video/Week#3-DAY 7

Here is Week #3 – DAY 7

My nephew Peter is demonstrating.

I have been doing this progression for the last five months.  I haven’t missed a day yet!

It takes me approximately four minutes.  Some days I start out slower than other days but usually by the third round I feel really awake and before I know it my fourth round is done.  I walk around and make the bed while my heart rate comes back to normal then Mom’s back on duty…

Because this last progression gets your heart rate pumping more, creating more blood volume within the body, it is really important to keep moving around until your heart rate comes back to normal.  Why shouldn’t you just sit down and let your heart rate come back down?  Because gravity will draw the extra blood coursing through your body down to the veins in your legs.  This is called blood pooling.

Here is a link to read more about Blood Pressure Recovery After Exercise:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/328599-blood-pressure-recovery-after-exercise/

Day 7 (week #3)

1.  50 High Knees with arms bent at 90-degrees as in Day 1.                                            Same as Day 1 Marching on the spot where you bring your knees up to meet your hands, however, with High Knees one foot is only on the floor at a time. You hop to switch legs.

2.  20 Bend Down & Reach Up with Toe Raise
3.  Repeat circuit 4 times to equal 4 Rounds.

For comfort, ladies may want to wear a sports bra for the hopping exercises.  Alternately, just hold on to your chest and get it done!

Check back for the next series of progressions.
Leave me a comment on how you’re doing and what your 4 Minute Morning variation looks like.
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