Today You’re about to do a whole body workout with 1 move.
(This is part I of a two part series)
Not only does this move tone your tummy, your arms, your shoulders and your legs with one move, but it has another fabulous added benefit that I think you’ll love.
Have you ever thought, “I want to be able to get up off the ground quickly and easily not only in my fifties, but in my sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond”?
Being able to get up easily from the ground means:
- You can play with your grandkids at their level
- You can lie down on the floor to stretch and pop up quickly
- You can get up quickly when being served your meal.
(ok, that last one’s for me, and I explain why in this video)
The point is, while toning the body and looking fabulous as you age may definitely be a big reason you’re getting fit, it’s also about continuing to enjoy every moment life brings you, no exceptions.
Today’s whole body workout literally mimics getting up off of the ground, and teaches your body how to do so in a way that not only benefits your lifestyle, but also creates strength, tone and muscle firmness all at the same time.
Again, this is part one of a two part series. In order to get a whole body workout with 1 move, first perfect the form of this workout video, then, stay tuned for next week when I go over the second part that gets you from lying down, to standing up.
For this workout you’ll need:
A plastic or tin bowl filled to the brim with socks, cotton balls or even confetti.
If you don’t have a plastic or tin bowl, stack a few pieces of paper together or even use a paper plate.
The Important Technique you Must Know
In this week’s workout video, I explain the very important “don’t spill my soup” fitness technique.
o.k the actual technical name of the exercise is called The Turkish Get Up, but due to a terrifying soup incident my husband put me through (watch video to find out more) you’ll know exactly why the name of this exercise is now “don’t spill my soup”.
The name signifies the technique you must perfect for maximum muscle toning, and the extraordinary ability to lift yourself from lying down to standing.
Pretend you’re holding a brimming bowl of hot soup in you hand while lying down.
The aim of the exercise is to make sure you don’t spill a drop of the “soup”.
While lying down, hold your arm up towards the sky.
Cup your hand as if you were holding a hot bowl of soup
Then, as you sit up, continue to reach your hand up towards the sky. Your arm raises slightly to keep that imaginary hot bowl of soup from spilling.
Once you’ve perfected this special move, you’ll be ready for part II.
So are you ready to workout?