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Three-Minute Mini-Workout To Start Your Day

Health--workoutBy Barry Anderson

Whoever said that gut-busting, sweaty workout has to be long was wrong! As a matter of fact, if you do it right, all your workouts can be focused, targeted and quick.

Each move in this workout is done in the plank position, so your core will have to work overtime to get through this abdominal assault. Incorporating a flow of various upper body moves will work your chest, shoulders, back, and arms.
This finisher ensures you get some focused core stability work, which will improve posture, minimize the risk of back injury, and improve athletic performance.

Directions: Perform the exercises below in the order listed back-to-back.
1. Do two pushups

2. While in upward pushup position, lift dumbbell with your right arm, set down.

3. While still in upward pushup position, reach under with left hand to get dumbbell and lift with left arm, set down.

4. Do two pushups

5. While in upward pushup position, reach under with right hand to get dumbbell and lift with right arm, set down.

6. While still in upward pushup position, reach under with left hand to get dumbbell and lift with left arm, set down.

Perform the sequence for 45 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds. That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 6 rounds. This workout should take you no more than six minutes total, but you can get a solid workout with your heart rate up and energy flowing in just three minutes.

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