Quick Strength

This week I want to focus a bit on developing strength.  Choose 4-5 days this week and do 25 pushups, 50 crunches, and 25 squats.

Pushups:  Start on your toes.  If you can only get to one or two that’s fine.  Improve over time but make an effort to get there.  Lower yourself down to a couple of inches off the floor, your elbows at a 90 degree angle.  Don’t lower your head, keep your spine neutral.  If you find yourself looking down toward your feet you are lowering your head…pick it up to look at the spot of floor just in front of where your hands are.

Crunches:  Don’t rush these.  Exhale on each lift.  Imagine a string pulling your shoulders toward the ceiling….DON’T pull your head toward your knees.

Squats: Imagine you are sitting down into a chair…your butt comes backward.  Your knees don’t come over your toes.  Lower yourself nice and deep, knees should be at 90 degree angle.  Choose a fixed spot halfway up the wall in front of you and keep your eyes on it.  Exhale as you stand up.

If you keep this up 4-5 times a week you are going to notice a difference.

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