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Quick Chest/Ab Challenge:
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 5 burpees
  • 3 push-ups
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 1 minute plank
  • 30 seconds cobra stretch
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)

tribesports:

Stay fit in summer with the 30 Day Crunch Challenge , the 30 Day Lunge Challenge and the 30 Day Burpee Challenge !!

Nice simple challenges!

March: Start of Spring

March has four calendars: a basic version for the average reader, one for beginners with frequent rest days, one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends, and one for dancers (or anyone else working on flexibility) that includes stretch days.

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

Feel free to substitute an HIIT workout for any cardio workout listed. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of time for cardio.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: March”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Click “Read More” for the workouts!
(At the bottom there are also a handful of links to good stretching videos for the Stretch Calendar if you want to mix up your routine!)

Read More

February: Lovely Month

February has five calendars: a basic version for the average reader, one for beginners with frequent rest days, one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends, one with high-intensity interval training included, and one for dancers (or anyone else working on flexibility) that includes stretch days.

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

Feel free to substitute an HIIT workout for any cardio workout listed. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of time for cardio.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: February”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Click “Read More” for the workouts!
(At the bottom there are also a handful of links to good stretching videos for the Stretch Calendar if you want to mix up your routine!)

Read More

January: Happy New Year

January has four calendars: a basic version for the average reader, one for beginners with frequent rest days, one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends and over the holiday break, and one for dancers (or anyone else working on flexibility) that includes stretch days.

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

Feel free to substitute an HIIT workout for any cardio workout listed. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of time for cardio.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP January”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Click “Read More” for the workouts!
(At the bottom there are also a handful of links to good stretching videos for the Stretch Calendar if you want to mix up your routine!)

Read More

backonpointe:

Do you want a higher arabesque? If you’ve got the flexibility, you might need more back strength to lift that leg up! Here’s a workout that will help strengthen the muscles in your back to allow you to raise your leg higher behind you.

Here’s a challenge for all of my dancing readers: do this workout at least once today! (And then, maybe, do it tomorrow as well!)

backonpointe:

Do you want a higher arabesque? If you’ve got the flexibility, you might need more back strength to lift that leg up! Here’s a workout that will help strengthen the muscles in your back to allow you to raise your leg higher behind you.

Here’s a challenge for all of my dancing readers: do this workout at least once today! (And then, maybe, do it tomorrow as well!)

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