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healthfitnessfoodhumour:

Every now and then, we have to give the body a break from excessive pounding (running, dance classes, and contact sports). Luckily low-impact workouts are typically easier on the body, especially our joints, and can be a great way to get in a heart-pumping workout while reducing the risk of injury. The guys at Greatist have rounded up the best 21 low- (or no!) impact exercises to keep things varied. They’re perfect for when you’re just getting started, dealing with an injury, or just want to try something new! Check them all out here

(Source: healthfitnesshumour, via the-exercist)

backonpointe:

A BackOnPointe super-original!
If you don’t have any workout equipment at home, you can still use what you have! Here’s a workout that uses a throw pillow in a few creative ways.
Repeat this workout three times through for a full workout!

I’m still really proud of this workout.

backonpointe:

A BackOnPointe super-original!

If you don’t have any workout equipment at home, you can still use what you have! Here’s a workout that uses a throw pillow in a few creative ways.

Repeat this workout three times through for a full workout!

I’m still really proud of this workout.

(via dumbbellcouture)

riotcircusarts:

So, we’re playing around in class at NECCA and, apparently, I can do this move. Had no idea.

spinninglovestory:

Beginner Hooping: A self teaching tutorial list.

The issue lies, as a beginner, in knowing where to start, what to learn and in what order. I have compiled a list of tutorials for you to follow as you start out on your journey. I have primarily included moves I consider to be the building blocks of hooping - the basics which will set you up for all other moves to come.

For the-crane-dance and anyone else learning to hoop dance by themselves!
I might do some follow posts with more beginner and intermediate moves but this basically covers all of your foundation moves.

spinninglovestory:

Beginner Hooping: A self teaching tutorial list.

The issue lies, as a beginner, in knowing where to start, what to learn and in what order. I have compiled a list of tutorials for you to follow as you start out on your journey. I have primarily included moves I consider to be the building blocks of hooping - the basics which will set you up for all other moves to come.

For the-crane-dance and anyone else learning to hoop dance by themselves!

I might do some follow posts with more beginner and intermediate moves but this basically covers all of your foundation moves.

(via circusartsinmyheart)

Hey, sleepyhead, we’re here to help you jump-start your morning with a quick workout. Yep! You can work your entire body without even getting out of bed. Here are three full-body moves for your next lazy day. Press play, and get ready to jump on the mattress!

standardmoves:

Push Up with Weighted Fly
Juan Lombo
3 sets of 15 reps
Come into plank position, top of a push-up, holding and resting on a dumbbell in each hand anywhere from 5 to 15 lbs. Engage the core and lower the body down, keeping the body in a straight line and parallel to the floor. Push back up into plank and while balancing your weight on one hand, lift the other arm out to the side, pointing the dumbbell up towards the sky, palm facing out. Try to keep the hip points squared towards the floor as the arm lifts. There will be a slight twist through the core. Return to plank and repeat push-up, switching the arm lift. That was 1 rep. Continue this combination going for 15 reps. Rest and repeat.
Good for full body exercise, core strength, balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

standardmoves:

Push Up with Weighted Fly

Juan Lombo

3 sets of 15 reps

Come into plank position, top of a push-up, holding and resting on a dumbbell in each hand anywhere from 5 to 15 lbs. Engage the core and lower the body down, keeping the body in a straight line and parallel to the floor. Push back up into plank and while balancing your weight on one hand, lift the other arm out to the side, pointing the dumbbell up towards the sky, palm facing out. Try to keep the hip points squared towards the floor as the arm lifts. There will be a slight twist through the core. Return to plank and repeat push-up, switching the arm lift. That was 1 rep. Continue this combination going for 15 reps. Rest and repeat.

Good for full body exercise, core strength, balance and coordination.

Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

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