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.
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.
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?