If you are a mom then I know you will be at a park sometime in the near future & you better try this move! Lucky, for me there are like 5 playgrounds in my neighborhood! SO while my son was making his ‘playground rounds’ the other day I got a fabulous workout in. I have no shame when it comes to exercising in public & in my opinion no one should! Needless to say, I am quite sure my neighbors are not surprised to see me in all types of strange exercise positions throughout the hood 🙂 The exercise featured today is an awesome core challenge, fab ab strengthener & provides some bonus shoulder work!!!! So really whats not to love about this move?
Can YOU swing it? Go ahead & give it a try! Here’s how:
1.) Place your hands on the ground in front of a swing (bring mat or towel if there is sand present or if you need extra cushion) then place one foot up at a time onto the swing until your body is balanced in plank position.
2.) Engage your abs (pull your belly button in towards your spine) and bring your feet in towards your hands to form a peak. Hold this peak for 5 seconds and then move back to plank position. Do 10 reps (make 10 peaks) then rest and repeat. If you are advanced, hold it at the top of the peak position for 10 seconds instead of 5 and do 15 reps instead of 10!
Tips 4 Good Form: keep your core super tight and avoid letting your lower back sway/droop down, keep your shoulders engaged to avoid “chicken wings”, and keep your head/neck in line with your spine.
WARNING: Doing this move at a public park may inspire others to try it too (including your kiddos)- so be prepared to assist them to give it a whirl when you are done 🙂
Always BFit- Always BFree,