Mt. Top Abs & Mountain Climber #AToZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z


 

Fitness has nothing to do with age.

 

20 Motivational Quotes To Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

 

Not feeling good ?? You have already done half the challenge. Do not give up now. You will have a break tomorrow. Exercise will boost your mood for sure.

 

Mountain Top Abs

Sit on the mat with your legs straight. Lean a little backward (45 degrees) keeping the back straight. Bend your knees to balance the body. Raise your arms little more above the shoulder lever. Now slowly swing back and forth the arms to your back. Try to touch the floor behind you. Repeat the same number of times with both arms.

This majorly works on your abs and oblique muscles. It also strengthens your shoulders and tone the arms. Try to keep the torso the same angle the entire time. Keep the motion slow and controlled.

Start with 45 seconds.  Gradually, you can increase as per your strength. Remember to keep those abs tight and torso straight. Keep it slow and controlled.

 

Mountain Climber

Get into a push-up position. Keep your hands below the shoulders. Do not arch the back up or down. It should be straight. Keep the core tight. Bring the knees to your chest level one by one. Make it as quick as you can.

Start with 45 seconds.  Gradually, you can increase as per your strength.

It is a full lower body workout. It works on your abs, hips, thighs, knees. And also strengthens your shoulders and arms. Remember to NOT arch your back. Keep it straight.

When can you do ?? Best time for any workout is in the morning. You can also do in evening after at least 4 hours of a heavy meal. Never perform any workout on a full stomach.

 

The Body part of the day – M

Mind & Memory

Many people nowadays complain about their decreasing memories. Why ?? Because people are more dependent upon other resources than their own minds. You keep reminders on your mobile instead of your memory. It is obvious that your memory will get weak. You have to train your mind. You have to wake it up and make it work. Don’t be lazy. Be active.

  • Be mentally active.
  • Eat dry fruits. esp. almonds and walnuts.
  • Get organized.
  • Sleep well. Eat well.
  • Use all your senses.
  • Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Play some brain games.

Tip of the day

Be active. Be aware of every moment and every action your body does.

 

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P.S –

These are just single workouts. Warm up and cool down are not included in this. Know that your body has limits and you should respect it. Do only as much as your body allows you. Little pain is absolutely normal as the muscles stretch, but if you feel more pain then you are doing something wrong. Stop doing it and consult a doctor if necessary. I am not a personal trainer, this is meant to be the inspiration for you as a way to break workout boredom.

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My previous posts of the #AToZChallenge –

G – Go Around Squats

H – High Plank + Knee Circle & High Knees

I – Inner Thigh “W”s

J – Jump Squats + Broad Jumps

K – Kneeling Side Leg Raises

L – Lunge + Lifts & Lunge Pulses

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30 thoughts on “Mt. Top Abs & Mountain Climber #AToZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Are these suitable for someone with a tendency for lower back pain?

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    • Mt. top abs may cause some stress to your lower back, as you have to sit on your tailbone for this. You may give it a try if you find it is giving much pressure on your back you can just stand and do the hand movement. While doing mountain climber make sure your back and neck are straight. That won’t give an undue load to your lower back. Start sleeping flat on your back WITHOUT a pillow. That will give a relief in your lower back pain.

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  2. Finally Nami I succumbed and you will be pleased to know that yesterday I did 35 mins on the treadmill and tried some toe touches, standing push ups, squats and windmills . I will now get down to your program because it seems to me a combination of Tabata and Insanity

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    • oh wow… I am more than happy to know this. Thank you for such appreciating words. Nothing more motivating than to know that people are liking your work.

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  3. Hey Nami I finally succumbed to your work out and actually exercised yesterday

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  4. Yet another inspiring workout post.. Thanks anami

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  5. Mountain Top Abs is a very good exercise, doesn’t sweat you too but works amazingly on the abs. And mountain climbers — phew!!! thanks for balancing it out today.

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  6. THAts quite some handy tips Anami thx for sharing

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  7. Looks like I had been doing the mountain climbers wrong all this time. I used to put my back as down as possible without pain. Thanks for clearing that up👍

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  8. Both those look like good exercises to try.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    My A to Z’s of Dining with IC
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  9. I really like that you included the mind and memory for this post. Keeping mentally active has been reported as making a big difference in the prognosis of many conditions associated with aging and/or degenerative diseases.

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  11. I actually wanted to start and after reading every post ..I try to push myself but something or other I miss…I agree my fault


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    Gosh! I think someone with a back problem will have a tough time doing this. To stay up without support will be really tough.

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