How’s your day going so far? Thanks for all of your comments on yesterday’s goal setting post. I always love hearing what you guys are up to! I haven’t started practicing the waterfall braid yet, but it’s on my list for this weekend – in between watermelon eating, magazine reading, barbequing, and relaxing in the sunshine of course!
Work It Out
As I mentioned, the Fit Bit Fridays this month are all going to be part of my No-Crunch Core Workout Challenge, and you’re welcome to join in at any time. Each workout requires almost no equipment, and if you follow the plan, you’ll have completed between 45-60 minutes of solid core work by the end of next week. Here comes Workout 2!
The No-Crunch Core Workout (Part 2)
Just like last week’s Part 1, you’ll complete all 6 of the moves in this routine with no rest in between exercises. After you’ve finished the 6, take a 60-90s breather, then start your next round. Within the table below, you’ll find options for basic versions of each move, as well as variations you can do to make them harder. If you’re participating in my July No-Crunch Core Challenge, you’ll be going through the circuit twice on Monday, three times on Wednesday, and 4 times on Friday (or on whatever three days you choose to do these workouts).
Here’s a quick breakdown and some visuals for each move:
Seated knee tucks (can also be done sitting on the floor):
Jacknife: Aim to reach for your toes and keep your legs straight, but if it’s too tough, just reach for your shins.
If you’d rather, you can do the face-down stability ball version:
Walk Out: Start in a standing position with feet about 6 inches apart. Bend over into a forward fold and place your hands on the ground. Keeping your feet in the same place, gradually walk your hands out until you’re in high plank – or a little further if you want to challenge yourself. When you can’t walk your hands out any more, reverse the motion and return to the forward fold. Repeat for all reps.
Scissors: This exercise is just like the flutterkicks from last week, only your legs will move from side to side rather than up and down.
Ball tripod push-up: This can be done with a stability ball for a greater challenge. Drop down to your knees to make it easier.
Plank jacks: Just like a jumping jack minus the hands, get into high plank position and jump feet together then apart. Repeat quickly for all reps.
Turn It Up
Ok, I know there are about as many parody versions of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe out there as I have shoes in my closet (lots), and I’ll admit some of them are pretty hilarious. However, when it comes to working out, I like the dance/trance-ified remixes more. This one is the best I’ve found and it makes for a great spin or running song. Or just a jump-around-your-room-and-dance-like-a-freak song. Either one works.
Have A Read
- 3 workout mistakes to avoid and how to fix them - via Fit Bottomed Girls
- The 3 essential yoga poses to do every day – via FitSugar
Now tell me…
- What was the best workout you had this week? Mine was a circuit that I did on Tuesday, and another really great one that I did on Thursday. Both left me feeling fabulous (and a little sore!) and I can’t wait to post it for you after the July No-Crunch Core Challenge is done!
- What are you up to this weekend?