RENEGADE ROWS! What can I say about this humbling, full body exercise, besides the fact that I’m still mastering it? Here are a few reminders I tell myself about proper form:
1️⃣ Start with a high plank position, hands under your shoulders.
2️⃣ Feet shoulder width apart (some people open up a little wider). 3️⃣ SQUEEZE ERRTHANG - glutes, abs, quads, cheeks, eyes, breasts, toes 😂😂😂😂 (okay, the first three but you get my point).
4️⃣ Keeping your hips SQUARE (this simply means keeping it straight/even/facing the same direction - one should not be higher or more rotated than the other). DON’T LET THOSE HIPS SAG!
5️⃣ Pull the dumbbell up towards your armpits and squeeze your shoulder blade. Don’t let the hips sag or rotate (notice I have a slight rotation? Yes! Still perfecting it!) 6️⃣ Control your dumbbell going down, and repeat on the other arm.
REMEMBER, FORM OVER REPS, always. Don’t rush through these. Better a few good reps than a bunch of BS ones.
Thank you all for coming last night! I realized at the event that many of you have never tried the reformer, let alone heard of it, other than assuming it is some kind of medieval torture device! 😂
So here is the reformer and the box, a prop we often use to add a variety of movements on the reformer. This is one of the first exercises I grew to love because of how challenging it is without being very complicated. It is not, however, easy and after 12 years I am still finding ways to correct and connect in new ways in this exercise. I often include this one in my lessons because it’s a great way to open the chest, extend the upper back (but not neck or lower back) and is a great arm, leg, back and core workout. Not so scary, right?
What you talking bout? 🤔
It’s easy to say you can do it later, or do it tomorrow, but don’t let yourself off the hook. Finish the week off strong. Keep the commitments you make with yourself. Because it’s also easy to just do it.
It’s all about the story you are telling yourself. You can say, I don’t have time or I don’t feel like it. Or you can say, “I’m going to make time”, or “I got to go get it!”. It’s all about the story you tell yourself... So what you talking bout?
Heeeey! You asked and I deliver 😁 I got loads of questions about how to do the exercises with the right form when you're working out at home.
This is a snippet from the 13 minute workout video guide i did for a full body workout at home. Whether you’re on my workout program or not, you will need this to know how to do the right form and be more confident in your workout. .
To get the full video, go to the link in my bio 😁 .
POWER CARDIO CIRCUIT
3 full body moves to get that heart rate soaring! (Que high school musical WERE SOARING, FLLLYYYIN) 🔥👑 save it and sweat it out! 🔥👑
Do each move for 1 minute back to back resting for 1 minute in between each round. 3 rounds! —————————————————
1. Battle box sumo waves
2. Dumbell burpee curl punches
3. Jump rope —————————————————
👸🏻TIP: blast any tunes that make you feel like the BA that you are 😎
While it’s getting nasty outside, I was getting down n dirty inside! Finally getting back to some decent weight, 350 for triples. As you age the reflexes go, reaction time slows, but strength hangs around a little longer, I’m holdin on to what I got for dear life!🤣 405! I got you in my crosshairs, and I’m gunnin’ for ya!!!
I've never implemented farmer walks into my workout routine but after seeing this picture and feeling my body afterward I might have to add these in.
🔸Hits nearly every muscle in the body.
🔸Helps with stabilization and crushes the core.
🔸Makes your grip much stronger.
🔸Helps with posture.
🔴The key to these are keeping your spine tall, shoulders back, chest high, and take small steps.
Plank with knee crunch / plank knee to elbow 👉 is not only a strong core exercise but also a total body movement that engages your glutes, shoulders, legs and arms. It helps support your back and improve your posture. ⚫Come into plank pose and on exhale bring your right knee below your chest. Hold this position for 5 breaths and then release back into plank. On your next exhale repeat on the other side.