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Thoughtful Thursday…core strength exercises …week 4

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday. This GreenNote Fitness newsletter mindfully gathers and distills useful information that is supportive to our journey. It is my mission to educate, inspire, and propel you into action that moves you towards your goals and life of purpose. Take control of your journey today.

This is the fourth and final week of core strength exercises. I am hopeful that this has been helpful to you and has increased your appreciation for the importance of having a strong core. If you missed the previous newsletters or want to review, you can get them here:

This week’s core exercise - Controlled Incline Push-up with 3 Second Lowering to Bench

Set up:

  • Use an elevated surface like a weight bench, placing your hands shoulder-width apart so you are in a push-up position

  • Tense your muscles and move shoulders back into a stable and controlled position while tensing the core and glutes

  • Once in stable position, begin push-ups with a three-second lowering on every repetition. Keep constant tension - no pausing at the top or bottom

  • Do as many repetitions as you can while keeping good form

I used this exercise at the end of my training for a good finish that hits the upper body and core. For an added bonus, from the push-up position, perform a slow, controlled Mountain Climber (bring right knee to left elbow, lower, repeat other side) for as many repetitions as possible while maintaining good form. A strong core is vitally important for sports, light activity, and daily living. It helps with good posture and keeping back pain at bay. Incorporate specific core exercises into your daily training. You will feel and look better!

Enjoy your journey, Lisa Schaffer GreenNote Fitness You wouldn’t happen to know just one person that would benefit from this information? Please forward it to them! Did you miss last week’s newsletter on core strength exercises…week 3 ...? P.S. Check out my Facebook page for inspiration. P.P.S. Discover GreenNote Fitness recommendations for books, podcasts, and more on body, mind, and spirit.

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