We are at the home stretch! For this weeks fitness challenge post I thought I would let you in on three moves that I
HATED LOVED from this past week.
First up would have to be sumo squats. These require you to do a squat in a wide stance with your feet angled slightly outward. Remember to always push your butt back so that your knees don’t go over your toes (and cause possible injury!). During my class we did 30 sumo squats, then on the last one you stay down in the squat position and move up and down on your toes 20 times. Sounds like a blast doesn’t it! Want to work your inner thighs, do this a few times a week! Then say model legs here I come!
Next up are jabs with resistance bands. My class usually does kicks and punches into the air, but we changed it up this week! For this move you need a partner (to hold the resistance band for you) OR a post/poll that you can put the band around. For this I just added resistance by wrapping the band around my hand and using my back as a post (not totally ideal though, but it gives you the idea!) From here you begin alternating jabs for 1 minute, then 30 seconds with just your right arm, then 30 seconds with your left. We repeated this 3 times with 30 second breaks in between sets. This added that extra resistance that made your arms burn like no tomorrow. But arm flab and shoulders are definitely getting their workout!
The final killer, one-legged-burpies. Yes you read that right. To be honest I don’t even know if I could fully do them. They are the same as the awful regular burpie, just on one leg. If you haven’t done burpies before this involves jumping up (from a standing position), going down on to all fours, jumping your legs back (so you are in a push-up position), add in a push up (if you want…or if you are told to), jump your legs forward, go back to a standing position and REPEAT. Now imagine doing that fun activity on one leg. It was not easy and I think I cheated and used both legs to go to and from the push up position but try it out and see how it goes. This was repeated 10 times per leg.
I hope these are helpful if you are looking for new activities to do at the gym or maybe just to tone up at home. Now for my own fitness update, 5 more days until bikini time!!!
Weight loss this week: down -3 pounds (GOAL WEIGHT HAS BEEN REACHED!!!)
That is a total weight loss of 11 pounds! I am not to my final goal weight but I am right where I wanted to be before heading to the sun!
PS. The pockets on my sweater are most unflattering, you can’t seem to be able to see my six-pack through them… Oh odd!!
PPS. I apologize for my horrible quality of photos (will be investing in a good camera once I am not a cheap moneyless student!) and my awesome home gym, aka a yoga mat in my living room!