Welcome back to the 30-Day Pilate Body Challenge!
Today’s workout is designed strengthen and tone the muscles of your upper body.
These exercises are challenging so as always, I encourage you to modify to suit your needs. It seems that many people think of modify as a bad thing…or something that makes an exercise less effective.
But the opposite is true!
Modifying ensures that you are using the proper muscles and maintaining the proper alignment so that you can get the MOST out of the exercise. If you try to do exercises the “hard” way before you have the strength, you will likely call upon other muscle groups to get the job done which in turn, makes the exercise less effective.
So be proud of your modifications and trust that you will continue to get stronger and stronger when you do the work and listen to your body.
One more quick note before I let you go: I want you to think about keeping your shoulder blades set firmly on your back in every exercise today. Especially during the side-lying tricep push up. It will help!
Enjoy today’s workout!
Optional equipment: 1-3 lb. hand weights.
Daily Check-In: Stress is something we all deal with, but too much of it can have a negative impact on our health. Today I want you to create a worry box. Designate a specific container as your worry box and whenever you start stressing or worrying over an issue write it down and place it in the box. This is a physical way to reduce stress and clear your mind. Snap a photo and show me that you’re giving it a try! Use the hashtag #30daypilatesbody so I can see your posts. 🙂