Monday, March 4, 2019


We will focus on developing our upper body and core strength this week. This exercise can be done on carpet or hard floor.  It is meant to be a traveling exercise, so a hallway would be a great option.  Grass or sidewalk could also serve as an option is weather permits.  

Exercise of the week:
Inchworm Should Taps

Proper Form: Begin with your feet together, core engaged, and hands at sides.  Bend forward at your hips to place your hands on the floor in front of you (in a triangle like shape). Bend your knees if needed. Walk your hands forward until you're in a high plank, with your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart, shoulders stacked directly above your wrists, legs extended, and core engaged.

Squeeze your core and tap your right then left hand to your opposite shoulder. Keeping your core and back engaged, keep your hips as still as possible. (see pic above) Walk your feet toward your hands (returning to the triangle position) and stand up to return to the starting position.
Continue for 20 seconds. Rest and repeat.

***TIP: Try not to rock at the hips, keep your center body solid. 
***If modification is needed, exclude the shoulder taps.

Muscles Engaged: triceps (back of arms), shoulders, lower back and abs (side abs (obliques) and center abs)

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