July Body workout and #Goalscheck link up

July Back Spotlight

We start with a guest post from my friend Shelly at Running Pfuhl:

I think the back is one of the most neglected parts on our body, in our works. Yet is essential to everything we do. Everything. From carrying kids and groceries to becoming a tri-athlete. It's essential to have a strong back. A strong back reduces pain, improves posture, and good posture improves overall confidence. Strong upper back muscles make it easier to stand up straight; it also lifts up the front body. (we must we must we must increase our bust... or at least lift it up!)

The back is in three sections: Upper. Middle and Lower. Theses muscles support your neck, shoulders, spine, and abs - yes I said abs the back is part of your core. This month Triple S will focus on various back exercises that will mix it up, fit into your workout routine and build on your confidence in summer clothes! We're Bringin' Sexy Back! (ha, get it... okay then, just throw out an lol and tell me you got that!)

 If you don't have a gym membership these are moves you can do at home. If you don't have weights, that's ok too. There are lots of options. Swimming, Yoga, Pilates, Body Weight Exercises (Calisthenics) The amount of workout videos on You Tube is crazy.

 A few I recommend for Yoga are: Sparkpeople: Yogilates Basic Yoga Pilates Pilates Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown My favorite: Inhale With Steve Ross  

Now here are a few new moves for the week!

Belly Rock: (lower back) Lay face down on the floor Lift Head, Shoulders and Feet off the ground Slowly Rock Back and Forth Keeping your Core Tight

Upper Back: Really a great upper back workout is... drum roll please... Pushups! And I encourage you to build up to 100! There are several apps But here's another I recommend: Lat Pullovers

Middle Back: This is a great video with several exercises I recommend this week http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP0C7I7q4f0 I will add this to my routine this week.

This is totally a weak area for me. I hope you will join Triple S for our challenge! Update us!! Check in on Mondays #goalscheck! Give us your Weekly updates! Email with questions, we're all ears for you!

Sarah: How My World Runs Sara: She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs Shelly: RunningPfuhl (you are here!)        


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