We'll focus on strengthening our core & abs this month
Why is core strength important for women? Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.
Our Strength Expert,Christine Pratt, the founderofExcite Physiotherapy will post videos to provide modifications and illustrate proper form, and will be in the Asskicker Army Facebook group to answer any questions. Julie from Asskicker will be participating in the challenge along with you, and cheering you on!
We're going to take a break from our Monthly Fitness Challenges for the holidays this December, but you are still welcome to participate in the Asskicker Army Facebook Group. If you'd like to continue with the structure of our challenges, you can download one of the calendars from a previous month to follow. Details about all of our fitness challenges can be found on the list below.
Choose a continuous movement that keeps you moving quickly but efficiently. If you find yourself having to stop before the minute is over, you may need to adjust your pace. This could include jumping jacks, high knees, dance, butt kicks, step ups, running if you have a treadmill or biking if you have a stationary bike. You could also choose to do these workouts outside and run up and down stairs, do sprints, etc.
We'll continue to focus on strengthening our core & abs this month, while adding some new balance and stability exercises. A healthy balance system gives you more energy and strength while helping you move freely and confidently. There are immediate health benefits from maintaining your stability, including better mobility, fewer injuries and a greater ability to push yourself further during exercise which in turn increases your overall fitness level.