The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - HEALTH -

WHY: Raises your heart rate in no time. HOW: With your eyes on the hori­zon and shoul­ders re­laxed, jump lightly, flick­ing your wrists to bring the rope un­der your feet twice be­fore land­ing. Do 21 reps. If too hard, do 42 sin­gle skips or 14 com­bos (1 dou­ble-un­der and 2 sin­gles). WHY: Works your legs, core and glutes, but gives you a breather be­tween the dou­ble-un­ders and burpees. HOW: Lie on the floor with your feet hip-width apart, heels close to your hips, and chin tucked. Push into your feet and squeeze your butt to drive your hips off the ground. Hold for 2 sec­onds, then roll back down, ver­te­brae by ver­te­brae. This is 1 rep. Do 15 reps. oes your morn­ing be­gin only once some caf­feine has hit your blood­stream? Then it might be time to try some new en­er­gis­ing strate­gies in the morn­ing. In this ex­tract from body+soul’s new glossy mag­a­zine, 10 Min­utes To… Dou­ble Your En­ergy ($ 9.99, on sale now), we share a morn­ing work­out to get your blood flow­ing, a de­li­cious brekkie that de­liv­ers steady en­ergy, and if you’re re­ally in a hurry, some health-boost­ing tips that can eas­ily be done on your com­mute. En­joy! WHY: This quick-fire combo is the ul­ti­mate way to get your heart pump­ing. HOW: Crouch down and jump your feet back to a high plank, do a push-up (drop­ping to your knees if nec­es­sary), then jump your feet back to your hands and jump up to clap your hands over­head. This is 1 rep. Do 9 reps. For an eas­ier ver­sion, step your feet out to the high plank, step back in and stand to clap your hands.

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