Muscles to consider: abs (aka obliques) and your tushie
Note: Many ab exercises involve crunches and or some kind of getting down and lifting your upper body up. Even though these are beginner exercises I do NOT enjoy them at my current level of fitness. Crunches depress me and hurt my neck (probably doing it wrong, but if my abs depending on solely crunches I would never work them) and once I am on the floor in whatever superman, plank, airplane, some-other-ridiculous-name-pos
e, uh, I am stuck and discouraged (probably due to bad upper arm strength)- thatís what happens when you are a heavy person. So, I gathered some that could be easily done by even the heaviest person UNTIL we build muscle and then move onto the more challenging ones.
Works the ABS (or obliques)
ē Dumbbell Side Bends (hold two dumbbells horizontally and bend sides to half moon shape) www.sparkpeople.c
ē SEATED twist with medicine ball (sit on bottom hold medicine ball and/or weight in front of you, turn upper body from side to side) www.sparkpeople.c
Another note: I was very surprised to see that Sparkpeople didnít have (maybe I didnt notice it?) what my WiiFit has: TORSO TWISTS- incredibly incredibly easy and I have built a lot of muscle in the past from just doing these. Stand with feet shoulder length apart lift arms out to your sides, like flying, move left arm in front of you so you are creating a L shape with your upper body, think 90 degree angle, then move back to original position, then do the same for the right arm. After you do straight across to form Lís you can move arms downwards and upwards to create windmills. www.buzzle.com/ar
Works your tushie (aka gluteal muscles)
ē Hip Flexor (standing upright, put hands on hips and lift knees straight up towards your shoulders) www.sparkpeople.c
Also, found an amazing online stopwatch that is HUGE- very helpful to run when working with dumbbells as our Fitness tracker not only tracks sets, reps, etc. but also TIME
All in all, not very impressed, a bit intimidated and still confident to stick to what I know when it comes to my Core Friday routine. Any advice (as always) is super appreciated!