A mid-week workout that will have you toned from head to toes.
Each Wednesday Lauren Hannaford takes us through a grueling workout, inspired by a word, that will get your body summer ready in no time. This week, the word is STRONG. As Lauren says, “Fight for today to see how strong you are tomorrow”.
Step back lunges
To start feet should width apart – hands can be placed on hips or arms out straight to the side. Step back to place foot behind you and bend both knees. Press from your front heel to stand back together. Keep shoulder up and straight as possible.
Alternate feet stepping back.
Start in a plank then walk your feet in closer to your hands so your bottom is in the air and your shoulders are on top of your wrists. Keep your feet together and your core engaged. From here bring your hand to your forehead like you are salutes. Alternate hands continuously.
Plank jump in
Start in a plank with your hands flat on the ground and your arms straight. Your feet should be together and your bottom squeezed. Focus on drawing your belly button into your spine so your core is switch on.
From here use your abs to jump your feet in between yours hands and back out to plank again.
Lay down on the ground with your legs straight up in the air, your arms straight out to the side with palms facing down.
Have your head and shoulders lifted off the floor to wear your feel you abs engaged. Keep your head off the ground and lower your feet toward the floor then back up to starting position.
Keep your core switched on, heels pressed into the floor as you jump, your chest up and bottom tucked under. Touch the floor with both hands in front of you as you squat.
Lauren Hannaford is an elite gymnast, fitness model, dancer, gymnastics coach and a personal trainer. For more on her click here.
November 16, 201610:59am