Bodyweight Lifestyle Approved

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:40

Downward facing bow / grab ankle lift

Grab ankle lift

 

 

Lay on your stomach and reach back and grab your ankles.  Inhale and extend your thighs, squeeze your butt and upper back while pulling your legs up from the floor.  Balance on the center of the stomach.  Exhale and return to beginning.  If done for a hold breathe in deeply through the nose and out through the mouth.

Sunday, 05 February 2017 19:21

V-ups

V-ups

   

To start lay flat on your back and lengthen from the toes up through your arms lightly tucking the hips and chin lengthening the spine.  Take a deep breath and exhale strongly as you lift your torso and legs from the ground keeping your back relatively flat.  Do not do a sit up.  Reach the arms straight ahead and bring feet in line with your head. Inhale as you return softly to the floor.    10-20 reps is a good start but 100 without stopping is in your future!

 Alternating V ups

You can also perform “alternating v-ups” by just lifting one leg at a time or you can hold the top v up position called the boat pose for time.  1 minute is great! 

    

Sunday, 05 February 2017 19:21

V-ups

V-ups

   

To start lay flat on your back and lengthen from the toes up through your arms lightly tucking the hips and chin lengthening the spine.  Take a deep breath and exhale strongly as you lift your torso and legs from the ground keeping your back relatively flat.  Do not do a sit up.  Reach the arms straight ahead and bring feet in line with your head. Inhale as you return softly to the floor.    10-20 reps is a good start but 100 without stopping is in your future!

 Alternating V ups

You can also perform “alternating v-ups” by just lifting one leg at a time or you can hold the top v up position called the boat pose for time.  1 minute is great! 

    

Sunday, 05 February 2017 12:47

Lunges

Lunges

 

 

 

Stand with hands clasped behind your head and elbows pulled back.  Step forward keeping the toes and knees pointing forward and stepping forward enough to get a good stretch also.  Exhale and press back to the beginning and Inhale at the top.  Repeat other side.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:55

Side Plank

Side plank