If you follow me on social media you may have noticed it's been a little quiet on the JBird Fitness Newsfeeds but that's not because I have been putting my feet up & relaxing. In fact, my feet are still feeling the craziness of walking the equivalent of 150 city blocks and romping around an amusement park on back-to-back days.
It wasn't planned that way but when mother nature is calling for rain and you want to take a couple of day trips with the kiddies before camp starts, you do what you gotta do.
And it was AWESOME! Exhausting, FUN and awesome!
So since I was so busy reminiscing in NYC and riding on monster trucks this week, I am going to keep this newsletter short.
Wishing any Dad's out there a Happy Father's Day and hoping you all had a wonderful week, celebrating the men in your life.
Challenge of the Week: Bridge
What does your body need this week or on a particular day?
Bridges or Bridge Pose?
They are different. Very different. And you get to choose.
Bridges are to tone & strengthen your backside & core, including your gluteus maximus (I just wanted to say that LOL) a.k.a your butt, hamstrings, your back muscles and core. As you go up & down, consciously firm up your butt & hamstrings for a concentrated contraction and even get a little inner thigh work as you keep your legs parallel. Do 12-15 thoughtful reps, take a rest and repeat for 2 more sets.
Bridge Pose, on the other hand, is a great pose to hold as a heart/chest opener. Once you are up in the pose, keep the butt firm but not tight and the chin pointing up with the back of the neck long allowing the throat to be open. Take some deep breathes for 30-60 seconds and then release back down. If that felt good, feel free to go for 2 more. Bonus: Bridge Pose improves digestion, helps alleviate stress and calms the brain.
So you decide my friend, which one is for you. And when you're done let us know how it felt in the comment section on the JBird Fitness Blog page HERE.
The JBird Fit Tip of the week shows you a different way to tone & strengthen your thighs without having to do a squat or leg extension. Check it out HERE!
This week's new video release, "Aspire: Butt & Thighs". A killer workout for the lower body, requiring no equipment and only 15 minutes in length. It will be available HERE 6:00am EST tomorrow.
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