Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I ran in a night-time trail run on Saturday which was a lot of fun (minus tripping over a tree root and hurting myself!). I think trail running is what I need to fall in love with running again since lately I have not been feeling it…
Moving on! This week I have a medicine ball workout to share with you all. Since it is a lot of pictures I am just going to post one move a day. Before I share it, let me preface this by saying that I have never worked out in yoga pants before this, and as it turns out- I hate them! I have actually never been a fan of yoga pants until recently. I had this stereotypical view of them as being only for middle-aged women or for being worn by annoying females at the gym who don’t dare break a sweat. I apologize if that is offensive – it is just the view I had of them. Also, as a soccer player, my thighs have always been larger than the skinny models I see looking all cute in these yoga pants, so I just didn’t think they were for me. That all changed when I bought a pair of North Face yoga pants during a Labor Day Sale. I fell in love. These pants were so comfortable and I loved lounging around the house, running errands in them, etc. However, I didn’t try to workout in them until this weekend. And well, basically they are just too hot and I feel silly wearing flared pants to lift. So doing errands, or a yoga class, fine, they can stay. Actually working out? NOPE! Not for me!
Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Now for today’s exercise!
Medicine Ball Move #1 – Squat to Shoulder Press
Start holding the ball chest height.
Squat down, keeping your weight on your heels and form a 90 degree angle with your upper and lower legs.
Stand up and press the ball over your head in one quick motion.
Perform 3 sets of 20.
*Note – I used a 20# Medicine Ball for this and all of the moves I will show you this week. Adjust accordingly!
Do you incorporate medicine balls in to your workouts? And more importantly, what are your thoughts on yoga pants? Am I the only one who thinks they don’t mix with anything besides well, yoga?