If you’re working out on a daily basis (and you should be!), then you’ll know just how stiff and sore your muscles could get after a workout. When working out for a few days straight, our muscles can begin to really get overworked and really need a break to rejuvenate. If you’ve been working your muscles a lot lately, then you’re going to need to engage in some stress relieving stretches. Here are a few hip stretches that will take away any tension in your lower body that may lead up to back problems.
The first stretch is the crossover hip stretch. To begin, simply lie on your back with your back straight while keeping your legs extended. Bend your right knee and place your left foot on the ground. Grab your left ankle and cross it over your right knee. Grab the back of your right thigh and pull your leg in towards your chest. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
The next stretch is the deep squat stand. To start, stand up while keeping your legs wider than hip-width apart. Bend forward and grab your toes with your hands. Drop your body down into a squat position, all the while making sure that your arms are kept straight, your elbows are inside your knees, and your back is flat with your chest up. Keeping your hands on your toes, lift your hips up and straighten your knees until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Hold for a few seconds.
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The summer weather may be coming sooner than we think, so getting ready now with some body busting workout moves is as good a time as ever. It seems that the recent trend in body sculpting workouts have been to achieve a round and plump behind that you can flaunt proudly. Curvaceous women with round hips and even rounder behinds have become the go-to body. If you’re in need of a little booty lifting action, then why not try out this goblet squat to press workout move that will engage your entire body in just one move. From your core and down to your booty, this workout move will give you the results that you want.
For this move you’ll need to use a dumbbell, so pick a weight that you’re comfortable with. Hold the dumbbell up vertically next to your chest while both of your hands are cupping the dumbbell. Push your hips back and lower your body down into a squat position. Make sure that your upper thighs are parallel to the floor. Your elbows should be close enough to your knees that they are actually brushing against them. Once you’ve reached this squat position, hold the pose, and then bring your body back up to starting while bringing the dumbbell up overhead. That entire move counts as one rep.
In order to maximize on your results, be sure to engage in at least 10 to 15 reps of 2 to 3 sets. Start getting beach ready early this year and love the body you’ve been given!
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Making sure to partake in some stretches after a full body workout is the best way to ensure that your body won’t be as stiff and sore the next day. Stretching helps to alleviate pain and keep you flexible, improving your overall workout abilities. Take a peek at these body-improving stretches that will have you feeling like a brand new person!
The first stretch is the Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch. This is a fantastic stretch for your quad muscles. Grab your mat and kneel down while bringing your left knee up and then bringing your right leg behind you so that it touches the ground. Place your weight forward, feeling the stretch in your right hip. Hold the pose for about 15 to 30 seconds and then switch legs.
The next stretch is the Calf Stretch. Place yourself in the push-up position and then place one foot on top of the other leg. Place pressure on the leg on the ground by trying to lower down your heel as much as possible. You should feel the stretch in the back of your leg. Hold the pose for about 15 to 30 seconds and then once again switch legs.
Finally, we have the shoulder stretch. This stretch is very relaxing, as you’ll be sitting down on your mat for it. Simply place one arm over your chest and use your other arm to deepen the stretch by pushing your elbow toward your shoulder. Hold the pose for the 15 to 30 second minimum and then switch arms.
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Is there really anything better than working out and seeing your body transform right before your very eyes? Ok, disregarding eating your favorite slice of pizza and pigging out in front of the TV with your Netflix queue, the effects of working out can have you feeling absolutely amazing about yourself and your life. For the past couple of years, workout focus has been extremely geared toward having a super round and toned behind. Whether it’s because of the Kim Kardashian obsession or the fact that all of us have realized that big booty’s really do rule, this new focus has shaped up some amazing workouts for us all.
Here’s a great variation on the basic squat that will have you feeling the burn in your lower body. This sumo squat move is easy, fun and will have you rocking a fab booty in those summer short shorts. To start the move off, grab a dumbbell with a weight that you feel comfortable using. Hold onto the heavy end of one side of the dumbbell and keep it parallel in front of you. Place your feet about twice as wide as shoulder width and point your toes outward. Push your hips back and lower your body down, making sure to bend your knees. Hold the position for a second and then push yourself back up to start. That entire movement counts as one rep.
In order to really feel the burn, perform the move for at least 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps.
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The summer weather is here and if you haven’t been working on shaping that body then why not start now? It’s never too late to get started on working on the best version of yourself. Whether your goal is to get the body that you’ve always wanted or just to feel more in shape, working out is your best bet for not only this summer, but for every other season. This week, we thought we would focus in on a workout move that will have you getting toned from your head all the way down to your toes. This dumbbell Romanian deadlift will workout your shoulders all the way down to your bottom half.
To start the move off, grab a pair of dumbbells with a weight that you feel comfortable with and hold the weights with an overhand grip in front of your thighs. Then, bend your knees slightly. Bend your body down at your hips until your torso becomes parallel with the ground. Hold the position for a second and then lift your body back up to start. That entire movement counts as one repetition. In order to gain the most results from this workout move you’re going to want to repeat the move for about 15 to 20 reps of 2 to 3 sets. As you continue doing the workout throughout the weeks, gradually increase the weight of your dumbbells in order to challenge your body more and more.
You’ll love the results you’ll see with this easy full body move.
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Who here doesn’t want to flaunt a rock hard booty that could stop traffic when you step out the door? Having a sculpted bottom has become a bit of an obsession in our society lately. For those of us who weren’t born with an already bubbly behind, it takes a bit of extra care and consideration to get our bodies to where we want them to be. If you’re trying to still get in that bikini body before the summer starts, then this single-leg deadlift is the right move for you. This one workout move incorporates your glutes, core and lower back meaning that you’ll be looking amazing by the midsummer.
To start the move off, grab a pair of dumbbells in your hand with an overhand grip. Hold them at arm’s length in front of you. Make sure to keep your knees slightly bent while also bending at your hips. Bring your torso down until it’s about parallel to the ground. Your right leg should be lifting up in order to stay aligned with your torso. Bring your body back to starting position. That entire movement counts for one rep. Repeat the move for a number of 10-15 reps, making sure to incorporate both your right and your left legs. You’ll be working out that bottom, stretching your hamstrings and even engaging your core all at once.
It’s never too late to get started on the body you’ve always dreamed, so what better way to do so than right now with this move?
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Looking to shed a few pounds before slipping into that teeny tiny bikini? In order to make the most of your workout routine in the next couple of weeks, you’re going to need some moves that will burn the fat right off your body. Lucky for you guys, we’ve found some of the best total body workout moves that will really help get your body into shape. Below we’ve included some amazing moves that will get you into tip-top shape for this summer season.
The first move is the knee push up. For this move, get your hands flat on the ground in front of you with your body supported by your knees. Make sure that your arms are shoulder width apart and that your elbows are in line with your chest. Pull your abs in tight and then bend down at your elbows. Lower your body down until your arms become parallel to the ground. Hold the move and then bring yourself back up to start. Repeat for a number of 15 reps.
The next move is the bent knee hip extension. For this move, you’re going to want to get on your hands and knees. Make sure that your knees and feet are hip width apart while keeping your hands under your shoulders. Keep your left arm and right knee on the ground while your lift up your right arm and left knee up. Hold the position and then switch sides. Repeat the move for 15 reps.
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When it comes to really getting your body into shape, there is no move more dreaded and yet more effective than the plank. However, as soon as many of us here the word plank we immediately get overwhelmed by thoughts of our body struggling to push through. We’re here to show you guys that the plank is actually a hugely effective workout move that will make you wonder why you ever avoided it in the first place. To start you guys off, we decided to show you how to perform this amazing plank jack move. This move will strengthen your abs and finally help you get rid of that annoying belly pouch that we all get frustrated with.
To start this move out, you’re going to want to get yourself into the plank position. In order to get into a plank position, place your arms directly under your shoulders, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Keep your toes planted on the ground while squeezing your glutes to keep yourself in place. Next, jump your feet out to the sides. Make sure to keep your upper body still and in place. Now, jump your feet back together to the starting position. That entire move counts as one rep. In order to really feel the full effects of the workout you’ll want to perform the move for a number of 15 to 20 reps.
You’ll feel incredibly fit and in shape after participating in this fantastic workout move that will give you the abs you’ve always dreamed of.
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Let’s get real here folks, summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t been focusing on your summer workout routine then you better get started now. If you’re attempting to get started on your summer body right now, don’t feel discouraged. You can absolutely start to see results the sooner you start, after all, late is better than never. Today, we felt like really shifting focus onto the abdominals, since so many women seem to find this area to be the most difficult to lose weight in and tone.
One of the most overlooked workouts of the abdominals is the shoulder and knee taps move. What makes this movement so extraordinary is the fact that this move workouts your abs, obliques, lower back, and arms. To start, place yourself in the pushup position. Lift up your right hand and bring it over so that you tap yourself on your left shoulder. Bring your hand back down to the ground. Next, lift your left hand and tap yourself on the right shoulder. Bring your left hand back to the ground. Quickly, bend your left knee and bring it to your left elbow. Then bring your body back to the starting position. Repeat the movement with the other knee as well. Repeat this movement for a count of 10 -15 reps to really feel the burn throughout your body.
Incorporating this workout move into your daily routine will give you real amazing results fast.
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Getting a full body workout can be a really engaging time for your body. However, if you haven’t exercised in quite a while, then getting into the swing of things can be a bit more difficult. Since we know how tiring working out in general can be, we decided to keep our eyes peeled for a full body workout that won’t tire you out before you’ve even gotten through the first rep. The single-arm reverse lunge and press is the perfect workout for those of you looking to get back into working out while also engaging all of your muscles.
To start the exercise out, grab a dumbbell with a weight that you are comfortable with. Place the dumbbell in your right hand and hold it up next to your right shoulder. Next, take your right leg and step back in order to lower your body down into a reverse lunge position. Once you’ve lowered yourself into the reverse lunge, take the dumbbell in your right hand and press it straight up above your shoulder. Lower the dumbbell back down and then bring your body back up to the starting position. That entire move counts as one rep. In order to gain maximal results, perform the routine for a number of 10-15 reps. Be sure to switch the dumbbell over to your left side and repeat the movement on the left side as well.
With this easy to perform move at your disposal, you’ll be rocking the body you know you deserve in weeks to come!
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