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Push Up Challenge

Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 in Exercises, Fitness

How many push-ups can you do? 1 -5-10? The push-up is one of the simplest, yet most challenging and efficient exercise. It tones your chest, arms and core.  So drop and give me 5! Then repeat at the same time every day for the whole week and see how many reps you can increase. Now, do this 3-4 times a week for a month and really see the benefits you can achieve.

SET-UP   

Push Up

It’s the one you’ve been doing since your days in middle school. Lie down on the floor face down with your feet close together. Place your hands shoulder width apart. While maintaining a straight body, lower yourself down until your chest touches the ground. Push yourself up. That’s one rep.

Weekly Tips for Earth Week, April 19, 2010

Posted on 18. Apr, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN – In honor of Earth Day, Earth Week and Earth Fair, there are a number of GREEN tips this week.  

First, what do you do with that old throw rug or carpet pieces?  Here are some ideas: use it to protect your knees when gardening. put in the sink when working on faucet so pieces don’t go down the drain and tools don’t scratch the sink, tape/glue to the wall so when open car door you don’t ding the wall, place between washer/dryer so when items fall down, (more…)

Exercise of the Week for April 5, 2010

Posted on 05. Apr, 2010 in Exercises

Two Handed Wood Chop

Stand holding a 5 or 8 pound dumbbell in both hands next to your right ear.  Brace your abs and rotate your torso to the left as you extend your arms and lower the dumbbell to the outside of your left knee. Lift it back to the start position.  That is one rep.   Be sure to engage our abs/core throughout the ENTIRE exercise movement.  Do 10 reps, then repeat on the opposite side for same amount of reps. 

Do this exercise at least 3 times per week.  If you don’t have a dumbbell, use a large water bottle, bleach bottle and work your way up to weights.  Don’t start off at 8 lbs. if you have never done this exercise before.  Start with out any weight, the next session, use a water bottle and go slowly.  If you ever feel any pain, stop immediately.   Time to get ready for  swimsuit and tank top season which is on its way!