Hey there, it’s a new week and that means it’s time for a new exercise! The Home Exercise of the Week this time is another core exercise called Medicine Ball Cross Body Mountain Climber.
With this exercise you will be targeting your abdominal muscles, especially your obliques, as well as your chest, shoulders, triceps, hip flexors, and lower back. The added instability of planking on the medicine ball while doing the mountain climber further engages your core muscles and stabilizers, making it quite challenging.
Here are the key points to doing the Medicine Ball Cross Body Mountain Climber properly:
start in a plank position with your hands on the medicine ball
make sure the ball is directly underneath your chest
engage your abdominals and keep tight throughout the movement
from the full plank position, drive your right knee towards your left elbow giving your abs a really good flex
return to the starting position and then drive your left knee towards your right elbow
repeat until you have finished your set
So there you have the Medicine Ball Cross Body Mountain Climber. Take it slow at first until you feel comfortable balancing yourself on the ball. Once you get the hang of it you can try increasing your rep speed to add a cardiovascular component.
If you like this exercise leave a comment below. I’d love to hear what you think.
Hey everyone! It’s Home Exercise of the Week time and I have the third part here for you of the three part split routine. This week we are going to do the Back, Bicep, and Core Workout. This routine is going to get your arms looking strong and toned and is going to strengthen the ever important muscles of the back. Strong back and core muscles help prevent back problems as you age and especially if you spend many hours at a desk job, not to mention how great a strong back looks!
This Back, Bicep, and Core Workout does have some dumbbell exercises in them so if you have a set that’s great but if not then grab some stuff around the house that you can lift and curl like heavy soup cans, water bottles, pets, children, etc! 😉
Hey everyone! Summer is fast approaching and that means less clothing and more of your body showing. Here is a new Home Workout of the Week for you to do that will help you shed some unwanted pounds and tone your legs, shoulders, and abdominals!
This Leg, Shoulder, and Core Workout is part of a split routine and the rest of the workouts to go along with this one will be coming in the weeks ahead. Do this workout at a minimum of once a week along with the other routines and you’ll be well on your way to a fit and toned summer body!
Note: There are a lot of plyometric moves in this routine which means high impact, jumping moves. If you are a beginner or have knee problems then I suggest you do not do any jumping and just do standard moves. For example, in the Cross Body Punch Jump Squat you would just do the punches then squat but not jump.
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
Hey there! I have a new Home Exercise of the Week to show you and this core exercise is going to target your obliques as well as work your shoulders isometrically. It’s called the Side Plank Contralateral Knee Tuck and it is quite challenging so take it slow until you get the hang of it and then work your way up to higher reps.
Let’s take a look at the key points to doing the Side Plank Contralateral Knee Tuck properly.
start in a side plank position with your elbow directly under your shoulder
offset your foot position by bringing your top leg to the front and your bottom leg to the back
raise your hips up until your body is straight and contract your abdominals
extend your top arm overhead and from this position drive your bottom knee up underneath you and at the same time bend your top arm so the elbow and knee meet in the middle
squeeze your abdominals then return to the starting position
repeat for the desired amount of time or reps then do the same for the other side
So there you have the Side Plank Contralateral Knee Tuck. It’s a tough one but well worth the effort! If you have any questions please comment on this post or feel free to email me.