Do you know what happens in your brain when you workout?
Training does brilliant things with our bodies, that’s no news. What’s more fascinating is what it does to our brains. You may have heard of runners high. In fact, intense exercise can put the mind in just as a euphoric state when the substances released by your movement enters your brain. All you have to do is put in the work. Chase the Exerhighs!
Choose your workout:
1. Air squat
Place your feet shoulder with apart, toes pointing slightly outwards. Sit down as far as you can while remaining a neutral spine. Keep knees out at all times.
2. Push ups
Start in high plank position. Place hands shoulder width apart and wrists under shoulders. Lower your chest to the ground while keeping a strong core.
3. Curtsy lunges
Step your left leg diagonally behind your right leg and lower yourself into a lunge. Alternate between right and left leg, and keep knees out to prevent them from buckling in at all times.
4. Glute bridge
Lay flat on your back, feet about hip width apart and knees bent. Lift your hips with your feet flat on the floor and squeeze at the top.
5. V-ups with bent knees
Start with raising your knees to a V-position. Place your hands meeting your elbows. Extend legs while keeping your back straight, with core engaged and abs tight.
1. Squat with jump
Place your feet slightly wider than hip width apart, toes pointing slightly outwards. Sit down as far as you can and jump straight up as high as you can, straightening your legs. Land with soft knees, pointing outwards at all times.
2. Single leg reach and jump
Place feet shoulder width apart. Make a high jump with your knees at 90 degrees and a flexed foot. Drop the leg back and touch floor with opposite arm. Do 5 exercises on each leg and then alternate with the other leg.
3. Plank with shoulder tap
Start in a high plank with your feet hip width apart. Tap each hand to the opposite shoulder while engaging your core to keep the hips as still as possible.
4. High knees running on the spot
Place feet shoulder width apart. Lift knees to 90 degrees and keep your feet neutral or flexed. Avoid pointing your toes down.
5. Bicycle sit-ups
Meet opposite elbow with opposite knee, and extend your leg as you switch to the other elbow and knee.