LITHE GOAL OF THE WEEK! 20 Aug 2012
We all know the importance of having goals in life. Our fitness goals usually center around how many times a week we'd like to get to the studio. But what about once you're already there? It's equally important to have small goals you're striving for during class. This will help you to get the most out of your workout instead of just getting through it.
This week, I want to challenge you to do at least 10 push ups in the full plank position. A large majority of Lithe classes have a push up sequence, and when I look around the room most of you go directly to your knees. If you've been Lithing for a little while, have good flexion in your elbows and can remain in the tuck position, it's time to try and pop it up! Remember, though, don't sacrifice your form as you push up to the next level.
- your hands should be directly under your shoulders
- your weight should be pushed back into your heels
- your hips should remain tucked
Already doing 10 push ups in full plank? Then go straight through to the next ten! Already doing them all in plank? Then really concentrate on your form and challenge yourself by going a little lower and starting your exhale slightly before you push up.
Image of Lithe Instructor, Krista DeNofa via Dom