Getting your morning off to a great start helps you feel full of energy and ready to take on your work day. Your FizzUp trainer gives you FizzUp stretching circuit #2 for an easy wake-up, right in your bed. After a good night’s sleep, this circuit enables you to gradually regain control of your body by preparing it for tasks that could be physically demanding during the day. Who knows… later in the day, this circuit might even help you beat your percentage of improvement on a FizzUp level.
Your eyes are barely open because you just woke up. After you turn off your alarm clock, you can do some circuit stretching without getting out of bed. There’s no better way to have an easy wake-up than staying in bed just a little bit longer. With some extra tips from the FizzUp trainer and these morning movements, you can even stay in shape at work.
Start by stretching your upper back. Get on your knees with your arms extended up toward the ceiling. Try to push your hands up to reach the highest possible position. Be careful not to rip your PJs! This will relieve back pain and boost your energy levels.
Continue with a seated chest stretch. Siting on your bed, bend your knees and put your hands behind you shoulder-width apart. If you tilt your head backward, you can intensify the stretch by putting more distance between your hands and your buttocks.
Stay seated, then do some seated waist twists. With this stretch, you could use a hula hoop all day long! Keep your legs together and extended in front of you. Rotate your torso as you try to place your hands behind you as far as you can. Keep your back straight and perpendicular to your legs.
Get back on your knees and extend your arms out in front of you as you touch the floor as far away from you as you can. Then gently move your hands to the left. Keep your arms straight. You’ll feel a stretch on your right side. Repeat the movement on the other side.
Finish your FizzUp stretching circuit #2 with a lying glute stretch: lying on your back, bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are on a flat surface. Then place the outside of your left ankle on your right thigh, just below your knee. Rest your head and arms on the floor. Repeat the movement on the other side.
In order for the stretches to be the most effective, they shouldn’t be painful. A slight feeling of tension is enough to tell you that the stretch you’re doing is working. There’s no need to experience discomfort in order to do these exercises correctly. Pay attention to what you feel so that you can avoid injury.
Also try to not wake up your partner (if they don’t have the same schedule as you). Or even better, ask them to do the FizzUp stretching circuit #2 with you. Working out as a couple helps you stay motivated and spend some quality time together.
Careful, because you might end up so full of energy, that you get the crazy desire to do your FizzUp workout right afterward. And you definitely wouldn’t want to say no to that!
Tip from the FizzUp trainer: To finish your morning right, eat a handful of dried fruits such as apricots and raisins and nuts such as walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts besides your usual breakfast. These fruits and nuts are packed with vitamins and minerals, so they’ll help you stay energized throughout the day.
So here’s to tomorrow. Try the FizzUp stretching circuit #2 for a gentle wake-up! Up for more? Try the FizzUp stretching circuit #1.