monday

Mix up your fitness routine with a different workout every day! Start with 20-30 minutes of cardio, like jogging, power walking, doing jumping jacks, jumping rope, using an elliptical machine, riding a regular or stationary bike. Then add a targeted workout to get head-to-toe fit! Kick off the school week with a serious ab workout…

Choose 3:

Planks                                     4 planks, 30 seconds each

Crunches                                3 sets of 20

Scissor Kicks                         2 sets of 20

Rotating Deadlift                 30 on each side

 

Plank:

  1. Start by getting into a push-up position.
  2. Rest your weight on your forearms (beginner) or your hands.
  3. Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles.
  4. Engage your abs by pulling your stomach in toward your spine.

Hold position for 30 seconds.

Crunch:

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and arms crossed over your chest.
  2. Engage your abs, then lift your upper body off the ground toward your knees while exhaling.
  3. Pause, then return to starting position while inhaling.

Scissor Kick:

  1. Lie on your back, hands at your sides, palms down.
  2. Engage your abs, then lift both legs about six inches off the ground with knees slightly bent.
  3. Raise your left leg to about a 45˚ angle, while lowering your right leg a few inches.
  4. Alternate legs up and down, creating a “scissor” motion.

Rotating deadlift:

  1. Stand on your left leg with the right leg behind you with a little weight on your right toes to help you balance.
  2. Bend both knees slightly, hands behind your head, opening your elbows wide to the side.
  3. Engage your abs and keep your back straight as you bend forward from the hips until your torso is almost parallel to floor.
  4. Keeping your back flat, return to standing while twisting your ribs and shoulders to the left.