I am 10000% not complaining. I will take a no-snow, snow day....any day! I can promise you that! But I do secretly hope we get some real snow tonight so I can stay snuggled up with my little fam for the rest of the weekend. I have been totally blog negligent this week....but for good reasons. I was trying to upgrade and change my website. But at the end of the day, I decided that if it ain't broke...don't fix it. And one day when I am rich and famous and a million people follow this blog...then I will pay someone to make this thing the bomb.com. Well I will keep it naturallynati.com....but it will be THE BOMB.
So for your Friday workout.....nothing too crazy, but something I have been in love with lately. Integrating "gliders" or "sliders" into your workout is a great way to force your core to work, get your heart rate up, and tone those muscles! If you don't have the real gliders or sliders (don't worry...most of us don't), you can use washcloths on hardwood or paper or plastic plates on carpet. Two of my favorites are the step back lunge and plank slide. You will see these two snazzy moves on washcloths in the video below. The plank slide works on toes and palms, knees and palms or even knees and elbows. When doing the plank be sure that you are using your abdominals and engaging your entire core...in order not to put any strain on your low back. You can incorporate the gliders into so many great exercises. Side lunges, mountain climbers, burpees, plank arm circles, army crawl, knee crunches, curtsey lunges, forearm planks, bridges and more! Go through each of the exercises for 12 reps, twice. Good luck. I'll just be over here, waiting for the snow, drinking white wine and eating gluten-free pizza.
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