Hi Guys! I’ve been quiet the last couple of days because, well… life! I had blog posts ‘planned’ but just didn’t get around to actually writing them. Story of my life lately! I know a few people are owed emails too, I’m planning on catching up with those Thursday. Until then it’s WORKOUT WEDNESDAY! I got out yesterday afternoon to do my workout and it was HOT. Seriously the weather here has been INSANE. On the plus side my tan is coming along nicely, I have swimsuit tanlines from all the swimming we’ve been doing!
The workout has 45 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds of rest. There are 4 exercises, though a few are repeated as they are single side exercises. Remember if you want to get the videos straight away subscribe to my youtube channel! The full video is below:
The first exercise is a HI-LO PLANK Start in a low plank position with your elbows under your shoulders, and feet shoulder width apart. Engage the core and replace the elbows with the hands, coming into a high plank position. Imagine you are marching with the hands/elbows. Aim for as little movement in the hips as possible .
After the hi-lo plank is an OBLIQUE CRUNCH, coming over to one side, knees and hips stacked in front and knees bent to 90°. Arm nearest the floor is extended at shoulder height. Top hand to the temple then crunch up the top shoulder to top hip. So the same side should and hip try to meet. When returning bring the shoulder almost all the way back down to get the full range of movement.
The third move is a SIDE PLANK WITH KNEE LIFT. Set up the side plank with the hand under the shoulder. Legs are extended out with the top leg in front of the bottom leg. Top arm extended up and hips lifted away from the floor. Bend the bottom leg and bring the knee into the chest trying not to move the hips or shoulders.
Lastly we have a V-SIT WITH ALTERNATING LEG EXTENSION. Sitting on your butt, spine long, abs engaged, holding under the thighs. Lean back extending the arms, then lift the feet a few inches off the floor. You have the option to continue holding the thighs or extend the arms forward, then extend alternating legs to challenge your balance and core strength.
I got some new workout toys this month so I’ll be using those soon in videos and hopefully doing more videos in general!