Yes, you’ve heard it a million times before – exercise IS NECESSARY for a healthy body, but the big question is, how can you find time to move?
Springer and I both know that it can be tough. With a commitment to do stellar work – on time, everyday, you battle with the little voice that reminds you that you SHOULD get up and move.
Enough with the self-sabotage and avoidance. TODAY is the day where you feed yourself some motivation – starting with the stairs. I’m dusting off some old moves and showing you how I used to sneak away from the desk and run the fire-escape stairs. It was the beginning of my journey to EAT LIFE WHOLE.
We have legs and arms to lift, pull, run, skip, and push.
We have a heart that needs to be pumped.
We have a mind that begs for an escape from the day-to-day.
Without skipping a step, sprint up the stairs to excel your heart-rate in a very short period of time. Focus on picking up your feet, pumping your arms, and moving as fast as you can. Great for improving your cardiovascular system.
If you can’t do a regular push-up or need a change, start here. Rest your hands on a step, keep your shoulders, hips, and ankles in one-line, and lower your body down to the end-position. Repeat. Great for developing upper-body and core strength.
If you are looking for a challenge, elevate your feet on a few steps and perform a pushup (again with shoulders, hips, and ankles in one-line). Repeat. Great for developing upper-body and core strength.
Elevated Split Squats
Challenge your lower-body by elevating one foot and extending your opposite knee into a 90-degree angle. Vertically move your body up and down. Great for strengthening your glutes and legs while working on your posture at the same time.
Lateral Stair Kicks
Exercising in multiple planes of motion will improve your balance. Start by standing sideways on one stair and lowering your body down to a squat position. Lift your opposite leg and kick out with your heel. Great for core, legs, and balance.
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