HERE’S A FUN WAY TO WORKOUT: CREATE YOUR OWN ROUTINE!
Have a hard time getting to the gym
Can’t find an hour to workout in the week
Get board of your normal workout routine
Want to learn some new exercises
These are the exercises I have added to my workout. You should customize your exercises to work with your fitness level, access to equipment, and space.
This can also be customized for YOU!
Depending on the day, I will commit to
Picking one stick every hour between 7 am and 7 pm.
Picking 3 sticks in the morning and 3 in the evening
You get the idea. Make this work for you!
The goal is to stay active, challenge your body beyond its normal load and have fun!
WHAT’S ON MY STICKS… Standard Squat 50 Squat Jumps 50 Wall Sits 1 minute Tye4® Legs – demo video here Calf Raise 15 slow/10 fast/ 3 foot positions
Reverse Lunge 30 each leg! Walking Lunge 30 Side Lunge 30 Standard Pushup 25 Military Pushup 25 Diamond Pushup 25 Tye4 Pushup 25 Skateboard Pushup 25 Plank 1 minute Tye4 Plank 1 minute Mountain Climber 30 each leg Burpees 25 Pilates Roll Up 25 Side Crunch 15 Tye4 Pilates Series – demo video here
Tricep Dips 25 Tye4 Dips 30
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Add the NEW TYE4 system to boost your workout. Check this out for Tye4 exercises and click here for classes and info on the Tye4.
TAYLOR AND I STARTED WATCHING ALIAS ON NETFLIX OVER THE WINTER BREAK. IT IS SO GOOD!
WELL, NOW THAT SCHOOL AND LIFE ARE IN FULL SWING, WE DON’T SEEM TO HAVE THE TIME TO WATCH IT. 🙁 WE TRY TO DO 2-3 PILATES SESSIONS A WEEK TOGETHER… AND AS YOU PROBABLY CAN UNDERSTAND, IT’S HARD TO MAKE TIME FOR THIS AS WELL.
WE DECIDED THAT IF WE WANTED TO WATCH ALIAS DURING THE WEEK, WE HAD TO BE ON THE FLOOR DOING PILATES AND CORE WORK THE ENTIRE TIME WE ARE WATCHING THE SHOW.
THIS WORKS GREAT FOR US! WE GET A GREAT WORKOUT AND WE ONLY WATCH ONE EPISODE… BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT TO DO 2 HOURS OF PILATES! (you know if we were sitting on our behind we would HAVE to watch one more!) LOL
WIN WIN… WIN.
GREAT WORKOUT TAYLOR and APPLE!
WOW! APPLE IS EXHAUSTED AFTER OUR SESSION 🙂
FIND WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR EXERCISE AND INVITE YOUR KIDS TO JOIN IN!
This morning I was reading the book of Proverbs in the bible
and something stuck out that I want to share.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
I have seen God be faithful to this promise in my life many times.
In the area of health and fitness, for instance, we can get extremely confused on what we should do. What is the best “diet”? What is the best exercise program? What food brands are best? The answers contradict each other. Who do I listen to? Every new fad claims to be the answer. Every topic seems to be debatable.
It is confusing and overwhelming!
Not only do I search to find the right way to keep me and my family healthy, but I am responsible to you as a health and fitness trainer! It is a HUGE responsibility that I don’t take lightly. I don’t want to be pulled in by the latest trends, I just want to give the best advise and true information.
This responsibility is bigger than me.
The GOOD NEWS is that I have a God who cares about even the smallest things in my life… and yours!
Invite Him into your meal planning.
Invite Him into your grocery shopping.
Invite Him into your cooking.
Invite Him into your workouts.
Invite Him into your muscle repair after your workout.
Grab an stability ball and jump into this leg workout with me. It’s gentle on the knees and will make your hamstrings scream!
Don’t forget to warm-up and stretch before you begin.
If your muscles begin cramping, release– rub it– and rest the muscle unit feels better. Then you can begin again. If this happens, be encouraged that each time you perform this you are STRENGTHENING & CONDITIONING your legs, and that cramping will stop as you get stronger!
Now I’m doing this series using Tye4®! We can use the bungees to help balance and control the movements OR make it tons more challenging!! Check out the demo below ↓↓↓
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I’m loving this season at the baseball field cheering on my son and his team. Aren’t they cute???
I love watching their hard work pay off as the kids improve in their skills. They throw, bat and catch over and over and over to develop the muscle memory to perfect the form for each skill.
Sport specific practice on the field is essential, but it’s not the only way to improve as an athlete. I love that Coach Tim encourages our boys to take gymnastics. He understands how important core strength, balance, agility and coordination is for these boys. These skills will make them more efficient!
In addition to gymnastics,
Pilates exercises should be at the foundation of a baseball players workout.
LIVESTRONGtalks about how pilates is a great way to improve specific skills for baseball.
Pilates exercises strengthen the hip flexors that assist in rounding bases and catching balls while off balance and on the move.
Pilates exercises increase flexibility that will greatly reduce the chance of injury on the field.
A specific example is the single straight leg stretch which can improve core endurance and flexibility of the hamstring. This in-turn will generate torque in baseball specific movement.