Workin’ Out Wednesday

Our April Challenge is almost over.  I have gotten great feedback on the challenge and am happy that it's pushing you or motivating you or providing an extra little something.  Whatever your motivation, thank you for participating. Workout - Do the following exercises 3 times through. Jumping Jacks (45 seconds) Standing Side Leg Lift (30 seconds each …

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Keep Calm and Press On

Let's continue our challenge, shall we?  Dig deep, 'cause we're adding on. Warm up 3-5 minutes (walk in place, do jumping jacks, jog up and down the hall) Perform the following workout 1 time through: (with a 15 second rest in between): 10 push ups 15 push ups 10 push ups 15 push ups Here's a reminder on form: Modified …

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Push Up Challenge – Day 5

The other day I dragged Brad out of his "coffee chair" and made him start the challenge with me. As you can imagine, it's all fun times at our house when it's "challenge time".  Sadly, that darling husband of mine did something to his rotator cuff about 3 months ago and is unable to lower himself down …

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When In Doubt – Do Push Ups

Good morning! Here’s your workout for today: WAIT!  Form check! Hands under and slightly outside of your shoulders.  Check. Turn hands so fingers are slightly turning towards each other. Check. Hips in line with shoulders, not hitching up or drooping.  Check. Abs engaged.  Check. Neck in neutral by keeping gaze out about 8-10 inches in …

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February Challenge Begins

All hail the mighty push up! Why push ups?  Well, I believe (and I'm not alone) that the push up is the single most effective upper body/core strengthening exercise.  And *bonus*  it does not require any equipment. Unlike other challenges that expect you to bang out 100 push ups by the end of a month, …

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February Challenge – Push Ups

Our February Push Up Challenge kicks off on Monday, February 2nd. Push ups are the supreme exercise for building a strong upper body and core which in turn helps in your day to day activities such as picking up groceries, a screaming toddler at Target or dragging boxes of Christmas decorations from the shed. Runners …

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