Multitasking Exercises

Friday, April 27, 2007

Posted by Susi

In between working and trying to pack glorious lunches for my girls, I like to fit in a bit of exercise everyday. Since, I am often pressed for time, I look for exercises that multitask. I need exercises that work more than one body part at a time. There are two elbow planks I really like.

Lately I have been doing two variations on the elbow plank.

Here's a little chart to help you with the moves.

Elbow Plank

Hold for 30 seconds

  • Pull your abs up toward the ceiling, but do not break at your hips
  • Really press through your elbows so you don't collapse between your shoulder blades

  • Reach through your heels to activate the back of your legs and your booty (similar to weighting your heels when you do a squat)

Side Elbow Plank

  • Keep your waist lifted away from the floor, work those obliques

  • Press down with your elbow to keep your shoulder away from your ear

  • Reach through your top hand, this will make you feel lighter

I like these planks since they don't bother my wrists. I hole them each for 30 seconds. I am working up to holding the for a minute. Great activity for commercial break during TV time.

Try will like them. Or at least the results.

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Thanks Susi...nice idea. You look very fit I must say

Bong Mom said...
April 30, 2007 at 5:07:00 PM GMT+2  

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