Up and Over Steps+ Knees & Up and Over Side Lunges #AToZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z


 

Change, the only permanent thing.

 

 

 

A change may be around the corner. But it is of no use if you do not even get up and go to that corner. – A’nami’

Last week, I became a bit cruel. Gave some hard and Tabata workouts. People want me to have some mercy. 😛 So I decided that in this last week I will be more liberal and kind.  So here are some easy peasy exercises. Get up and embrace the change which is just around that corner.

 

Up and Over Steps + Knee

Stand upright. Swing your arms above your head from right to left. Bringing your left leg behind you. Now bring the left knee to the left elbow. Extend the leg back again. Swing the arms across the opposite side. Bringing the right leg behind. Knee to elbow. Extend back. Keep altering the motion.

Repeat for 50 seconds and you can increase as per your strength. Make sure to keep your body and torso straight. Make slow but controlled movements.

This is a full body cardio workout.  Keep the abdominal muscle tight the entire time. Make sure to swing those arms slowly, do not yank.

Up and Over Side Lunges

 

Stand upright. Take a side lunge extending your right leg out. Get down and touch the right toe with left hand. Get back and your hands will go up your head. Now take a lunge on left side and reach down with your right hand. Stand, hands above your head. Keep altering back and forth from side to side.

Start with 50 seconds and increase accordingly. Keep those abs contracted the entire time. It is again a full body workout. Keep the motion slow and controlled.

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.

 

 

Tip of the day

If you can make it this far, nothing can stop you from one more mile or one more set of reps

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 –

O – Oblique Crunch & Outside Leg Raises+Pulses

P – Plank Variations & Pilates Variations

Q – Quiet Burpees & Quadruped Leg Lifts

R – Rocking Plank & Russian Twists

S – Sweat It Out Saturday

T – T – Stabilization & Toe Tap

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16 thoughts on “Up and Over Steps+ Knees & Up and Over Side Lunges #AToZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Anagha Yatin

    Going by the appearance and presentation, both the exercises appear not so difficult. But I am sure they will sweat me out. However, as you said, we have come so far, then why not try some more! So gonna give it a try.
    Thank you for the “Mercy”…. hahahaha!!!

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  2. I think u will rest only after i shed few kilos. If i shed, credits you anami. I love the second over side lunges. The quote is apt

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  3. Beautiful quote and the first one looks like a perfect dance move. 🙂

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  4. My hubby been talking about trying to find full body work outs. I’ll have to show him this.

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

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