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My New-To-Me Favorite Exercise Move!

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Yesterday was a much needed day of rest and relaxation.  After practicing body pump for a couple of hours, I was ready to join my friends down at the pool.  While they enjoyed alcoholic beverages, I thought that with the heat (it was 100 degrees!!), the fact that I ran 6 miles in this blazing heat, and my extreme exhaustion, I thought that hydrating would be better for my body than dehydrating…so I sipped on VitaCoco coconut water out of a red cup so that I looked like I was part of the crowd 🙂

Since Brian and I knew that we were going to be away from the house all day long, I made sure to pack my 6 meals so that I wasn’t starving or in a situation without food.  Dinner, was a simple baked piece of cod, roasted broccoli, and an unpictured rice cake.  Nice and easy, I was so thankful to have packed my bag of meals the night before.

Workout

Another reason I had to take it easy yesterday was so I could teach my Cardio Intervals class this morning.  I am absolutely LOVING teaching this class because it is fun, guaranteed to work up a sweat, and the group of regulars I have coming to my class is great!  They always tell me how shocked they are when class is over because the hour goes by so fast.  Time flies when you are having fun…

This week’s workout included one of my new-to-me favorite moves…Suitcase Crunches.

Caterpillars:

Begin with your body in a plank position, making sure to keep that booty in line with the rest of your body.

Walk your feet in to your hands, placing your body in a pike position.  Keep that belly button pulled into the spine!

Walk your hands away from your feet back into plank position, and repeat by walking your feet into the pike position.

Suitcase Crunches (this is one of my favorites!):

Begin holding a weight with your arms extended above your head and your legs straight and flat on the ground.

Pull the weight down toward your feet and bring your right leg into your chest, peeling your shoulder blades off the ground.

Repeat on the second side


Link to how to perform the carrioca.  Enjoy the workout!

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