This weeks challenge not only builds strength but it adds a slight cardio burst to your routine. At the end of your reps be sure to stretch.
Monkey push up
Strengthens: Arms and shoulders, abdominals, back
Get into the “up” part of push-up position with hands directly below shoulders and body in a straight line from head to heels. Keeping core tight, push through toes and hop forward, landing gently with feet on the outside of hands. Hop back to starting position. Bend elbows (keeping them close to body) to lower body toward floor, then push back up; that’s 1 rep. Do 10–12 reps.
The weekly challenges/exercises I normally post on Facebook will now be posted here on the blog. This week we will be performing the Bridge. The goal is 2 sets of 10 repetitions. Perform this exercise slow and controlled and as always breathe.
The Bridge not only works your gluteus muscles and your hamstrings but it is also a great core and spinal stabilizer.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip distance apart and your arms by your side, palms down.
Inhale to prepare
Exhale, keeping your torso in one flat piece, press your feet into the mat and squeeze your butt as you lift your hips up and off the mat. Your body should make a straight line from your shoulder to your knee (There should be no pressure on your neck).
Inhale here holding the Bridge position for 10-20 seconds.
Exhale and lower to the mat.
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