Warming up your muscles and creating mobility slowly in your muscles prepares your body for a strenuous workout.
Warming up prepares the body for exercise and helps to prevent injury.
But what are some good exercises to do? There are so many options. Choose what is right for you and your body today. Remember to listen to your body. What was good for you yesterday may not necessarily be correct for you today.
Yoga is for everybody. Little ones can be as inspirational as a yoga master. This is something that I learned when teaching very young children yoga in a class over 10 years ago.
Children have supple relaxed bodies. They also don’t worry about the past or the future as much as adults might. Remaining in the present helps person stay in the pose and experience all the benefits of that pose.
Here are some great poses for moms and kids to do together:
Do you practice yoga? What are the benefits that you experience?
I did one of these for a portion of my hiit class last Sunday. I like these exercises because they are simple and build total body strength.
Remember to mind your posture throughout all of these exercises. Ground your feet equally on left and right, roll your shoulders into the back of your body, keep your chest open and keep your core strong.
In class, I chose to bring in number three, the bow extension exercise.
Have you done these exercises before? How many minutes a week do you dedicate to building your strength with strength training exercises?
This is a good strength conditioning workout in the form of a challenge if you want to start slow. It only requires ONE minute a day for 30 days, except on hiit challenge days. You do one exercise for one minute every day. For 30 days.
This will accomplish two things: familiarize yourself with strength conditioning exercises making your body stronger and …allowing your body to form the habit of regular exercise. Would four minutes make a difference? Yes. Your body will get stronger after the 30 days.
So if you want to lose fat and gain muscle, maybe try this out:
Have you ever participated in an exercise challenge? What benefits do you believe that regular exercise gives?