Fit For Life
Stretching poses for headaches...need to try this next time I get a headache.
Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody. Give this area a little extra love with this sequence of nine hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury. Try the series in the order listed here, or pick your faves to incorporate into your workout routine.
Basic Stretches For Tight Hips
I used to think I could never run! I am over 40, have had 2 kids, have a really bad back, and horrible joints. My sister inspired me because she started running 5 years ago and looks amazing. I ran through the pain and started at my own pace. I am up to 12 miles a week and climbing. ANYONE can do it!! Just take your time an believe in yourself!
Ab workout: Is it odd that I kind of like her outfit?
PISTOL SQUAT Stand with feet hip-width apart, fists in front of chest with elbows bent; lift right foot forward a few inches off floor, foot flexed. Squat, bending left knee 90 degrees, as you lift right leg to hip level in front of you. Make it easier: Let right heel hover close to floor. Do 15 to 20 reps, then switch sides and repeat. Do 2 to 3 sets.
Pistol Squat: Crossfit move from hell!
I think I'm hitting most of the foods on this list :)
I could drink smoothies for the rest of my life. Everyday.
tabata Handstand Push-Ups For a real Tabata challenge, kick up into a handstand against a wall. Bend your elbows and lower down and then push back up. Tip: You don't have to go all the way down to your head for these to be effective. Even lowering 2 inches (which is what I do) will challenge your whole body.
One of the hardest moves to master in Crossfit: Hand stand push ups.