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Written by Danielle Williams
Q: If you only have 3 minutes to do an exercise, what would you do?
What I do to get myself moving again is set a low bar…
Next, try to do something every day, ideally at the same time each day. This will form a habit which is the key to any long-term change in your life. Do you need to be motivated to stay on track with brushing your teeth? Didn’t think so!
Finally, find something you enjoy. Most people associate exercise with pain which we tend to shy away from, so find something you associate with pleasure.
Google the following:
1. ‘Hip Thrusters’ and ‘Side-Lying Leg Lifts’ and ‘Clam Shell Exercises’ to engage your glutes (butt), ‘Deadlifts’ to engage your hammies and upper back, and ‘Prone Rows’ or any weighted/banded pull exercises to activate those upper back muscles too.
2. Stretch to release your hip flexors, neck and shoulders, and wrists are important too.
Q: Best at home exercise for sculpting your butt?
Firstly, get a padded mouse pad!
Secondly, take more breaks! That old 25 minutes of work versus 5 minutes of movement is a good rule of thumb to operate by. Those sore forearms and wrists are overuse injury, so make sure in those 5 minutes you move them in different ways, bending your wrists the opposite way they’d be positioned on your keypad and rotating them, etc.
Either is totally fine.
People overcomplicate things when it comes to health. Three regular meals or six little ones? One long workout or three little ones? Honestly, quality movement is the goal and however, you like to get it done, go for it!
If you do choose intervals, they need to be high intensity to be very effective though, so if you have injuries, sometimes longer and slower can be a better move!
There are loads of fitness apps and Youtube videos and so many studios now live streaming and providing really great at-home resources, so you’re spoiled for choice.
As I mentioned above, my advice is always find something you enjoy. I’ve always loved dance and music and interesting, functional movement, so The Upbeat Bondi is my expression of that and I seriously love it! No motivation required, the music sorts that for you.
The other important thing to look for is some social interaction. With our classes we can all see each other and say hi at the beginning and end of the class which is the part I love the most as it feels like we’re all in the same room and keeps me feeling connected.
Q: Favourite dance move?
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