Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spring Break Challenge Breakdown

So who’s excited about the Rec Center’s 19 day Spring Break Challenge!?! I sure am! The point of this challenge isn’t just to get a quick-fix spring break body, the point is all about overall wellness and just keeping active!

A lot of people (me included) need a structured formatted workout plan to use each day. If you’re one of those people the Spring Break Challenge is definitely for you! It’s progressive, meaning each day as you grow stronger the workouts get either longer or a little bit harder. By the end of the challenge you’ll be surprising yourself on all that you have achieved within the 19-day period.

A lot of the workouts we’ve incorporated into the challenge are pretty basic; you know pushups, sit ups, lunges, etc. But some of the workouts are a little harder to envision off the top of your head. Thankfully we’ve got Meg (one of our graphic designers) to demo a bunch of the exercises so there’s absolutely no confusion! 

Let's start with lying leg lifts:

In the first picture Meg is demonstrating the starting position

In this picture Meg is demonstrating the ending position. Simply lift your leg up and down for the allotted amount of reps.

Next we'll go over outer thigh lifts. Starting position is below.

Here's the move, just move your leg (still in the bent position) out to the side

Third we have diamond pushups, nothing too crazy here the only difference between a regular push and diamond pushups are you just need to angle your hands in a diamond position as Meg is demo-ing below. 

In this picture Meg is showing an example of proper wall sit form

Both regular squats and sumo squats are incorporated into the challenge. There is a difference as Meg will show you in both of these pictures: 

For regular squats position your feet straight to the front of the room and proceed to do your squat. 

For sumo squats angel your feet just a bit like Meg is doing in this picture, then proceed to squat.

Last we have Meg demonstrating single leg triceps dips. These are great arm exercises! Remember guys, you'll need a chair or bench for this one!

So here the starting position

And heres the ending position. Bend your arms and depending on which leg your working on stick it out for each rep. 

We hope these picture will help you guys out!! Good luck with the challenge and don't forget to tag us in any pictures you take participating!! Stay motivated!

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