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Here’s a quick series to help pointe hopefuls gain the necessary strength in their ankles and calves.
Here’s my favorite ankle stretch!

Here’s a quick series to help pointe hopefuls gain the necessary strength in their ankles and calves.

Here’s my favorite ankle stretch!

An arm workout that’s a bit harder! Make sure you use something sturdy, like a solid coffee table, for the inverted rows, and press your heels to the ground while in downward dog for a good stretch.

An arm workout that’s a bit harder! Make sure you use something sturdy, like a solid coffee table, for the inverted rows, and press your heels to the ground while in downward dog for a good stretch.

fitness-mei:

I added the Pull-Up Challenge workouts to the May calendar. I use these as the background on my computer, so having it all in one place is a big help. Anyone who wants to is welcome to use it! Nothing fancy, just simple text edit.
That aside, I’ve already done both workouts for day one. :) Off to a good start!

Thank you so much for the helpful calendar-merging!

fitness-mei:

I added the Pull-Up Challenge workouts to the May calendar. I use these as the background on my computer, so having it all in one place is a big help. Anyone who wants to is welcome to use it! Nothing fancy, just simple text edit.

That aside, I’ve already done both workouts for day one. :) Off to a good start!

Thank you so much for the helpful calendar-merging!

May includes a special calendar for people participating in the Pull-Up Challenge to keep you from overtraining!

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. (The Endurance Calendar also has “stretch” as a category; I do not have any stretching routines, but simply take about ten minutes to stretch out and relax when stretching is called for, or try a yoga video online.)

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: May”. 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!)

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!

Arms

Legs

Abs

General

Challenges

Cardio

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

kick-asstake-names:

backonpointe:

The Back On Pointe Pull-Up Challenge is almost here!

Want to strive towards doing a pull-up or chin-up? Here’s the challenge for you!

Details:

  • The two calendars above are to be followed as closely as possible during May and June.
  • Each workout category (One, Two, and Three) has 6 available workouts in it for you to choose from.
  • Each Friday, try to do a pull-up/chin-up. Write down how many you can do or how much assistance you needed to do one. This will help you track your progress.
  • If you’d like to be in a small group, which will meet up on Fitocracy (or other sites as you choose) or would like to be a small group leader (you must be able to do pull-ups to be a group leader), please send me a message with your Tumblr and Fitocracy usernames and I will assign you to groups.
  • To keep other challengers updated with your progress, either use the tag BoP: Pull Up Challenge on Tumblr or talk to us in the Back On Pointe Fitocracy group.

Workouts:

Exercises Used:

I’m absolutely going to participate with this! I really want to be able to do multiple pull ups…but as of now, I’m pretty sure I can’t even do one, lol.

Has anyone done a pre-challenge check-in? Remember to tag your posts BoP: Pull Up Challenge so we can all follow your progress!

The Back On Pointe Pull-Up Challenge is almost here!

Want to strive towards doing a pull-up or chin-up? Here’s the challenge for you!

Details:

  • The two calendars above are to be followed as closely as possible during May and June.
  • Each workout category (One, Two, and Three) has 6 available workouts in it for you to choose from.
  • Each Friday, try to do a pull-up/chin-up. Write down how many you can do or how much assistance you needed to do one. This will help you track your progress.
  • If you’d like to be in a small group, which will meet up on Fitocracy (or other sites as you choose) or would like to be a small group leader (you must be able to do pull-ups to be a group leader), please send me a message with your Tumblr and Fitocracy usernames and I will assign you to groups.
  • To keep other challengers updated with your progress, either use the tag BoP: Pull Up Challenge on Tumblr or talk to us in the Back On Pointe Fitocracy group.

Workouts:

Exercises Used:

Wish your waist well with this abdomen-focused routine!

Wish your waist well with this abdomen-focused routine!

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