Got my lower body 21 day fix workout in this morning and decided to go for a fun walk around my favorite neighborhood!! Will be so sad when it’s too dark outside to do this ☹️ It’s the ONLY thing I dislike about fall/winter!! Otherwise, I am super happy about fall and even have a fall candle burning right now even though the weather outside is hot and muggy 😂 Anybody else??!! 🙋🏼
The split squat is a squat using a staggered stance, while elevating the back leg. This is also called a Bulgarian split squat or rear-foot-elevated split squat. Though this exercise is beneficial as a single-leg strengthener, both legs will be engaged. The target muscle for this #WorkoutWednesday is the quadriceps of the front leg. Assisting the quads are the gluteus maximus of the back leg and soleus (or calf muscle) of the front leg. The hamstrings, gastrocnemius (another calf muscle), gluteus medius and gluteus minimus all act as stabilizers during the movement.
In addition to building single-leg strength, the Bulgarian split squat adds lower-body mass and improves hip mobility—except when it’s done with a long stance. DO NOT step your front leg too far in front of the bench (or whatever elevated platform you're using). .
To properly perform the Bulgarian split squat:
1. Position yourself into a staggered stance with the rear foot elevated on top of a bench, step risers or couch. Front foot should face straight forward.
2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, letting them hang at your sides. This will be your starting position.
3. Begin by bending your knee and lowering down toward the floor. Maintain good posture throughout. Keep the front knee in line with the foot as you perform the exercise (DO NOT let your knee track in front of your ankle!).
4. Once at the bottom of the movement, drive through your front heel to extend the knee and hip and return to the starting position.
Movement can be made easier by holding onto rails or the back of chairs that are positioned to each side of you.
For greater intensity, use heavier dumbbells.
Thanks to @marina_eatfit #fitness#exercise#quadriceps#legday#squats#workout#fitfam#legworkout#gluteworkout#medicineball#balance#gym#gymmotivation
Last weekend I said 'screw you temperamental spring weather' and I popped on a dress for an event in New Plymouth. I absolutely love this dress from @ezibuy 😍
I'm so close to 25kgs weightloss team, so close!
Доброе утро, друзья!! Вы уже позавтракали?
Предлагаем Вам рецепт вкусной и полезной диетической запеканки, которую можно приготовить за на минут, что очень важно для завтрака. 83.29 ккал на 100 граммов
Ингредиенты на 2 порции: - 1 пачка творога (200 г) - 1-2 яблока - чернослив ( 5 штук) - активия натуральная - корица - ванилин
Приготовление: - творог перемешать с 1 ложкой активии, - яблоко натереть на тёрке, - чернослив мелко порезать
Всё перемешать, посыпать корицей и ванилином, поставить в микроволновку на 5 минут.
Дать хорошо остыть и пропитаться (не вытаскивая из микроволновки). Подавать с печеными яблоками, йогуртом и украсив листочком мяты.
Очень нежная и сочная (из-за добавления яблока)
#WCW Check out basketball pro and Olympian @nirrafields demonstrating her excellent ball handling while on the balance board! 🏀
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To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you. ~Christian D. Larson
I love using this 40" ledge for hand balancing. Working through odd angles with L sits and presses. These can be scaled down or up depending on your skill level and works the entire effective range of the shoulder.
Tomorrow is day 12 of #PositiveVibesInspirePositiveLives challenge! All of your posts have been absolutely amazing! I love all the daily reminders of positivity around us! Just by joining us, you have succeeded in spreading positive vibes throughout the community--and we are so excited to bring you this challenge. 💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚
The theme word today is BALANCE. We invite you to illustrate this word in any positive way you would like. Well clearly I thought this was a great yoga pose to describe this word 😉. Also, swipe for some great #quotes . To me it is very important to be able to balance not only external things, but also to be balanced internally. It is important to have a balanced mind and body, as well as balancing work life, family, and fun. Knowing how to balance out your life in turn provides you with less stress, more happiness, and better health😊. 💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚
How are you connecting with others and positivity today? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! These words are just guidelines, feel free to post anything! It doesn't have to be related to the theme words 😊
“(S)He has learned that silence means the absolute balance of the body, spirit and soul. The (wo)man who preserves [her] unity will never be dominated by the storms of existence; (s)he has the strength to overcome the difficulties and move forwards.” ― Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light