I gotta say, Walmart’s Danskin brand and Kmart’s Everlast fitness wear are some of my favorite inexpensive things for workout clothing lately. The prices are more worth it than the ones at Target in my opinion, and there are more cotton options.
It’s sunny, and my hubby is being super productive today. He is amazing :)
Got up and walked to the Natural Market to pick up almond milk, coconut oil and looked for wheat pita chips because I cannot find them anywhere anymore - none there!
I used to buy Athenos Whole Wheat but I only ever see regular and garlic on the shelves anymore. Help! Faves.
Off to the gym with hubby, then cooking some venison sausage as meatballs for a party tonight at my parents and work on my dad’s latest muscle car projects :) I love my fam and our muscle <3
On the stair machine, until hubby gets done training legs. Then home to my delis crock pot chili!
Hardcore Holidays! Stocking Stuffer Challenge (yay shoulders!). Day 9: Pike Presses!
Pike presses are a great way to train your shoulders using just your body weight. The key to a proper press is to keep your back in one straight line, head between your hands between your elbows (pretend you’re doing a handstand pushup). Think of the motion as straigh up and down instead of pushing away (and to the back) from the floor. Take hands out WIDE and only go as deep as you can with proper form. Legs can be straight or bent to make it easier; listen to your body and choose the positioning & modification that woks for you.
Beginners: Reduce range of motion to make it easier (mini presses) or place hands on a very low surface (yoga blocks are great). Everyone else: Do them from the floor or with feet elevated. (Advanced? Single leg if you can!)
Feeling bad ass? Add a burpee. :)
Details and instructions here.
To see a video demo of MANY different modifications, check out BPM.TV’s Push & Shove Workout (with a shoutout to yours truly!).