Friday, March 6, 2015

Fitness Friday - Week 9

Hi loves! How did you do on last week's challenge? Did you try out the workout? Let me know in the comments below! This week I did a lot of dancing, my favorite form of exercise. :) 

Saturday I went on the elliptical - 10 minutes on level 5 and 5 minutes on level 4. Then I went on the spin bike for 30 minutes. I did 10 minutes on easy, 10 minutes on medium, and 10 minutes on hard. I walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes on a 6% grade at 4mph. On Monday I went to Zumba (big surprise lol). Tuesday I did my Fabulous Arm Workout, which was last week's challenge (see it here). I also danced for 28 minutes. 

Wednesday I stretched for 19 minutes and danced for an hour. I did a combination of Matt Steffanina and Club Fitz. I also taught myself a new dance! Julianne and Derek Hough recently revealed that they will be going on tour again - Move Live on Tour. They performed a dance on The Ellen Show and naturally I fell in love with it. So, I taught myself it! You can see their performance here

Yesterday I did my Fabulous Arm Workout again. I also danced for 50 minutes. Today I went to Barre Buns. We used resistance bands in class. Oh was it difficult! Afterwards I went on the spin bike for 45 minutes on medium. 

TIP: If you are dancing at home as a workout (as I do), I suggest you have all of your dances prepared beforehand. I like to dance to Matt Steffanina's choreography and dance along with Club Fitz choreography. I have all of the videos up before I start working out. This way when I am dancing for 30 minutes, I am not stopping. I just keep going. This allows me to get a better workout in because I am not letting my heart rate slow down.


This week it is all about abs!! Your challenge is to complete this workout 1-2 times this week. 

Some notes for the workout: 

-Your legs should preferably be straight for the V-Sit-ups. 

-Single Leg Extensions: Lie down on your back and lift both legs up about 1 1/2 feet above the ground. You can bring your legs further down or further up depending on your fitness level. Bring your head up off the ground. Bring your right leg into your chest and slightly twist towards it, placing your left hand on the inside corner of the knee and letting your right arm extend straight and parallel to the side of your right leg. Alternate - now your left leg should come into your chest and you should slightly twist towards the left. Your right hand should be on the inside of your knee and your left arm should be extended parallel to your left leg.

-Single Leg V-ups: You can keep the leg that is not moving either straight or bent, depending on how difficult you want the exercise to be. 

-A Hand-Touch Plank is a regular plank; however, you touch your right hand to your left hand and then your left hand to your right hand. You continue to alternate, keeping your core stabilized. You don't want to be moving anything but your arms.  

-Sliding Plank Crunches involves a small hand towel. Put both feet on this towel, starting off in a plank position. Then, slide your feet in to your hands (this is the crunch) and then back out. 

What do you think about this Awesome Abs Workout? Will you do it? Let me know in the comments below!

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