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Here’s a bodyweight workout that focuses on the muscles of your core: your chest, all layers of your abdominals, and your back. Strengthening your core will help all aspects of your fitness.

Here’s a bodyweight workout that focuses on the muscles of your core: your chest, all layers of your abdominals, and your back. Strengthening your core will help all aspects of your fitness.

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.

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 high-intensity leg workout that requires no equipment! Jump and work on the fast-twitch fibers of your muscles.

Here’s a high-intensity leg workout that requires no equipment! Jump and work on the fast-twitch fibers of your muscles.

And we’re already into July!

July has three calendars: a basic version, one for beginners, and one focusing on cardio endurance using a lot of cardio and interval workouts.

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.

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

Arms

Legs

Abs

General

Challenges

Cardio

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Kettlebell Knockout!

Kettlebell Knockout!

A reader pointed out to me today that I have no official leg workout for beginners! And that’s unacceptable! So here’s one just for you beginners.

A reader pointed out to me today that I have no official leg workout for beginners! And that’s unacceptable! So here’s one just for you beginners.

A full workout where you never have to stand up!

A full workout where you never have to stand up!

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