This post is an extension of another post where I shared the basics of the most common stay at home workout moves. You can see that post here where we go over proper form and strength progressions for the squat, push-up, and plank.
Today we are rounding out our core body weight movements with the flute bridge, sit-up, and back extension.
I think you'll agree with me when I say:
It's REALLY hard to make running a habit.
No matter how much benefit we see from our running stints it can be hard to keep it going.
If you're looking for inspiration, these five runs are sure to make you want to lace em up and lean in!
Check out the full post here:
Run #1: The Pancake
How it's a challenge: Well, sometimes just finishing the distance is the goal. Walk if you need to and remember to give yourself a high five when you're done.
Here's how it went.
Click Image for Strava route.
Run #2: The Beaver Lake & Lost Lagoon Adventure
How it's a challenge: Take the intensity up a notch with hills:) Seems obvious but don't run a super steep hill if you're just getting going. Keep it gradual but long enough to challenge you. Might have to run a couple just to be sure:)
Here's how it went.
Run #3: The Hill
How it's a challenge: Ok, now we...
I think we can all agree that home workout exercises can get a little repetitive. We’ve all done the usual moves like squats, push-ups, planks, lunges, glue bridges and back extensions with no equipment for quite a few months now and things can start to get down right uninspiring.
I have to be honest with you, I have made every mistake on my way to knowing what works. I'm sharing some of those mistakes with you today in hopes of helping you to have sustainable success with your goal.
Let's dive in.
Mistake #1: I used to jump from program to program.
Be patient my friend. The name of this game is recommitment. Give your program a chance! Adherence is the only way to know with certainty if a program is effective or not. Anything less than 90% consistency is not adherence and sure to create mediocre results.
Mistake #2: I used to think that carbs were bad.
Gotta give the devil his due here, you may have intolerances to certain types of carbohydrates that cause bloating, poor digestion, or other symptoms. If you feel that carbs may actually be bad for you but aren't sure, learning is as simple as booking a food allergy test with your favourite naturopath.
Last thing, can we please stop with the...
Hey friend, I want to help you with this move because even when you can do 20 in a row they just don't get easier. But the benefits of knowing you can do a solid push-up go beyond the movement itself. So this quick tip will help you to get on the right track and remove potential for shoulder and back pain with this movement.
This check out my 60 second instagram post below going over the basics and where to start for any strength level.
If you found this post useful share it with a friend. Or better yet start practicing and surprise a friend next time you workout:)
If you know me then you know that I like to get right to the point. Today's post will be no different however I'd like to add some necessary nuance to today's post because consistency is a complex expression of our mentality.
To illustrate this let me quickly share a personal example.
Here’s the scenario... I just ended and four year relationship, moved to a new city, had no clients, had no community for support.
You might be thinking, duh it would be hard to function consistently under those conditions. My biggest mistake was that I didn't believe I was already enough and worthy of good things happening to me. If you take nothing else away from this post I hope you remember these two things
1. Decisions not conditions determine our destiny.
2. Unsustainable habits create unsustainable results.
Each secret to more consistency will be discovered through a mistake that I made in hopes that you will avoid making the same mistake.