An 8-Minute Workout to Restore Your Flexibility & Strength Getting back into a regular exercise routine after the holidays can take a lot of work. Because of this, your body may have lost some strength and flexibility in your joints. Enjoy this quick 8-minute workout to help restore muscle memory and strength.

Knee Tuck

  1. Start by lying on your back with your legs extended. Keep your arms straight and to your sides.
  2. Bring your knees to your chest while keeping your hips to the ground.
  3. Hold for 8-10 counts. Repeat 4-6 times.

Straight Leg Crossover

  1. Start by lying on your back with your legs extended. Keep your arms out to your sides.
  2. Lift your left leg toward the ceiling. Then, slowly lower your leg to the right side while crossing your other leg over your body.
  3. Hold for 8-10 counts and repeat 4-6 times on each side.

Swimming

  1. Start by lying face down on the floor with your arms extended past your head.
  2. Lift your right hand and left leg slightly off of the ground.
  3. Keep your body straight and your stomach pulled into your spine.
  4. Return to your starting position, and repeat with your left hand and right leg.
  5. Continue for 30 seconds.

Always consult with your doctor or chiropractor before adding new workouts into your routine, especially if you have a serious medical condition, physical limitations or experience chronic pain.