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MOMOF6BOYS
9/30/11
4:58 AM

DAILY CHALLENGE for Friday, 09/30/2011

Looking forward to another GREAT day!!! I hope your week has been great!

Today's challenge will be SIDE LUNGES with WINDMILL ARMS!!!

Here's a link on how to do them with proper form! Your challenge today is to complete 100 of these throughout the day...in any increments you want...as long as you do 100! You can even do these at work...in the kitchen...in the bathroom...anywhere!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P70Va8OmL-M

emoticon Stand with legs wide, arms straight out to the sides and parallel to the floor. Bend the right knee into a side lunge and bring the left arm down towards the foot. Come back up, rotating the arms, and lunge to the left, bringing the right arm down towards the foot. Continue lunging side to side (your arms will move like a windmill). The faster you go and the lower you lunge, the harder it is.

emoticon TRACK YOUR FITNESS:CARDIO:JUMPING JACKS

Wishing you all a FANTASTIC Friday and upcoming weekend!
Kelley
MOMOF6BOYS
9/29/11
5:43 AM

DAILY CHALLENGE for Thursday, 09/29/2011

Hello TEAM!!! You have been doing a FANTASTIC job with the challenges!!! Keep up the great work!

Today, we are gonna try a walking video...Here is Part 1...total is 14:09 minutes long...give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Leslie Sansone
Walking - Part 1: Start Quick & Easy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndVjwkaLGDk&
feature=channel


It is a great low impact walking video...

emoticon Stop back and let us know how you did with today's challenge!

I hope you enjoy it! emoticon
MOMOF6BOYS
9/28/11
6:43 AM

DAILY CHALLENGE for Wednesday, 09/28/2011

"MODIFIED PLANKS" are today's CHALLENGE! Yes, I said PLANKS! My all time worst exercise in the whole wide world! But, you know what...they WORK!!!!

The plank exercise is ranked by ACE (The American Council on Exercise) as a top 10 Most Effective Ab Exercises and is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as stabilizer muscles.

Here is a sample for modified planks:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es.asp?exercise=7


Muscles worked: Abs, Back, Stabilizers

Let's challenge yourself to do 3 sets today...
One set = three complete planks...for how ever many seconds you can hold them!

PLANKS work your whole core... SPACE them out - throughout Your Day!!!

EVERYONES' ability and level for planks is very different start out by doing each of them for a count of 5 or 10 seconds and work you way up to 30 seconds or even longer...

Starting Position
Begin this exercise by lying on your stomach with your forearms on the floor pointing straight forward, your feet together and your spine in a neutral position. Your feet should be touching or no more than an inch apart.

Action
Lift your body up on your forearms and toes, keeping your body as straight as possible. Maintain this position for as long as possible and challenge yourself to longer periods in the plank position. Try to hold the position for 60 seconds in the beginning, working your way up in 30 second jumps until you can hold the position for 3 minutes or longer.

Special Instructions
Donít let your hips/knees drop, your butt raise, or shift weight to one forearm.

emoticon Don't forget to stop back and let us know how you conquered today's challenge emoticon

Have a TERRIFIC Wednesday!
MOMOF6BOYS
9/27/11
4:47 AM

DAILY CHALLENGE for Tuesday, 09/27/2011

Tuesday is here! Too early in the week to stop now!!!!

Today's challenge is doing 100 close arm wall pushups! You can do these anywhere and everywhere! You can do 5 sets of 20 each of close arm wall pushups...Just 5 sets throughout the day...do a set in the morning, one before lunch, one in the afternoon, one after dinner, etc...You get the picture!

Heres' the link for the close arm wall pushups...enjoy!!!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es.asp?
exercise=108


Starting Position

Start facing wall, arms-length away, feet slightly apart, legs straight with weight on toes. Place hands on wall with pointer fingers and thumbs forming a triangle. Keep arms in line with shoulders/chest (not above or below this region).

Action

INHALE: Bend elbows about 90 degrees and lower body toward the wall without touching it.

EXHALE: Straighten arms and return to starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

The further your feet are away from the wall, the more difficult this exercise will be. Also be sure not to lock knees or elbows.

Muscles Worked: Chest, Triceps, Shoulders

emoticon Don't forget to stop back and let us know how you did with today's challenge :)
Here's the link to today's challenge messageboard...

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x4
4294160


Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday
MOMOF6BOYS
9/26/11
6:02 AM

DAILY CHALLENGE for Monday, 09/26/2011

Today is Monday!!! Let's start this week off GREAT!!!

I have something good for you today!!! Standing ABS Workout... Here's the link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRjfYXqyVE

The first exercise...2 sets of 30
The second exercise...2 sets of 30
the third exercise...rotation twice

emoticon I think you will enjoy these...so stop back and let me know what you think of these! Here's the link to today's challenge messageboard:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x4
4275528


Have a MARVELOUS day! emoticon