Happy New Year! It is the third day of 2017- have you made your resolutions yet? We, presumably like many of you, have resolved to take better care of ourselves and improve our health. We want to work out more regularly, eat healthier meals, and drink more water.
We want to step out of our comfort zones and expand our horizons in all aspects of our lives: nutrition, fitness, work, and personal. We want to work harder, do better, and of course relax frivolously along the way.
With all of this in mind, let’s start the year with a new workout routine! This routine was put together by our trainer, Ken Yu, to strengthen our backs. It is a full-body workout, which is important when aiming for overall improvement in your health and body.
Start by stretching the hamstring muscles. Lie on your back and straighten your leg upwards to target the muscle fibers nearest to the knee. You can also do the sitting hamstring stretch, which stretches the muscle fiber higher up the muscle nearer the buttocks.
Do 5 Rounds:
20 seconds plank hold
10 body weight squats
10 elevated pushups (kneeling pushups)
10 mountain climbers on elevated surface
20 seconds of arm circles
-Rest as necessary between rounds-
Also, our friends over at The Fit Blog have just begun their Fit With Diabetes New Year Challenge! Join them in a 4-week challenge filled with meal plans, workouts, and diabetes education.