it's all one sided full body workout
As a mom of 5 girls, I find I am constantly seeking balance in my life. With a hectic schedule, I am always looking for ways to balance my daily schedule. It got me to thinking about balance in my workouts. It is easy to develop imbalances (right/left asymmetries) as a result of past injuries or just because you have a naturally dominant side. When you perform a bilateral exercise, your stronger side compensates by taking on more of the load than your weaker side. By performing exercises that challenge one side of your body at a time (unilateral exercises) you prevent muscle imbalances from developing, improve your core strength, challenge your brain (your nervous system builds new brain synapses) and prevent injuries. What’s not to love about that?!
Superset the strength sets 2-3 times through with an ABABAB format following the suggested reps. Rest as needed.
Do a quick blast with jump rope before moving on to next set.
Click on exercises for video demonstration.
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dumbbells or kettlebells, resistance bands, med ball
warm up: 30 seconds of each exercise
(click here for video of warm up exercises)
boxer shuffle, butt kicks, jumping jacks, skaters, good mornings, squat kicks, lunges, side lunges
A. alternating bicep curl 10-12
B. one legged deadlift 10-12
A. one arm close row 10-12
B. Bulgarian split squat 10-12
A. alternating lying tricep extension 10-12
B. side lunges 10-12
A. med ball push up 10-12
B. one legged glute raise 10-12