Get Fit__ Do This Workout When You’re Too Sore To Do Anything Else
It’s good to be a little bit sore the day after a tough workout. But if you wake up the next day and you can barely walk, you probably overdid it. If this is happening to you all the time, chill out girl! But since it does happen to the best of us every once in a while, we’ve got the perfect workout to help you recover.
Holly Perkins, certified strength and conditioning specialist and author of Lift To Get Lean created this awesome workout. Since the best way to recover is with light activity, doing this workout will help you a lot more than sitting around all day in an attempt to recover. Plus that's usually pretty borrring. It includes stretching and a little bit of cardio to pump oxygen into your sore muscles.
Start your workout off with 10 minutes on a stationary bike, then move through these five exercises as quickly as you can. Ready, set, go.
1. Port De Bras
Start standing up straight with your feet under your hips and arms reaching toward the ceiling. Tighten your core and bend at the hips as far as you can while still keeping your back flat, then squeeze your butt as you return to a standing position. Reach over your head and backwards to create a slight backbend, then come back to your starting position and release your hands to your sides. Do this five times.
2. Low Lunge Into High Lunge With Twist
Start standing with your feet together, then take a large step back with your left leg and lower your hips toward the floor while bending your right knee. Touch the floor on the outside of your right foot and hold for a few breaths. Then, come up into a high lunge by pressing your right heel and twist your arms so that your right arm reaches back toward your left foot and your left arm reaches forward. Hold for a few breaths, then reverse the movement and go back to your starting position. Switch legs and do the same move, then repeat five times on each leg.
3. Hindu Pushup
Start this move in pushup position, then press into the floor with your arms while lifting your hips up. Hold for a few breaths, then lower your hips until you’re back in pushup position. Continue to lower your hips toward the floor, sweep your chest forward and upward and hold for a few breaths. Push back into pushup position and repeat fives times.
4. Mermaid With Ball
Start in a sitting position with a medicine ball on your left side. Your legs should be bent with your left foot touching the top of your right thigh and your right leg bent behind you. Reach your arms out to the side, then reach your right arm over your head while rolling the medicine ball away from you. Return to the starting position and repeat five times.
5. Roll Back And Up
Start in a sitting position with your legs extended in front of you and hold a medicine ball out in front of you with your arms extended. Tighten your core and slowly roll backwards to the floor while your arms stay in front of your chest. Then, tuck your chin toward your chest and use your core to pull yourself back up. Do this five times.
Via: Women's Health Mag