Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#SweatPink - Favorite Strength Moves

So yesterday was amazing here with all the visitors for the Blog Hop.

I hope I didn't scare anyone away & fingers crossed I have some new blog friends.

I love blog friends.

but back to ordinary life.

& today I'm talking about favorite strengthening moves.

I've always been a cardio girl. I've talked about this before. I feel like the heart has to pump for it to be considered a great workout...

but I've also learned that isn't true.

The things you learn as you grow older.


I have so many stinkin' injuries & aches & pains that I have to be careful in strengthening moves, but still love them.  Especially when I can see the results.

Like I can see some muscles in my quads lately

& I really love when I can up my weights on some upper body moves.

Progress.  That's what its all about.

Some of my favorite moves.

Squats



Good ole basic squats.  It works the whole lower body & I love them.  I love to see how many it takes before it feels like my legs are jello.  That's sorta messed up but I know other people that enjoy fitness & health are giving me a mental high five.

The weird thing about squats?  I can do them no problem with my knees.  Now, give me lunges & I'm ready to cry in pain. It hurts when I have to make my knees separate.... so I'm glad I can do squats pain free.


Inner Thigh Criss Cross


Loosing weight, I'm finding that my inner thighs are getting really REALLY loose.  Like gross loose. I used to love working my inner thighs & am taking a whole new obsession with them since all this shaking is happening.  This is one of my favorite moves. I can remember doing it in Jazzercise & feeling the burn.  I actually have to do it with bent knees because ... well... bad knees is my middle name.  But it still works with bent knees.  Believe me.

Shoulder raises



I can always remember watching Bravo show with the trainer Jackie Warner on it & she would talk about when she trained her stars for the red carpet, the first thing is always the shoulders because it gives the impression of a small waist.  These things stick in my head.  But I love basic shoulder raises.  Forward & side.  Now again - with shoulder injury, I have to be careful & the side raises are more dangerous for me then the front, but I love doing these - especially front raises all the time.

Bicycle for Abs




I love this move. It works the whole ab area for me & I really love when working the abs, something that works the obliques.  Again, I've always heard it said, the more your obliques are toned, the smaller your waist is.  I hold valuable information in my head when I need to.  & keeping that head up works the core anyways so this is a full ab workout that I love to do.  I'll even just do a few during commercials.

These are just a few of my favs.... 
what are some of your favorite strength moves you like to do?

10 comments:

  1. I love basic moves - squats, lunges, crunches, planks, pushups, and anything arms are my favorites!!

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  2. I do not even know what they call it but my trainer had me do them the other day. Back to a wall, Hands down on floor in front of you holding your weight, now walk up the wall with your feet almost into a hand stand. Great workout for your arms and shoulders. Kinda fun too! My least favorite is the push up but I know I need to work on them! Blaahhh ! Great post RJ!

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  3. I find my favorite moves are the leg moves while i'm laying down on the yoga mat. And to be honest those moves often turn into me getting a pillow and watching TV for a minute (or 30)...lol. I am horrible at that!

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  4. I love planks. All versions. Any time.

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    1. I always love your plank moves in IG - so impressive!

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  5. I've never done the inner thigh criss cross. Will definitely add that to my next workout. Denise @ HealthyFamilyMedia.com

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  6. i absolutely suck at those shoulder raise thingys. but i love me some squats!

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  7. I do not even know what they call it but my trainer had me do them the other day. Back to a wall, Hands down on floor in front of you holding your weight, now walk up the wall with your feet almost into a hand stand. Great workout for your arms and shoulders. Kinda fun too! My least favorite is the push up but I know I need to work on them! Blaahhh ! Great post RJ! Read More About Crevalor Reviews and Crevalor and Megatropin

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