Before you read today’s workout, I’d like for you to take some time to think about what body part you are most proud of. Kasey, who blogs over at PowerCakes, has created the wonderfully inspirational #mirrorlessmondays concept. It’s dedicated to celebrating the best parts of you every Monday, instead of looking in the mirror and nitpicking. Join in on her twitter hashtag and let her know today @powercakes what body part you’re proud of!
For example: Today, I am celebrating my shoulders/deltoids finally coming out of hiding proving that dedication in the form of kettle bell classes and eating clean pays off!
Here was last week’s:
Coinciding with #MirrorlessMondays, I’ve decided to create a workout based on what I believe women’s best “How’d you get that bod?” parts are.
1. Power Punches. Punches are an excellent form of cardio and will strengthen your arms in less time than most weight training exercises. (Although feel free to add some weight if these aren’t powerful enough for you.) Spring is almost a month away, so bare your shoulders without shame and get punching! Perform about 20-30 reps for 3 sets. Rest 10 seconds in between each set.
2. Dominatrix obliques. Most women will point out their pooch as a “problem area”, however I also believe the side abdominals are just as important as the front. These require no weight. Stand feet hip width a part. Raise right arm. Point right leg out to the side. Simultaneously, raise your right leg and lower your right elbow to almost touch then revert back to original position. Repeat for 15 reps. Switch sides.
3. Black Swan Leg Lifts. Having the physique of a ballerina requires prudence and endurance. These leg lifts can be performed on the edge of your bed, chair, couch, desk, or table. This targets glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Perform 12 straight leg lifts and 12 bent leg lifts. Repeat on opposite side.
4. Run The World Superwomen. It’s hard to feel like you run the world when you’re on the ground. But this move entices endorphins and builds a strong upper-mid back, which will in turn make you walk a little taller and talk like a baller. Perform 15 reps for 2 sets.
5. “V is for Victory” ab holds. This move has a regular appearance lately on my blog for two reasons: 1) it’s cheesy 2) it works nearly all of your abdominals! Perform 12-15 reps and don’t forget to smile while holding your perfect “V”! 😀
I guarantee LMFAO will having nothing on you after a few weeks of these moves. Girls, you got this!
Peace, love, and body confidence!