Welcome to day #2 of the 30-Day Pilates Body Challenge!
Today’s workout is dedicated to building strength in the upper body while also relieving tight muscles.
Did you know that sitting at computers, texting, reading, holding babies, and driving all contribute to our chest muscles getting shorter and tighter? In turn, the muscles of our upper back get loose and weak. Not good.
Today’s routine will build strength, reduce tension and restore balance to your body.
(see modification notes below)
30-Day Pilates Body Challenge: day #2
For tender wrists: use a couch or chair for your tricep dips and push-ups. You can even do your push-ups leaning against a countertop or wall if that feels better.
Always go to your forearms instead of doing traditional straight-arm planks.
If any these exercises don’t feel good to you, skip them and do arm circles instead! Just keep moving. 🙂
For a tender lower back: place a folded towel between your pelvis and the mat when lying on your stomach.
(laying…lying…grammar police, did I say that right? 🙂
Daily Check-In: In addition to your workouts I want you to focus on staying hydrated this month! Snap a photo to show me the you’re staying hydrated and use the hashtag #30daypilatesbody. I’ll be checking in on you!
PS – If you’re just joining us, welcome! Click here to complete day #1. And you’re good to go!