Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Getting Fit with Kids-Week 3

Congratulations to all of you last week who worked out and got stronger, leaner, and healthier!
Check out the workouts from the previous two weeks here-Week 1, Week 2.  This week’s is a really fun obstacle course. Easy to set up, and addicting to any child. These basic animal movements tone the whole body including, the core, the legs, and the arms. A great way to lose weight, and build real life stability. Try it out and have fun!

All you need are two markers of any kind, shoes, cones, sticks, etc. They should be placed 5 yards apart (15 feet).

Directions: Repeat this circuit 3 times. Resting when needed to maintain good form. For an extra challenge, increase the distance between the start and finish lines.

1) Bear crawl down and back. Doing 30 jumping jacks on each line.
Begin in the top of a pushup position. Moving one arm forward, maintain even hips to the ground. Next, move the knee of the arm that you moved forward. Repeat on the other side of the body.

(bear crawl)

2) Crab Walk down and back. Holding a 30 second elbow plank on each line.
In the top of a pushup position begin parallel to the start line. Move one arm laterally, and then the back foot on the same side. Repeat the motion on the other side to return to the top of a pushup position. Maintain a neutral spine and hip position throughout. 


3) Kangaroo Hop down and back twice.
With a bend in the knees, jump forward. Land on the middle of the foot and land with a soft bend in the knees. Recover, and repeat. The hop does not have to be a maximal effort. Rather more like bounding. 

(kangaroo hop)

Let us know what you think of the workout! All the workouts in this series can be completed up to twice a week along with other activities such as stroller walking. If you have any questions about how to incorporate exercise into a full program, please feel free to contact us.

Justin Hardy
Chapel Hill Training
400 West Rosemary St. Suite 1003
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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