THE Official 20-minute Office Workout
Annie went Live on November 25, 2023 to teach the MRx Official 20 minute Office Workout: a short movement snack that you can do in the office to feel re-energized, re-focused, and more comfortable in your body.
Here is a replay of the routine that you can follow along with, and it’s written out below for you to come back to it whenever you want to get in some movement at work:
#1: Start with the breath
Finding our breath can help ground us, recenter us, and give our mind a break from the work day
Take 10 deep breaths into your belly with one hand on your chest and one hand on your belly. Note the sensation when your bottom hand expands as you inhale.
#2: Get in a full-body warm-up
Our hips can get stiff when we are sitting at a desk all day. And that can contribute to low back pain, sciatica, and body aches. Take your warmup slowly, aiming just to get some blood flowing
An easy standing warm-up can look like this:
- 2 minute timer to work continuously through the following circuit
- 5 good mornings
- 5 squats
- 5 march and rotate per leg
#3: Set a 10-minute timer for the Official Office Workout
Choose any of the following movements- we recommend working top to bottom. Continuously perform each movement for one minute, then move to the next one. Feel free to stick with the first two movements if you’re a beginner, or work through all of them if you’re advanced!
- Reverse Lunges (step-back)
- Squats (or reaching your hips to your your office chair)
- Reverse Lunge to March
- Squats with Plank Walkout
- Lunges (faster pace)
- Squats with Floor to Overhead Reach
- Lunge Jumps
- Squat Jumps
- Slow-Mo Lunges
- Slow-Mo Squats
#4: Cool it down, find your breath, and return to work
A cool down can help your heartrate come down and help you transition back to your day feeling loose and warm. Perform 10 reps of each
- Neck Circles
- Lunge stretch with upper body rotation
- Toe touch and overhead reach
- 2 minutes belly breathing
How to bring this to your teams?
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