This week's exercise is a follow-up to last week's modified "V" ab workout using a wobble cushion. This week, the focus will be on completing the motion hands-free
The down dog stretch targets your arms, back, and legs, core, and shoulders. This variation, using a chair, is another easy one to do while on the go. Have a long layover during your travels? Stretching during those few extra moments can help ease the tension and anxiety that often accompany the holidays; anticipating potentially… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Down Dog Split Using a Chair
Planks build strength in your core, shoulders, and your back. This version of a plank and arm-raise, using a resistance band challenges you more in that it shifts your center of gravity. The band also works your shoulders more than a traditional plank.
Hip bridges work a substantial amount of muscles; the hip abductors, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, your core, and the quadriceps are all involved in maintaining balance. Using a wobble cushion makes it much more difficult. This variation, stabilizing with one leg, is another version that increases the difficulty. Lay on your back on the floor- you… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Hip Bridges Using A Wobble Cushion
The lat pulldown is another exercise that can be completed using resistance bands and door anchors. You can also modify the setup like I have, wrapping the band around a pullup bar, or however else works best for you. Latissimus dorsi (Lats)Image courtesy of: kimberlyberg.net To complete the exercise: Stand with one foot about a… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Lat Pulldown