Archive for August, 2010
After doing your downward dog pose, you can move immediately into a side plank pose. From the downward dog pose rotate your body upward to the right using only your left hand the left side of your foot to stabilize you. Raise your right arm so that it is pointing to the sky. Make sure that you keep your abs tight and keep your body straight from your head to your toes. Now drop the middle part of your body to the ground and repeat the movement on the opposite side.
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You can add a variation to the downward dog pose. Begin by standing straight with your abs tight. Bend your knees to plant your palm on the floor. Walk your hands out in front of you as you slowly straighten your legs to make a v shape with your body. Hold for 20 seconds then raise your left leg a few feet from the ground and keep it straight. Hold for 20 seconds. Now repeat this movement on the right left. Now bend at the knees and walk your hands back.
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Cut your workout short by starting out with a warm up of some cardio for 5 minutes and then increase your intensity for 5 minutes. Now hop off the bike or treadmill and move immediately into squats while holding a weight. Now you can move back into doing cardio for 3 minutes and then onto another strength training exercise such as arm curls while standing. Alternate these activities for 30 minutes and be sure to check your heart rate so that you can adjust your intensity in order to keep it in the right zone.
Are you looking for new ways to cut your workout in half? You may be tired of two hours of a boring exercise routine. You could cut the boredom by doing some cardio in between your strength training exercises. It breaks up the time spent on the cardio equipment which is often agony. This type of workout will keep your heart rate up so that you will stay within your target fat burning zone while compacting your workout session.
The front leg lift can provide a great workout for your gluts. Start by laying on the floor on your left side with your left hand holing up your head. Make sure both of your legs are straight and and kick your right leg forward so that it is parallel to the ground and perpendicular to your left leg. Now bring your right leg back to where it is parallel with your left leg without touching your left leg. Now repeat this motion for 3 sets of 12 repetitions on each leg.