Hey there, it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week. This week I have an upper body and core exercise to show you called the Equalizer Bar Pushup Mountain Climber Twist.
This is a great exercise to work your chest, shoulders, triceps, upper and lower abdominals, and obliques. I’m using an Equalizer Bar for this video demonstration but if you don’t have one, you can also do this exercise without it or use a step or bench to elevate your upper body. The elevation of the upper body gives your knee a little more clearance to raise up and twist and the Equalizer Bar allows you to go a little deeper in the pushup.
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the Equalizer Bar Pushup Mountain Climber Twist.
place the Equalizer Bar on it’s side on the floor
place your hands on the bar at the highest elevation and get in to a full plank position
keep your hands in line with your chest and keep your abs tight
lower your body until you feel a deep stretch in your chest while keeping your elbows flared out at about a 45 degree angle
push back up until your arms are almost straight but don’t lock them out at the top
from this top position, drive your right knee forward and then twist it underneath you towards your left side
return to the middle and then bring your right foot back to the starting position
perform another pushup and then drive your left knee forward and twist it underneath you towards your right side
return to the middle and bring your left foot back to the starting position
repeat the movements for your desired amount of reps or time
So there you have the Equalizer Bar Pushup Mountain Climber Twist. Multi-joint movements are always great for building overall strength, conditioning, and for calorie burning so try adding this exercise to your upper body or full body routine. If you have trouble doing a full pushup, you can also do a modified pushup from your knees and then just raise your body up on your toes to perform the mountain climber twist.
Let me know how you do with this one in the comments below or if you have any questions.
Hey everyone, it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week! The exercise this week is one that is challenging and honestly not a favourite of many but it is a very effective core and cardiovascular exercise! They are Moguls!
Moguls target your abdominals, especially your obliques, but they also work your chest, shoulders, and triceps from holding yourself in the plank position. Your legs and glutes will also get a good workout from this exercise.
Let’s take a look at the key points to doing Moguls properly:
start in a full plank position with your knees off the ground and tucked in underneath you
while flexing your core, jump your feet out to the side while keeping your knees tucked in and dropping your hip close to the ground
from this side position, jump all the way to the other side and drop your hip down again close to the ground
keep jumping from side to side at a fairly quick pace while keeping your core flexed and your knees tucked in underneath you
So there you have Moguls. It’s challenging, your heart rate will be up, your abs will be burning, you’ll be sweating, but in the end you’ll be glad you did them and they will get easier the more you do them!
Leave a comment below and let me know how you do. You can even curse me for presenting this crazy exercise to you!
Hey there! It’s time for another Home Workout of the Week and this week I have part two of a three part split routine. This workout is going to focus on the muscles of your chest, triceps, and again your abdominals. A strong upper body is important in your daily activities to help you lift things and move about more easily not to mention the great looking body that strong, toned muscles will create!
This Chest, Tricep, and Core Workout is quite challenging and very heavy on pushups so take your time and modify the pushups if needed by doing them from your knees. A thorough warm-up of the shoulder girdle is definitely needed to avoid injury so please make sure you don’t neglect your warm-up.
Hey everyone, I have a new Home Workout of the Week for you to try!
This Quick Tabata Workout will get your heart pumping, calories burned, and muscles pumped. As always make sure that you pay special attention to your form in order to get the best and safest results.
Tabata workouts are quick but intense. With the warm-up, you should be able to complete this workout in about 30 minutes but if you need to take longer breaks between each Tabata then that is perfectly ok. In time with consistent workouts you will build up your endurance and intensity.
Have fun and get sweating!
Quick Tabata Workout
Tabata Protocol – 20 seconds of as many reps as you can do followed by 10 seconds of rest; 4 rounds of each pair of exercises followed by a 1 minute rest before moving on to the next pair of exercises