A morning workout is an excellent way to wake yourself up. Try this eight-minute workout at home to add an extra boost of energy to your day…

By Lucy Miller (Photos: Shutterstock)

How to do this morning workout:

Time to get started with your morning workout! Simply set a timer for eight minutes and complete this four-move circuit twice.

You have one minute to do the designated amount of reps and then you get to rest for the remainder of the minute.

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Minute 1 = Squat jumps

Reps: 15

Rest: Rest for the remainder of the minute

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands clasped in front of your chest and elbows pointing toward the floor.
  2. Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat.
  3. Push through your heels and explode up into a jump, then land softly back into a squat.

Mountain climbers

Minute 2 = Mountain climbers

Reps: 20

Rest: Rest for the remainder of the minute

  1. Assume a push-up position with your arms straight and your body in a straight line from your head to your ankles.
  2. Without changing the posture of your lower back (it should be arched), raise your right knee toward your chest.
  3. Pause, return to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That’s one rep.
  4. Alternate until you’ve done all 20 reps.

Push ups

Minute 3 = Push-ups

Reps:10

Rest: Rest for the remainder of the minute

  1. Kneel on a mat with your hands below your shoulders and your knees behind your hips, so your back is angled and long.
  2. Tuck your toes under, tighten your abs and bend your elbows to lower towards the floor. Gaze in front of your fingertips so your neck stays long. Press back up to the start position and complete 10 reps.

Burpees no equipment workout

Minute 4 = Burpees

Reps: 10

Rest: Rest for the remainder of the minute

  1. From standing, bend your knees into a low squat and place your hands under your shoulders.
  2. Jump both feet behind you, bending your elbows to get into a push-up position.
  3. Quickly reverse the motion, jumping forwards into the low squat, then jump straight up and clap your hands overhead. That’s one rep.

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