Weekly Challenge 4.12.10

Last week we went without sodas.  Did you have any this weekend? 🙂 Let’s see if we can make it another week on just water!

This week’s exercise challenge is a combination move that can be done with or without weights.

Rows from Plank Position

Start in the “up” of a pushup, or plank position, with feet shoulder width apart or wider. Row your right arm up until your hand reaches your rib cage. Lower it and repeat the row with your other hand (that’s one).  Keep your back flat and don’t let your hips turn too much. To add weight, hold a dumbbell in each hand while performing. Pick a weight that allows you to fatigue around rep 5-10. If you are a true beginner, you can start without weight and build up.

Beginners – do  30 every day this week (add 2-10lb dumbbells if you have them)

Intermediate – do 60  every day this week (add 5-10lb dumbbells if you have them)

Advanced – do 100  every day this week (add 10lb or more dumbbells if you have them)

This move targets your back, shoulders, chest and core…talk about an all-in-one move! It’s good to try sets of 5-10 (remember that right, then left, is one).  Do them throughout the day – you don’t have to do all the reps at one time! Here’s a Video that demonstrates this move.

Remember – Don’t try to do the advanced levels if you are a beginner.  It will only lead to frustration and/or injury.  We can all do this! Ready, Set, GO!

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Challenge 4.12.10

  1. Judy Pritchett says:

    Thanks for helping us out Heather! Love the challenges!!! (: Diet cokes are hard to give up, but I will try.

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