Monday, July 18, 2011

1 Week down and I'm down

so excited!

So my last post I mentioned that I joined a Biggest Loser Contest.

This week I am happy to report to be almost 6lbs lighter.

I guess since I really only worked out 3 times it paid to really watch what I have been eating.

PLus its hot, so it always feels better to eat light.

This week I really challenged myself to do something at home as far as working out.. so I did some strength training and I also did 1 minute planks. Not all ended up being 1 minute, but I did try.

Thanks to everyone else who went for the challenge as well.

This weeks challenge is AB ROLL with BALL




Ab rolls are a challenging exercise that targets all the muscles of the core. This advanced move requires attention to detail to avoid straining the back. Make sure you only roll out as far as you comfortably can. If you feel any strain in the back, back off the exercise or avoid it completely.
1.Kneel in front of the ball and place the hands on the ball, parallel to one another and with the elbows bent.
2.Contract the abs and pull the belly towards the spine.
3.Slowly roll forward and out as far as you comfortably can, until the feel the abs engage. Don't go so far that you hurt your back or collapse.
4.This move does not involve bending the hips, so keep them straight throughout the exercise.
5.Keeping the body straight, slowly pull your body back using your arms and abdominals.
6.Continue for 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps, avoiding this move if you have any back problems.
7.You can change the difficult of the move by placing your hands closer in or further out.


Challenge yourself to do a set or 2 each day!!


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9 comments:

  1. I'll add the ab rolls to my workout for tomorrow! Congrats on your loss, sweetie - keep up the good work.

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  2. Congrats!! I think sticking to eating is the hardest part!

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  3. Now that you know how to avoid these common exercise machine exercise workout mistakes, you can now head for the gym and get the best out of these exercises.

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  4. See that picture above? Start with the same pose, just lift your knees and lower your pelvis. Hold this plank for as long as you can and THAT is what my trainer had me doing the other day.
    YOUCH!!!! I was sweating after one!

    xoxo
    Rox

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  5. A 6 pound loss is amazing! Congratulations! Ab rolls with the ball are really difficult, but you can do it! Keep up the great work!
    -Sarah
    www.fitango.com

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  6. Congrats on your weight loss. You are kicking butt.

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