About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. Could you do these exercises for one minute each every day this week, and see if your strength and mobility improve?
Leg Pull (Back)
Rolling to Standing
This month we feature a fun mobility exercise – Rolling to Standing!
How easy is it for you to get up and down off the floor? While we can use a variety of markers to gauge our health (waist measurements, cardiovascular tests, and strength tests, for example) an often overlooked aspect of fitness and longevity is mobility. If you have trouble getting up off the floor, this move is for you!
About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me at least three times a week.
I have been surprised by the amount of moans and groans (and occasionally cursing) I’ve been hearing when we do this move! I figured Burpies was going to be the exercise everyone loved to hate this month.
Plank Rows, one of the October five, are deceptively difficult if done correctly. Start with your knees down on the mat, as wide as the mat. Then move to straight knees and a more narrow stance as you get stronger.
Here is a perfect example of neutral spine, shoulders down away from ears, long neck, and level hips and shoulders.
These photos are meant to jog your memory of moves you and Anne have done together. Do not do any exercise that causes you pain. Questions? Contact Anne to schedule a one on one session or join an ongoing small group class.
The above photos tease this month’s five. For a full description of the moves and more photos click here. These are meant to jog your memory of exercises we have done together, please see your health care professional before beginning a new exercise program.