How It Works

​Some tunes, a little space, and this crop of body-weight moves are all you need to build muscle and whip yourself into a sweat-covered mess, no matter the season. The added benefits are what’s unique about this specific grouping of exercises: The plank and sit-out target core, arms, and lower-
body strength without compromising your spinal health. (Hear that, crunches?!) Duck walks and squats to side lunges help loosen up those big joints as you work on exploring and developing a greater range of flexibility while you train your lower body. And sprints and tuck jumps ramp up your heart rate and test overall athleticism.

Knock this routine out as prescribed—changing up sets and reps to fit your schedule—and you’ll have no valid excuse to skip a workout.

Directions

You have two options for performing this routine: After a five- to 10-minute dynamic warmup, either do all sets and reps for one move before go–ing to the next, or cycle through a set of each move as a circuit, resting as needed.

Bodyweight Training For Mobility
Old Routine
Exercise Sets Reps
Elbow-Touch Plank 2-3 10-15
Sit-Out 2-3 15-25 Per Side
Plank To Pushup 2-3 To Failure
Duck Walk 2-3 20-40 Yards
Squat to Side Lunge 2-3 10-15 Per Side
Sprint 1-3 10-30 Yards
Tuck Jump 2-3 10-15
Lateral Monkey

The 5-minute Flexibility Routine

Stronger lifts, mobile joints, and less time warming up.

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