Stretch of the Month
Jackknife! How to – Sit on floor with legs extended in front of you. With back flat, hinge forward at hips and extend arms toward your toes to the point of tension. Hold for 15-30 seconds. Straighten back up and extend arms toward toes again this time rounding your back.
Exercise of the Month
Military Press Pyramid! How to – Start with weight at shoulder height. Alternating with each arm, press weight above your head and then bring weight back to shoulders. Increase with an additional rep each time (i.e. do 1 rep with each arm, then do 2 reps with each arm, etc.)
If you exercise in the morning make sure you have a small breakfast. Even if you don’t feel hungry, you need a little something in your belly before you workout. It will fuel your body and give you energy.
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