance and your overall strength. Remember to breath deeply through the burn. Also, try to pick a focus point in the distance to help with concentration.
Last: Post Workout Replenish
After I’ve pushed my body through an intense workout like this, it’s time to replenish and recover my vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Drink the rest of the Organifi and some extra water if needed.
Benefits of a Morning Workout Routine
Starting your day with a quick morning workout can increase your confidence, improve your brain function, boost your overall energy levels and give you an invigorating sense of accomplishment.
Organifi Green Juice
I’ve been using Organifi for the past 6 weeks as my pre-workout and I’ve been loving it. It’s got one of my favorite superfoods of all time, matcha green tea, which has a potent amino acid called L-theanine that boosts brain function and is a great source of natural healthy caffeine.
Organifi also works amazing as a post-workout recovery drink thanks to turmeric, which is a potent anti-inflammatory. It also contains ashwagandha, which is an adaptogenic herb that helps to reduce stress in the body.
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