I am seriously missing my core workouts right now! So far I love being pregnant, but being able to do a full core workout without modifications would be amazing. So do me a favor, and get in a good round of this workout for me. Enjoy the fact that you can do an awesome core workout today! 🙂
Jesse and I taught a 60-Minute HIIT Boot Camp class last night. With my modifications I burned about 350 Calories. One of my friends who too the class burned over 560 calories. Remember, how hard you push during the workout definitely impacts your burn.
There is always a way to modify, and modifying is 100% fine as long as it is still challenging to your body. Don’t modify because it’s the “easier” version. Modify, because it’s still challenging to you and you haven’t built up to the more difficult variation (yet!) Also, if you have an injury, pregnancy, etc, always modify as needed to make sure you are doing what is healthiest for your body. Health should always be a priority of fitness. Pushing to (or past) the point of injury, doesn’t help anyone achieve results or health.
I am putting together a list of articles to write for my blog. Some that I have listed are: Pelvic Floor Strengthening and Pregnancy Workout Modifications. What would you like to learn more about/see an article on?
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I hope you enjoy today’s workout! Seriously, do a round for me & let me know how you feel afterwards!
–Gymboss Interval Timer: 16 Rounds 10/50 Intervals
1. Mountain Climber
3. Tricep Leg Lift
4. Snow Angel V-Up
5. Mountain Climber
7. Heel Tap Abs
8. Extended Crunch
9. Mountain Climber
11. Oblique Plank
12. Superman Heel Touch
13. Mountain Climber
15. Side Plank Reach (right)
16. Side Plank Reach (left)
|Mountain Climber: Plank Position, Pull Core Tight, Drive the Nose Toward Your Knee|
|Bicycle: Opposite Elbow to Opposite Knee,
Core Tight, Elbow Wide
Shoulder Blades Lifted
|Side Plank Reach
Hand or Elbow beneath your Shoulder
Shoulders Stacked (like you can press both shoulders to the wall behind you)
Reach Up and Look towards the Thumb
Reach Down with the Top Arm
Tap the top of your Hand to the Mat Under/Behind You