Y-Squats: 2 Minutes
Works: Shoulders, abdominals, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings and calves
Keeping your hands over your head makes this a lot tougher than regular squats. (A) Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, and raise both hands above head in a “Y” position. (B) Move down into a squat position, then return to standing, keeping both arms fully raised and weight back on your heels throughout movement. Make sure your knees are aligned in the same direction as your toes. Repeat for two minutes.
Easier option: Alternate between 20-second intervals of Y-squats and squats with hands on hips.
Cool-down: 1 minute
For 30 seconds, walk around the room, taking deep breaths. For the remaining 30 seconds, gently stretch the major muscle groups you’ve just worked: calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, abdominals, triceps, chest and shoulders.