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A Fit Pregnancy (Take Two)- Part 2

1 Mar

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Maintaining a healthy fitness routine during pregnancy can be challenging but well worth the efforts! Before you begin, get clearance from your doctor.  They will also give you guidelines to follow.  Workouts need to be altered or eliminated due to the changes (rapidly) happening in your body. Here are some clips from my third trimester:

Please note: The exercises seen here are specific to my fitness level, my doctor recommendations, and my pregnancy health.  It is not recommended to pursue a pregnancy fitness routine without approval from your physician.  Please be advised that there are general guidelines for all pregnant women to follow when considering a pregnancy fitness program (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-exercise/PR00096).

Hurdles – 20 minutes

2 Feb

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This one combines bodyweight exercises with the use of hurdles.  Just trying to mix it up a bit!  Spring can’t come soon enough.  I am craving some hill drills, outdoor running, and park workouts.

Body Bar and Hurdles – 20 minutes

29 Nov

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Frequently changing your workout routine is important.  It prevents overuse injuries, muscle imbalances and boredom.  You can change your workout routine by alternating between various pieces of equipment, by varying the movement of your body (try to do more lateral movements and rotations) and by changing the amount of resistance (which will mean changing set and repetition amount).  If you only have a few pieces of equipment to choose from, do research or talk to a trainer and find out different movements/exercises that you can execute with what you have.  And do not underestimate bodyweight training and calisthenics.  It requires no equipment at all and can be even more challenging than using equipment. In this video I am using my new hurdles.  They were just what I needed to get re-motivated.

Note: I do have a co-star in this video.  He is watching my form very carefully.