After a long winter, I’m always anxious for warmer weather and the opportunity to spend more time outside. Now is the ideal time to start ramping up your activity levels, so you are ready for those summer hikes, bike rides, marathon yard work sessions and trips to the pool.
As with any change in your fitness routine, start small. Don’t go from the couch to a 60-minute spinning session. Start with 20 or 30-minute workout sessions a few times a week. These sessions might be walks around the neighborhood or 30-minute strength training classes. Just make sure you aren’t asking too much of your body the first day/week.
To help you get into the routine, I’m including a new workout to get you conditioned for you summer activities! Always make sure you have consulted with a physician before starting an exercise program, and if you feel discomfort or painful twinges, stop what you are doing. Listen to your body. You know the difference between muscle fatigue and sharp pain.
This is a simple workout you will repeat for a total of 2-3 times.
20 Walking Lunges with DB (per leg)
Curtsy Lunge + Squat + Curtsy Lunge Combo – 30 sec.
15 Plank Jacks
Mountain Climbers – 30 seconds