*This is an intermediate level football inspired workout perfect for this weekend! Always keep your abdominals pulled in tight with chest open and shoulders retracted and depressed. Press your hands into the football or light medicine ball actively to work more muscle stabilizers! Get fit, get lean, and have fun!!
Crouch & Reach: Crouch down by bringing your hips back as you step forward and reach arms out in front of you. Keep your chest open. Alternate legs for 1 minute.
Balance to Side Squat: Balance on your right leg while holding a football or medicine ball in to your side tightly. Hop to the side and squat down. Hop back to the right side and balance again. Repeat 30 seconds on each side.
3 Point Plank: Only do this exercise if you are successful from the floor first. Keep shoulders down. Raise arm and hold for 2-5 seconds lower arm for 2-5 seconds and repeat for 30-60 seconds. Repeat on other arm.
Balance Chop: As you chop your football or medicine ball, pull your knee in towards your chest. To make this harder, don’t tap your foot all the way down. Abs stay pulled in tight! Do 1 minute on each leg.
Reverse Lunge & Reach: Step back into a lunge and reach your arm behind you as much as possible. Don’t go too heavy and no shrugging your shoulder! Alternate sides for 1 minute.
Supine Rotations: Squeeze knees together to work inner thighs and slowly rotate legs side to side to work the obliques. Alternate sides for 1 minute.
Reverse Curls: Squeeze knees together to work inner thighs and pull knees in towards chest to work the lower abs. Do not shrug your shoulders! Repeat for 1 minute.
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Along with your physical wellness, focus on social wellness this weekend! Social wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, and community contributes to our social health. Even just holding the door for someone or saying a quick “hi” as you pass someone on your walk/run are simple gestures you can do for your social health.