Spring Into Shape for Summer – Week 11
“People often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” Mohandas Gandhi
We have two weeks left to our Spring Into Shape For Summer Program. But there is NO finish line with fitness so this is just a beginning to your Best Life!
This week we are going to experiment with Circuit workouts. Perform 5 minutes of cardio exercise like walking, running, skipping, stepping or cycling. Then complete a lower body, upper body and core exercise. Then do another 5 minutes of cardio and then complete a different lower body, upper body and core exercise.
As a reminder, here is what we have reviewed so far…Squats, pushups, v-sits, lunges, rows, planks, step ups, pull ups, ‘Dead Bug’ stabilization, 1 leg squats, shoulder press, bridging. Plie Squats, External Rotation, Opposite Arm/Leg lifts, Ball Hamstring Curls, Reverse Fliers, Oblique Crunches, Lateral Side to Side Steps, Tricep pressdowns, Side planks, Balance exercise, 1 Leg Bicep Curl and Tubing Torso Rotation.
Perform about 8-15 reps of each exercise. Go through this circuit workout 5 times with different exercises for a cardio and full body workout.
Do this circuit workout three times this week on alternating days.
Full Body Stretch – Lie on the floor with your feet up resting against the wall and your hips at the wall. Then let both legs fall to one side into a comfortable position on the floor. Bend your knees if you need to. Place your arms at your side at the level of your shoulders with your palms up and turn your head away from your legs. Hold for 30-60 seconds each side relaxing and breathing deeply.
Set a goal to reduce your intake of sugar, salt and caffeine.
Surround yourself with positive, supportive people! Remember you become who you hang with so interact regularly with people who will inspire, challenge and empower you to reach for your personal best.
Yours in health & fitness,
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Run to Remember WA - May 29th - Downtown Washougal, WA – just across the river from Portland