This New Year our resolution is Fitness!…and here are a few exercises we are using to get fit ASAP!
This highly functional exercise not only works the core, it also challenges the important reactive process involved in core stability. It’s amazing the sweat you can produce with this move.
- Stand sideways with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and hold a weighted ball at about forehead level, arms bent 90-degrees and knees slightly bent.
- Then, as if you were going to hurl the ball down and behind you to the right, tighten your abs and rotate your body into a lunge-style stance, bending both knees until the back shin is parallel to the floor.
- Your arms will straighten with your hands traveling to the outside of your left knee.
- To reverse, tighten your abs and explode up through your legs, returning to the start position.
- Do 15 from left to right and another 15 from right to left.
These are a fave because they work your core while strengthening your upper body and stretching your back and legs.
- Start in plank position on your forearms with your tailbone tucked and core braced.
- Press back into a down-dog like position with your butt in the air, back flat, and chest press downwards.
- Return to start while engaging your core.
- Try up to 3 sets of 15 reps.
ROND DE JAMBE
This exercise works the entire body. I love this one because it challenges balance and is effective in producing accelerated results.
- Step your right foot on top of the band and stand with your heels and inner thighs pressed together, toes pointed out, hands on your hips.
- Reach your right leg forward and circle it around to the back, maintaining external rotation of the legs.
- Reverse the direction to complete one rep.
- Do 2 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg.
From a full plank position, alternate ‘running’ your knees into your chest as quickly as you can. Push your speed as much as possible so that you are completely out of breath by the end of your 20 seconds.
Lets get FIT!!
DISCLAIMER: Please consult your medical professional before beginning exercises.