health and fitness

DON'T GET STUCK IN A FITNESS RUT!

We all do it, even me. WE make our health and fitness regime BORING!

 

Either from lack of inspiration or playing it safe with the same old routine, we struggle to get creative with our health and fitness plan from time to time.

I’m going to share with you some of the things I do to keep my health and fitness regime INTERESTING! So you too can stay on track to your goals and be ENGAGED by what you are doing day to day.

GET INTO THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Whether you have a gym membership or go to a bootcamp class at the park, you are still surround by the same scene every week. It’s time to get out and ADVENTURE!

Adventure (noun) - an unusual and exciting or daring experience.

Go somewhere NEW that offers hiking, bike riding, long walking tracks, rock climbing or something similar.

There are so many amazing places in Australia that offer all these things and more!

I recently went on a 1.5hr hike around the You Yangs and loved it! My legs where worked and I felt invigorated!

MIX UP YOUR RECOVERY

Recovery is such an important part of being fit and healthy!

Instead of doing the usual Yoga class or bath at home try some of my suggestions for an indulgent and effective recovery below–

MAKE UP YOUR OWN EXERCISES

We’ve all seen and heard on contemporary dance, yes? This is a dance movement based on self expression. The dancers move in a way that feels good!

You can do the same. All you need to do is put some music on and start moving. I’m not saying you have to actually dance, but somewhere hidden in that big memory bank of yours is a whole cache of exercises you have done before that can be combined together to create something challenging for the body! Commit 30 minutes to being actively creative each week!

SEE A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON BUILDING YOUR OWN EXERCISES HERE!

Don't be boring, mix it up and share your fitness adventures with me via insta using #mysurfstylefitness!

Combat Coat Hunch - Workout

I mentioned it a few years back and I'll mention it again, Winter and all it's heavy knits could be weighing you down...literally!

SPC's Up Close

SPC's Up Close

Neck pain, shoulder pain, rounded shoulders and bad posture are all symptoms exacerbated by the cold Winter weather. On top of that scrunching of the shoulders to hide from the chilly winds all this adds up to a not so pleasant season!

So how do we combat the "Winter Hunches"? As well as covering up as recommended in my previous BLOG '3 Truth's About Winter & You!' another preventative measure can be made...TRAINING! We're going to focus on Back strength to open the chest and improve posture, not to mention the added bonus of being able to lift your chest when paddling in the surf!

Practice these 2 simple movements for improving back & shoulder strength, at least two or three time a week. Remember to stretch after every session.

WORKOUT

Single Arm Reverse Fly's 10 - 15 X 3 ea arm

*These can be done in a Plank position, on all fours or with a hand resting on a bench. Keep the elbow slightly bent, with your Wrist and Elbow inline at all times. Only moving from the Shoulder, lift the chosen weight up & down. Top of your hand should be facing the ceiling.

 

SINGLE ARM SPC's (Superman, Plane, Chicken)20 X 3

Superman - Plane - Chickens

Superman - Plane - Chickens

*In Superman hold the arms up to your ears, in Plane the arms are parallel to your Shoulders and in Chicken tuck the Arms right into your sides, Thumbs to your Shoulders. Moving smoothly through each position.


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Cheers,

EC x