No matter your deadline, it’s never too late to take steps toward your best you. The following routine can be done anywhere – perfect for a busy bride. Join me on this journey with a fun, fat-burning routine that will help fling you into Spring!
All you need is your body weight. Flow from one movement to the next with only a few breaths of rest in between. Repeat the entire routine 3x through. For a quick pick-me-up try getting outdoors to absorb a few minutes of vitamin D while you sweat!
Be sure to consult your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen.
Crabby Tricep Dips
Come to all fours in a “crab” position with your hips pushed toward the sky and fingertips toward your feet. Your wrists MUST remain below your shoulders at all times to protect your rotator cuffs. With neck long and shoulders pressed downward, bend at your elbows and to lower your entire body (not just your booty) and straighten. This is a modified tricep dip. Complete 20 dips before moving on.
Pro-tip: If you feel pressure in your wrists, try placing the heel of your hands on an elevated surface.
Reverse Plank Bridges
Turn your fingertips slightly outward and extend your legs out in front of you so that your weight is distributed through your shoulders and heels.
Slowly and with control, lower and lift your booty and hips – down 4 counts, up four counts – squeezing your glutes and abs as your go. Perform 20 bridges at this pace! To modify, return to crab position.
Pro-tip: Focus on keeping your knees pointed toward the sky – no turn out!
Flex & Point
Hold your at the top of your bridge, squeeze your abs and slowly flex and point your feet attempting to touch your toes to the ground as you point. Work hard to maintain your hips in a lifted position as you perform 20 reps.
Pro-tip: Squeeze your shoulder blades and core to isolate the burn in your hamstrings!
Push-Up Plank Jacks
Flipping over to push-up position, with your hands under your shoulders, tuck your tailbone and squeeze your abs.
Bend from your elbows, dropping your chest to the ground then straighten back to plank and quickly jump your feet apart and back together as in a jumping jack! Perform this movement 15x.
Pro-tip: Hips low, belly button high!
Downward Dog Diamond Push-Ups
Push backward into a downward dog position with your heels as close to the ground as possible. Turn your fingertips toward each other to form a wide diamond with your hands.
Tuck your chin and push-up as if you are trying to touch the top of your head between your hands! Perform 10 reps.
As always, if you’re looking for more trouble spot toning routines, check out my videos to follow along!