Workout Wednesday is a weekly series on YBC where I discuss the workouts I do to complement my yoga practice.
I've been slacking a bit in the Workout Wednesday post department because things have been a little crazy for me. Aside from all the travel to Costa Rica and Miami, I came down with a bad cold (which you know if you follow along on snapchat (@yogaby_candace), and then when I arrived back into the office I hit the ground running to get the YBC Mantra Boxes in the mail (they go out today!).
Personally, my workouts have been going really well. I am super happy with my progress. Each week I feel stronger than the last, and I am seeing noticeable improvement in my strength and tone. I'm hitting PRs every week and learning new things every week which keeps me humble, haha.
Squeezed in a workout before heading to Miami tomorrow for a photoshoot for my book (!!) and for the YJ Live event in Hollywood with @yogajournalevents. Today's workout: clean & jerks followed by the following circuit 4 times thru- 10 split squats, 10 side shuffle over the box (prob a name for this?), 10 one hand kettle bell swing, dips, L sit raises, handstand push ups w a kip which I just learned today, woop, and some handstand walk work. #workout #fitfam #ybcstrength #yogabycandace #instagood #yogaeverydamnday #yoga || ps if you're on periscope I'm @Yogabycandace and will be signing on every now and then from my workouts
One of the biggest changes I've noticed in my body composition has been my abs (see above). I will do a full post on the changes I've seen soon, if you're interested, but I wanted to share a personal favorite core workout in case you were looking to strengthen the core as well. This is a simple yet effective exercise that can be done right from home if you have a stability ball and a weight.
1. Bring your upper back onto the stability ball, and lift your hips so they're in line with your chest. Then take the about hip distance. Raise your arms overhead while holding the weight. Keep a microbend in the arms. Stabilize through your core and make your whole body very strong (i.e. don't let your hips sink).
2. Slowly roll to one shoulder while maintaining the shape of the body.
3. Then, roll to the other side and repeat maybe ten times for three rounds (or more if you're feeling ambitious).
Let's talk I'd love to know what you'd like to see more of on Workout Wednesday. Also, what are your favorite core exercises?
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