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Monday Motivation

 
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Low-impact exercises can give you the same fat-burning, metabolism-boosting benefits of a high-intensity workout.  Staying low-impact also means that you can push yourself a little harder without increasing the risk of injury!

  1. SWIMMING: The water provides a challenge for your muscles, but reduces the impact on your joints.  Swimming helps improve your aerobic fitness level while working the entire body at the same time!  Turn Up the Intensity: Challenge yourself by using a variety of strokes.
  2. CYCLING: Riding a bike is one of the best low-impact cardiovascular workouts you can do!  Mix it up with hills, interval programs, or a 30-20-10 Workout!
  3. ROWING: The Rowing Machine is a powerful and fun way to work your arms, back, legs, and core muscles. TIP: It’s easy to let your form slip as you get tired, so make sure you’re pushing with your legs first and allowing your arms and back to follow (not the other way around).
  4. YOGA: Yoga offers a total-body workout that builds strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. Push Yourself: once you’re comfortable with the poses, slightly increase the depth of each pose, or try the advanced options instead of modifications!
  5. STAIR-CLIMBING: This motion strengthens the same muscles used for lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as you power your way to the top.  Add the stair-climber or Helix machine to your warm-up today!

 

source: myfitnesspal

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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