Happy #MOTIVATIONMONDAY loves!
Today we're talking fitness! We all know how important regular physical exercise is to our mind, body, and overall health. We've come up with a list of 5 exercises that we're willing to bet YOU aren't incorporating into your workouts, and you should for optimal results.
1. Dead Lifts (Back days): While cardio, legs, and biceps are great workouts to keep in your regimen, we suggest adding 1 back day per week. Your back is going to be similar to your core, the better strengthened and conditioned it is, the stronger you will be. Fun fact: Adding in regular back exercises to your workout regimen will actually help to RELIEVE constant back pain by strengthening the muscles that ache.
2. Bench Press: YES, this IS important ladies and gents! Chest workouts are not just for men! Ladies, if you leave these essential muscles untrained you are actually setting yourself up poorly for the other muscle groups you are training! This could lead to muscle strains, unbalanced/disproportioned muscle tone, and most certainly weaker muscles than if had you trained them. Fun fact: Training your chest muscles will actually HELP you train your other upper body muscles (biceps, triceps, etc).
3. Squats: Here's why they're important: We all want strong glutes! Want that nicely shaped, toned, and shapely back-side? Squats will help you get there! Don't skip out on these because they're difficult, CHALLENGE yourself to complete these at least 1x per week to help achieve your best back-side yet.
4. Push ups: UGH. Dreaded push-ups. But YES they are important, and YES they are valuable. Not only do they help to tone and strengthen your arms and chest, but they also help increase core strength (Hello, six-pack!) Add 3 sets of 10 into your routine at least 1x per week
5. Stretching: OK-so this isn't an official "exercise" move, but it IS incredibly important to your workout routine. After a great workout, stretching your muscle groups out will help promote recovery and flexibility. It is also a great way to warm-up before a workout session. Try adding 5 minutes in at the end of your workout this week and see what a difference you feel.
xo, Oh My Glow Team