4 posts tagged core
Move of the day! Challenge your core and gain some balance with this advanced plank move! Get into plank and then lift your right arm off the mat as you lift your left leg. You will wiggle around. You may fall. But try! The fall isn’t that far! Try it
CRAZY HARD Arm workout that kept me SHAKING!!!
It’s basically bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, and elbow raises with a 3-5lb weight in plank THE WHOLE TIME. No resting in between sets. Sorry guys.
WOW. I did not expect this workout to be so hard for me. You need to try this and let me know how you do. It’s a good one to start off the week with! And don’t forget to subscribe to BlogilatesTV to get all my other HIIT and circuit workouts.
Move of the day: Cobra Push Up
I did a push up challenge this week in my classes and one of the stars of the workout was the Cobra push up! Very graceful…maybe even a little seductive. This takes a lot of upper body strength so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it with attempt #1.
This move works your chest, arms, and core.
A. Start in plank on palms
B. Then pretend you have a bar (limbo bar) in front of your head and try to bring your head under it, then your back as you lower yourself into a chest pushup. If you go low enough your chest will graze the mat.
C. Once you’ve slithered under the bar, come into a full cobra with straight arms
D. Then come back to plank and repeat
Move of the Day: Plank hold single arm row
Targets upper back, lats, shoulders, core, and glutes.
Get into pushup position with your hands gripping a pair of dumbbells; your hands should be slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, and your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Keeping your hips parallel to the floor (you’ll need to engage your core and glutes the entire time), bend your right elbow to pull the weight up toward the side of your body. Pause, then slowly return the weight to the floor and repeat with the left arm. That’s one rep. Do 15.