April 8th, 2019

Published April 08, 2019
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Happy Monday warriors. We have a core and lower body workout for you today! Block 1 starts off with drinking birds, one of the absolute best exercises you can do for your back, posture and even flexibility. It seems like a simple exercise, but you want to make sure you’re keeping your legs, back and upper body engaged. Once you master this variation, you can move on to one-legged exercises that will help strengthen your legs and feet. That might sound weird, but strong feet will prevent plantar fasciitis, ankle pain and other pain in your legs. Be sure to keep your feet planted straight and really focus on keeping the weight on them as you push your butt backwards for this move. Next we're moving on to shoulder bridge lifts. These will challenge your glutes to lift you up through the exercise. They build on the shoulder bridge by adding a lift where you press into your heels to lift your hips and chest up as far as you can. Let's perfect alternating reverse lunges in block 2. Initiate the movement by putting the weight slightly on your heels and hinging slightly forward on the hips. Emphasize the glutes and your front leg, NOT your back leg. Use the hinge of the hip. Keep your torso forward. Act as if you’re going to a sprint. The leg at the front is the one really controlling the movement and feeling the burn in the quadriceps –– just make sure that knee is always in line with your toes. You want to initiate the move by keeping the weight on your front foot and hinging through the hips as you put your back foot back and tap that knee to the ground. The idea is that you’re putting very little pressure on that back foot and using the hinge of the hip and front leg to do the movement. Next up are kneeling hip ups (right side). These strengthen your obliques which can help with back pain and slimming down your sides. Keep your elbow and arm pressed into the ground as you stack your knees in line with your elbow, keeping that bottom leg planted on the ground for stabilization. You should feel those obliques firing hard as you lift and lower your hips. Great for core stabilization and your obliques are going to fire so hard in every single rep. I want you to do another set of kneeling hip ups but now at the left side! Remember the obliques are going to be firing, so make sure you’re keeping your bottom leg planted and your arm and elbow pressed to the ground. Let’s get this workout started! <div class="text-center my-5 hidden-sm-down"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/Block_1.png" alt="Round One"> </div> <div class="text-center my-5 hidden-md-up"> Block 1 <hr> </div> <h4>60 seconds work |5 seconds rest |4 rounds</h4> <div class="row justify-content-center text-center"> <div class="col-12 col-md-4"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/media/exercises/beginner/DRINKING_BIRDS.gif" alt="DRINKING BIRDS"> <p>DRINKING BIRDS</p> </div> <div class="col-12 col-md-4"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/media/exercises/beginner/SHOULDER_BRIDGE_LIFTS.gif" alt="SHOULDER BRIDGE LIFTS"> <p>SHOULDER BRIDGE LIFTS</p> </div> </div> <div class="text-center my-5 hidden-sm-down"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/Block_2.png" alt="Round One"> </div> <div class="text-center my-5 hidden-md-up"> Block 2 <hr> </div> <h4>30 seconds work |15 seconds rest |6 rounds</h4> <div class="row justify-content-center text-center"> <div class="col-12 col-md-4"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/media/exercises/beginner/ALTERNATING_REVERSE_LUNGES.gif" alt="ALTERNATING REVERSE LUNGES"> <p>ALTERNATING REVERSE LUNGES</p> </div> <div class="col-12 col-md-4"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/media/exercises/beginner/KNEELING_HIP_UPS_RIGHT_SIDE.gif" alt="KNEELING HIP UPS RIGHT SIDE"> <p>KNEELING HIP UPS RIGHT SIDE</p> </div> <div class="col-12 col-md-4"> <img class="img-fluid" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/media/exercises/beginner/KNEELING_HIP_UPS_LEFT_SIDE.gif" alt="KNEELING HIP UPS LEFT SIDE"> <p>KNEELING HIP UPS LEFT SIDE</p> </div> </div>

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