Are you a runner who often hits the pavement without do much as doing a quick side stretch? If this is you, listen up! While running is great cardiovascular exercise, it's not so great for our joints. The repetitive single-plane motion of running can cause a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on our joints, ligaments, and already weak and tight hip flexor muscles.
This is a quick upper body workout - no weights required! If you want to increase the intensity, grab a set of 2 to 3 pound weights for the second portion of this workout.
All you need for this workout is two resistance bands: a heavy (or heavier) band and a light (or lighter band). If you have a yoga mat, I would also roll that out.
Tackle this total body workout in just 5 minutes! No equipment required.
If you have more time (I bet you do), try it 2-3x through with a 3-minute break between rounds. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
This is a GREAT workout to do, well all the time, but particularly if you're traveling, or squeezing in a workout at home where you have minimal equipment. All you need for this one is your own body and an (optional) yoga mat. We'll work every muscle group in a short 20-minutes.
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Last year I got into jump roping. Like really got into it. It's one of those activities that's super challenging, but also makes you feel like a kid again. Adding some jump rope moves into your workout routine is a great way to squeeze in your dreaded cardio workout without logging hours on the elliptical or treadmill.
Today's BodyLove workout is just 10 minutes, and consists of only five moves that use just your body weight. In between each move we'll grab a rope to get the hard rate up and test coordination. If you don't have a rope - no worries! Just try it mimicking the arm and foot motions. You'll still get in a great workout! If you have the time (and energy) try this workout two times through!
PS it was a sunny day! Apologies for my especially washed-out look in the intro.
This 15-minute good morning stretch is the perfect way to start the day. Pair it with a short meditation, a huge glass of water, (and coffee or tea), and you'll be unstoppable. All you need is a lacrosse or tennis ball, and a set of yoga blocks (optional if you have tight hamstrings).
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