Day 11- HARDbody challenge

It’s Friday! Which means we get to have our active rest weekend! The term “active rest” or “active recovery” applies to training schedules used by athletes.  In the recent past, athletes were encouraged to rest completely after a competition or on a day off.  But newer research shows that engaging in low-intensity exercise during “rest” is better for maintaining fitness levels.  Low-intensity exercise flushes out lactic acid and delivers healing oxygen to the muscles.  Any activity that keeps the target heart rate in the 60 – 65% range is low-intensity exercise.  Active rest activities are easy recreational movements like going for a bike ride or a hike. So go out, enjoy this beautiful weather, you deserve a break! But first, hit this workout real hard!

HARDbody workout

15 reps X 3

1) Jump up on step- Squat and Press(start from B position below), jump off step then reptile push up

2) Hands on med ball, plank position, jump both feet side to side then stand up and twist ball to the RIGHT side

3) Hands on med ball, plank position, jump both feet side to side then stand up and twist ball to the LEFT side

4) Side Lunge Press- right side(hold med ball to your chest)

5)Side Lunge Press- right side(hold med ball to your chest)

6) Wide grip dive bombers(position C, do not rest your legs on the floor)

7) Plank position, med ball or sandbag  behind you under your feet. Hop feet over

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About Fitness Guru

I am a fitness enthusiast trying to change the world! Ok, well I know I won't be changing the world but hoping I can reach out to a few people. I am a personal trainer and a single mom who has struggled through life, lost my way and fallen off the fitness bandwagon. I want to share my struggles and how I'm finding my way back to a healthy life with daily fitness/exercise/diet tips, advice, videos and pictures. View all posts by Fitness Guru

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