5 Easy Microbreak Stretches That Will Recharge You in Minutes

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#1 – Active Side Stretch

Begin in an upright standing position with your legs slightly more than hip-width apart, and your toes slightly pointed outward. Bend your hands up to the sides. Contract your core, and then bring one knee up while touching it with your elbow on the same shoulder side. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite leg.

Active Side Stretch

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side.


#2 – Knee Drive with Twist

Begin in an upright standing position with your legs slightly more than hip-width apart, and your toes slightly pointed outward. Contract your core, and drive one knee up toward your opposite shoulder, swinging both arms down. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite side.

Knee Drive with Twist

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side.


#3 – Reverse Lunge with Reach

Begin in an upright standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Extend one knee back and reach down with your hands. Raise back up to return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite leg.

Reverse Lunge with Reach

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side.


#4 – Hip Hinge

Begin in an upright standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Slightly bend your knees and pivot through your hips to bend your upper body forward. Ideally, your back should be parallel to the floor. Raise back up, contracting your glutes at the end position. Repeat the movement.

Hip Hinge

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side.


#5 – Skater Jumps

Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and hinge through your hips to move into an athletic position. Take a big step to one side as you counter the movement by raising your opposite hand. Repeat the movement on the opposite side.

Skater Jumps

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side.