Monday Madness was Ntense as usual! We started out the week with lunges outside with Melissa. This is a great excersize to strenghten your core and legs. Hold a desired weight over your head and lunge forward in full control, counting reps or until exaustion. Make sure to maintain good posture!
Damion pushed all of us to greater strengths by encouraging us with motivation. Jump Rope Jane crushed it on the Push Up to Step Up to Pull Up excersize. This one is particularly challenging since you get no break from the ground all the way up to the pull up, the arms and shoulders get both pulling and pushing muscles challenged. The constant motion takes your breath away making each repititon more difficult.
Remember, not only do we need to consume a lot of energy in order to maintain ourselves, we need to consume the right kind of energy. Damion reminded us this week that we should stay away from foods that don’t have much nutritional value and stick to consuming high quality foods that provide the caliber of energy our bodies need as we grow. Stay away from fast food and boxed meals, stick to fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, simple grains and carbohydrates and a great tip is to actually measure your food intake for a week and see where you might be able to improve. Resist your temptations to please your taste buds while doing harm to your body. Laughter and movement go together. Any thought that gives you peace is a positive thought. The more you fill your mind with positive thoughts, the better your state of mind will be. And that naturally results in better physical health.
On Wednesday, Kristin showed us how to bust out some serious body weight squats. This excersize is a great way to get started burning extra fat from the legs and core. Stand up and sit down in repetition making sure your body form and posture is proper. Always keep your back straight, meaning your hips under your torso. Repeat this excersize until you feel Ntense Burn so you get the results you want. No matter where you are at in your daily life remember, life is to be celebrated, never fought but we fight for the things we want out of life.
On Wednesday Darcy Showed us the Ultimate Hammer Row seated on the machine. This excersize is great for your arms and back muscles as well as your shoulders. Again, focus on good technique, makings sure you maintain good posture with your back, being carefull not to twist your back at all. Let your arms do the work and focus on crunching your muscles at the top of the repetition. Darcy also busted out some punch outs on the pulley machine with some Ntensity.
We ended the week out with a couple new excersizes demonstrated below like the Medicine Ball Plank Touch. This is a challenging excersize focusing on building your core muscles and balance skills – which comes from our core strength and familiarity with our body. Be sure to follow us on social media and check back to the blog regularly!