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Voltron Workout

Thanks @sniperlance for giving me the confidence I needed to post this.

This is a workout I’ve been doing, and even though it hasn’t been long, I can feeI and notice the difference. Also, if you have any questions on any of these workouts/poses, just shoot me an ask and I’ll do a video/have a picture of me doing it/explain it for ya. Warm ups are the same as cool downs, so just repeat them when you’re done working out. (Also, I apologize for the formatting, at the moment I don’t have a computer so I’m doing this from the mobile app. I’ll try to fix it when I have one again.)

AND HEY!! DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE A BREAK AND GET A DRINK OF WATER OR SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE OF IT OKAY? YOU ARE NOT IMMORTAL!! PLEASE, IF YOU FEEL TIRED SIT DOWN AND GET BACK UP WHENEVER YOU ARE READY!!!


~Monday’s are dedicated to Keith. We all want to be able to swing a sword like him, so we gotta work on our upper body.

~Sun Salutation
~Warm Up
–Bicep Stretches
–Neck Stretches
–Shoulder Stretches
–Tricep Stretches
–Reverse Butterfly
~Workout
–20 squat chops
–10 wide grip push ups
–10 cross punch sit ups
–20 bodyweight bicep curls
–10 chest squeezes
–10 side choppers
–20 elbow strikes
–20 archers
–10 knife hand strikes
–push ups until failure
~Cool Downs


Tuesday’s are dedicated to Pidge. If you’re using your computer typing up code all the time, you gotta work those hand out so that you don’t get arthritis. We are also going to work on our abs and back because being hunched over all the time is not good for you.

~Moon Salutation
~Warm Up
–Open And Close Fingers
–Wrist Stretches
–Scorpion Pose
–Pigeon Pose
–Cobra Pose
~Workout
–50 open and close hands
–40 sitting twists
–20 clench and relax guard
–40 knee to elbow sit ups
–30 bridges
–30 finger taps
–20 windshield wipers
–10 thumb roll and taps
–10 plank arm raises
–elbow plank until failure
~Cool Down


Wednesdays are dedicated to Hunk. He’s super strong in the upper body, but as a leg of Voltron he also needs to be sturdy and stable, so his is an all around workout, working on both the upper and lower body.

~Sun Salutation
~Warm Up
–Bow Fold
–Child’s Pose
–Figure Four Stretch
–Warrior Side Lotus
–Forward Wide Bend
~Workout
–30 jump knee tucks
–10 plank leg raises
–4 raised leg push ups
–20 side jack knives
–20 lunge punches
–20 squat kicks
–10 air bike crunches
–20 Turkish get-ups
–10 plank jump-ins
–diver push ups until failure
~Cool Down


Thursday’s are dedicated to Lance. He’s also a leg of Voltron, but he had some miiiighty fine legs, and really, who wouldn’t want them? And you can’t tell me that he wouldn’t want all of us to have nice tone butts, so today is leg and glute workouts.

~Moon Salutation
~Warm Up
–Figure Four Stretch
–Butterfly
–Warrior I
–Reverse Warrior
–Camel Pose
~Workout
–40 side leg raises
–10 reverse crunches
–10 jumping lunges
–30 high knees
–20 long arm crunches
–25 sumo death squats
–20 roundhouse kicks
–15 hop heel clicks
–20 balance side lunges
–crunch kicks until failure
~Cool Down


Fridays are dedicated to Shiro. Mmmmmm boy, does he have some NICE biceps. So today we gotta be able to one up him with ours by doing some arm and upper body workouts.

~Sun Salutation
~Warm Up
–Half Lotus
–Butterfly Fold
–Bicep Stretch
–Tricep Stretch
–Cat/Cow
~Workout
–20 side lunge chops
–40 raised arm circles
–20 bridge taps
–10 plank shoulder taps
–10 raised leg push ups
–30 wood choppers
–10 sit up punches
–40 punches
–10 thigh taps
–wide grip push ups until failure
~Cool Down


Saturday is dedicated to Coran. He wouldn’t want us to push ourselves too hard, so today is yoga. Thanks Uncle Coran!!

~Moon Salutation
~Poses
–Down Dog
–Three Legged Dog
–Warrior I
–Warrior II
–Reverse Warrior
–Reverse Plank
–Bridge Pose
–Locust Pose
–Child’s Pose
–Corpse Pose


Sunday is dedicated to Allura. Not only should we work on our physical strength, but our mental as well, so today is also yoga.

~Sun Salutation
~Poses
–Half Moon
–Tree Pose
–Eagle Pose
–Wheel Pose
–Extended Triangle Pose
–Bow Pose
–Fish Pose
–Child’s Pose
–Corpse Pose


Don’t forget that some of the most important parts of being fit, is eating heathly, drinking lots of water, and knowing your limits. You won’t see results right away, keep in mind that it’s okay if you can’t do the until failure things for long. This is a hard workout and it’s meant to push you as far as you can go. Don’t overwork yourself, okay guys?

daily ab routine!

for all of you who wanted to start a daily ab routine with me, here you go!



before starting your daily exercise, make sure you are listening to your body & making any neccesary accomodations for your body. (accommodating your body is good! that does not mean you are weak by any means. i always have to accommodate my shoulder in plank positions & various exercises)

disclosure: i am not a certified health/fitness professional. listen to your body & do the best you can! make the workout your own


plank workout

1. 60 second plank (full or elbow plank okay)

2. 45 second plank

3. 40 second side plank (left)

4. 45 second plank

5. 40 second side plank (right)

6. 35 second plank

7. 30 second raised-leg plank (left)

8. 35 second plank

9. 30 second raised-leg plank (right>

if the planks are too long, don’t give up! cut it down by 10, 20, 30, (etc) seconds


basic ab routine

1. full sit ups for 40 seconds

2. russian twists for 60 seconds

3. v ups for 40 seconds

4. lying leg raise for 30 seconds

5. v ups for 40 seconds

6. lying leg raise for 30 seconds

7. russion twists for 60 seconds

8. full sit ups for 40 seconds

(if you want a challenge, add weight to russian twists + v ups)

Pike Climb

From an elbow plank position, brace abs in tight and pike hips up to ceiling as you press chest back towards feet.

Keeping abs pulled in tight, lower hips back to plank position as right knee bends to the outside of right elbow. Step right foot back to plank as hips pike back up to ceiling. Next, draw left knee to left elbow as hips lower.

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Filmed all the exercises for @aflete for phase 2 of my b-fit blueprint program and the 8-week challenge!!! Registration and pre sales should open up at some point tomorrow and will close after a week. Challenge starts the 19th - watch my IG story for more details 🤗 - Here are a few body weight moves for that coreeee. 🔥Exercise ball roll in 🔥Jackknife sit-ups (hold weight and straighten legs to make it harder) 🔥Knee to opposite elbow plank (at Denver, Colorado)

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40 Min Tabata Workout

Tabata is the ultimate fitness trifecta. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s effective. You alternate between two complementary moves for a total of eight minutes. This gives your working muscles a bit more rest time between sets, which translates into better form for all your reps during each Tabata.

Tabata One

Jumping jacks: This classic calisthenic move gets the heart rate going; add in some cross jacks for variety.

Walkouts: This full-body move takes you slowly from standing, through plank, to a deep lunge stretch, and back to standing.

One-Minute Rest: Standing leg cradle

Tabata Two

Squats with reach: Take your basic squat, lift your arms overhead, and you’ve increased the core strength needed for each rep.

Up-down planks: Move steadily and smoothly between plank and elbow plank, which works your arms and your core.

One-Minute Rest: Standing quad stretch (30 seconds each leg)

Tabata Three

Alternating backward lunges: Step backward into a lunge and alternate legs with each rep.

Mountain climbers: Holding a plank position, move your legs like you’re running in place to work your arms and abs.

One-Minute Rest: Deep hip flexor stretch (30 seconds each side)

Tabata Four

Alternating side lunges: Keep your chest high as you step wide to the side. Return to standing and repeat the lunge on the other side.

Bicycle crunches: Don’t blast through your reps of this classic ab exercise. Keep your shoulder blades off the ground and twist through your ribs to bring your elbow to your opposite knee.

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inspirations-livelaughlove  asked:

Hey! Lol I hope you don't get annoyed by me asking you a whole bunch of questions. I know you're not a doctor or a personal fitness coach but you're the closest and most reliable person I can find. So thank you for that! I know you mainly focus on lower body but what are some abs workouts you use? I am trying to make my own routine for abs. Do you have any tips and exercises that I can do to target my core and lower pouch? Thanks again!!

I really dont mind questions :)

Body weight ab exercises:
Mountain climbers
Knee tucks
Kick downs
Reverse crunch
Windshield
V-ups
Modified v-ups
Plank side taps
Single leg kick downs-
Crunch
Froggers
Alternating froggers
Suitcases
Brazillian crunch
Hold the world
Side sit ups
Sit ups
Siccors
Side v-ups
Bycicle
Star fish
Single leg/arm crunch
Russian twist
Spiderman
Plank
Roll up
Flutter kicks
Full extensions
Crazy ivans

Steps:
Elevated mountain climbers
Elevated knee tucks
Elevated knee to elbow
Plank jacks
Elevated froggers
Cross over v-ups
V-ups
Modified v-ups
Russian twist with ball slams
Side plank dips

Ankle weights:
Mountain climbers
Knee tucks
Kick downs
Reverse crunch
Windshield
V-ups
Modified v-ups
Plank side taps
Single leg kick downs-
Flutter kick
Six inches

Resistance bands:
Mountain climbers
Knee tucks
Kick downs
Reverse crunch
Windshield
V-ups
Modified v-ups
Plank side taps
Single leg kick downs-
Siccors
Single leg kick downs
Toe touchers
Boat pose
Kneeling ab crunch
Push through crunch

Swiss ball:
Knee tucks
Jack knife
Side jack knife
Single leg/arm crunch
Side crunch
Pike ups
Single leg knee tucks
Ball V pass
Kick downs
Reverse crunch
Crunch
Roll outs

Other:
Mountain climbers on the treadmill
Sit up-ball throws
Side bends with kettlebell

You can use a medicine ball or a dumbbell if you want to make your bodyweight exercises more challenging. Most of the bodyweight exercises can also be done on/with a bosu. There are exercises that I always do that don’t really have a name so those aren’t stated. But I wrote most of it down !

One of the most important things you  can do to prepare for a disaster is make sure you are in peak physical condition. I understand that, due to disability or time constraints or any number of extenuating circumstances, “peak physical condition” may look different for each person. However, this post is to help you reach that point, whatever it may be for you.


Before we go any further, I’d like to make a disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor am I a physical trainer. All of my knowledge of health and fitness comes from my process of being so weak that I couldn’t take the stairs to gaining and losing 100lbs and gaining a lot of muscle in the process. I am not the gospel here. I just want to share a few things that have worked for me, and maybe help you, too.


The other thing I would like to say is that I am not writing this as a weight-loss guide. If you are happy and comfortable at your weight, then by all means, stay that way. If your weight limits your physical fitness, such as by causing joint pain, or by causing you to be too weak to take the stairs, then you may want to consider decreasing or increasing your weight. The best way to do that is to calculate your Total Daily Energy Expenditure and add or subtract from there. Meticulous calorie counting is the most effective way to cause weight changes. Now, moving on.


So let’s assume that you’re starting from a very beginners level of fitness. The best way to build up some basic cardiac fitness is by walking. I know it seems simple, but it can really make a difference. Take as much time as you are able to each day, and go for a walk. Walking is good because it doesn’t require any kind of equipment or workout clothes. If you have something comfortable to wear and some tennis shoes, you can go for a walk. Walk for as long as you can manage. If all you can do is 15 minutes, great! Try to work up to 30. If you can do 30, awesome! Try to get up to an hour. Once you’re walking 30-60 minutes a few times a week, you can move into a more intensive workout program. I’m going to list some programs that I have used, and let you make the decision yourself.


The first option is Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. This is a great program for building a lot of strength in a short amount of time. All the videos can be found on YouTube, so you can access them in your own home. I will list the pros and cons here:


Pros:

Short - takes less than half an hour.

Does not require a lot of space - if you have room to spread your arms out and lay down, you have enough room

Requires very little equipment - some moves requires dumbbells, but dumbbells are easily replaced by things like water jugs, and you can fill a water jug to as much weight as you can handle

Progressive - every ten days you move up to the next level, so it continues to challenge you

Quick results - by the end of two weeks, you should notice a difference, and by the end of the 30 days, the difference will be very, very noticeable

Cons:

May be difficult for complete beginners - the workouts do not include breaks, and since it is a 30 day program, there are no rest days

There is limited accessibility for people with disabilities

The program is technically based on creating a “toned” body, rather than building strength. You will definitely build strength, but that’s not the goal of the program.


There is also the program that I am currently doing: the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide. I love this program, and highly recommend it. You can find the guide here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.noholita.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/KI-Bikini-Body-Training-Guide.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjyudehnbnMAhUG4iYKHbw3AJ4QFggnMAA&usg=AFQjCNGd-LzJqJxyVm1_PEhhC18g-zuaxg&sig2=NByjJMR_mikzQTpV43ekwwnd And it also comes with a nutritional plan, which I am using to help recover from an eating disorder. Keep in mind that the nutritional plan is designed for weight loss, so if maintenance or weight gain is your goal, eat larger portions. The nutritional guide can be found here:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.noholita.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/KI-H.E.L.P-Nutrition-Guide.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjyudehnbnMAhUG4iYKHbw3AJ4QFggpMAE&usg=AFQjCNHMjOv5RQO_qm12nDiSW5tnm9rI-w&sig2=NADGZ-7_wbRzdZbNQALEsA


Pros:

Includes cardio, interval training, resistance training, and stretching

Short - each workout takes about 30 minutes

Does not require a lot of space - the resistance training only takes as much room to lay down in, and the cardio sessions only require a place to walk

Quick results - you should see results within two weeks, and by the time the program is over, you will definitely notice a difference

Requires minimal equipment - dumbbells are required for some moves, but like I said, dumbbells are easily replaced. Some moves require a medicine ball, but you can just use a dumbbell instead.

Progressive - you move through a series of increasingly intense workouts to maximize efficiency

Cons

It, too, is more focused on creating a “toned” body than on building strength. Although I have definitely become stronger while doing it.

Theoretically, you have to pay for it, but I just gave you the pdfs for it.

t also doesn’t really plan for days off, though it does allow for lower-intensity days.


If neither of those options does it for you, I would like to suggest a workout plan I developed for a friend of mine who is a complete beginner to working out. It is an amalgamation of other workout plans I’ve done and I have no doubt that it could help anyone develop strength and flexibility .


Monday - Legs

Squats, 15

Burpees (plank or pushup, whatever you can do, but work up to the pushup), 10

Lunges, 15 per leg

Jump squats, 15

Repeat three times


Tuesday - Cardio/endurance

Walk or run for 30 minutes


Wednesday - Arms

Push-ups, 20

Tricep curls, 20 per arm (if you don’t have dumbbells, use anything heavy that you can get a good grip on, lean forward with your arm bent, then straighten it out backwards)

L-sit, 10-30 seconds (sit with your legs out in front of you, put your arms on the ground, and try to lift your but and legs off the ground. If you can only get your but at first, that’s okay.)

Repeat three times

Thursday - cardio/endurance

Walk/run for 30 minutes


Friday - abs

Sit-ups, 20

Ab bikes, 20 (lay flat, then do a sit up and bring the opposite leg to meet the opposite elbow)

Plank, 30 seconds

Side plank, 30 seconds

Mountain climbers, 10 each leg (do a plank, then draw one leg at a time up to your chest)

Repeat three times

Saturday - cardio, intervals

Sprint for 30 seconds, walk at a brink pace for 30 seconds. Repeat for 10-15 minutes


Sunday - stretching

Google “beginners yoga for flexibility” on YouTube and do one of the videos


If you’re willing to put in the effort to become as strong and as fast as you can be, these workouts will help you go a long way. You can have all the stockpiles in the world, but it won’t mean anything if you don’t have your health.


So tell me - what is your workout routine? How do you plan to stay fit for when disaster strikes? Have you tried any of these programs? Are you intrigued by the program I created? I love feedback from you guys, so let me know!

Plank with Up+Down Elbows

Start in an elbow plank. The form is the same as full plank, except you are going rest on your elbows. This will intensify your ab workout by taking most of the work out of your arms and putting it all in your core.

Move to full plank, pushing yourself up one arm at a time. Be sure to keep your abs tucked into your spine and your core engaged. Lower yourself  down to elbow plank again and then push up once more. Don’t always use the same arm to instigate the push – alternate arms so you can get a balanced upper body workout. Move up and down for 50 seconds, and then rest for 10. If the movement becomes too difficult, try to just hold plank pose.


I formulated a new workout routine. Still, stretching first, dance after that, and then cardio, then abs, then legs and arms, then flexibilty. I’m going to add ten to the quantity of each exercise written above though, and plus ten seconds for wall sit and elbow plank. Yay to a more systematic workout routine!

The Wonder Woman Workout

Look & feel like a Superhero with this awesome bodyweight workout.

10 sets of the following exercises:

  • Knee-to-Elbow - 40 reps
  • Squats - 20 reps
  • Mountain Climbers - 20 reps
  • Planks with Rotations - 10 reps
  • Deep Lunges - 20 reps
  • Elbow Plank - 40 seconds
  • Sit-Ups - 10 reps
  • Sitting Cross Punches - 20 reps
  • Push-Ups - 10 reps

This workout is no joke.

But…that’s why it’s perfect for Killer Workout Saturday.

Get After It!

An ab workout that’ll challenge your core!

This ab workout takes around 30-45 minutes (depending on your breaks and how quickly you perform the exercises). It will kill, kill, kill your upper abs, your lower abs, the center of your core plus your obliques. Remember to warm up beforehand. 

Start with: 30 second side plank (each side) + hold in low plank as long as you can. At least 60 seconds!

Then do the exercises beneath three to four times!

Crunch with medicine ball (I used 5 kilos/around 11 lbs) between your hands, 12 x 3
Leg raises or reserved crunches by a wall bar, 12 x 3
Criss crosses with single leg lift, 12 x 3
Knee to elbow in elevated plank, 12 x 3
Oblique crunches, 10 each side x 3

End with: 30 second side plank (each side) + hold in low plank as long as you can. Try to reach 60 seconds! 

Do-Anywhere Bodyweight Workout

Circuit One: Squat

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Reps: 15

  • Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and toes pointed slightly outward. Place your hands behind your head with elbows wide.
  • Keeping your weight in your heels, and sit back into your deep squat. Make sure your knees do not go beyond your toes.
  • Press through your heels to come to standing to engage your glutes. This completes one rep. 
  • Do 15 reps.
Circuit One: Seated Russian Twist
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Reps: 30, alternating sides

  • Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels about a foot and a half from your butt.
  • Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all.
  • Place your hands behind your head with elbows wide. 
  • Pull your navel to your spine, and twist slowly to the right. The movement is not large and comes from the ribs rotating. This completes one rep. Inhale through your center and rotate to the left.
  • Do 30 rotations, alternating sides. 
Circuit One: Elbow Plank With Leg Lift
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Reps: 20, alternating legs

  • Start in an elbow plank.
  • Keeping your torso stable, lift your right foot off the ground. Lower your right leg. This completes one rep. 
  • Switch sides and lift the left leg up for a total of 20 reps.
Ciruit Two: Curtsy Squat
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Reps: 10, each side

  • Start from standing, and step your left leg behind you and to the right so your thighs cross, bending both knees as if you are curtsying.
  • Return to standing and repeat.
  • Perform 10 reps, then switch sides.
Ciruit Two: Triceps Dip
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Reps: 15

  • With your hands shoulder width apart on the floor behind you, straighten your elbows to lift your pelvis off the ground.
  • Keeping your pelvis high, inhale, and bend your elbows straight behind you. 
  • Exhale and straighten your arms, working the triceps. This completes one rep. Complete a total of 15 reps.
Circuit Two: Squat With Sidekick
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Reps: 20, alternating sides 

  • Start in a deep squat. Place your weight into your left foot as your twist to your right kicking your right leg. Your right knees should face forward not up.
  • Lower your leg and return to your deep squat. This completes one rep. Repeat on the other side for a total of 20 kicks.
Circuit Three: Pilates Roll-Down
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Reps: 10, slow and smooth 

  • Begin seated at the front edge of your mat, with knees bent and legs parallel. Reach your arms toward the ceiling to lengthen your spine.
  • Exhale and pull abs deeply toward spine, and begin to roll down the floor one vertebra at a time; the movement should be smooth and controlled. Once your head reaches the mat, reach your arms overhead so they are parallel to the floor. 
  • Exhale and begin to roll up, peeling your spine off the mat and coming all the way to sitting. Inhale your arms up toward the ceiling. This completes one rep.
Circuit Three: Leaning Lunge
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Reps: 12, each legs

  • Start standing at the front of your mat, and take a large step backward with your right foot, bending both knees and coming into a lunge.
  • Keeping your left knee bent, lean your torso forward and straighten your right knee. You should feel your left glute engaging.
  • Press through your left heel and bring your right foot forward to meet your left, and return to standing upright. This completes one rep.
  • Do 12 reps, then switch legs.
Circuit Three: Negative Push-Up
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Reps: 10

  • Start in a plank position.
  • Slowly lower your body to the mat, then squeeze your shoulder blades together, lifting your palms away from the floor.
  • Press your palms into the floor, and straighten your elbows, pushing yourself back into the plank. This completes one rep. Do 10 reps total.

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Get Fit P2: Day 5.... Up and at 'Em Bitches!!!!

Okay peeps  I hope everyone had a great rest day, but now it’s over so let’s get at it!!! We are slowly but surely moving along and everything will always increase after a rest day! We are at 70 squats today and we’re adding in some mountain climbers (google it if you don’t know what those are…I don’t have a pic… sorry) for cardio and some bicycle crunches. Let me know how you are holding up….tag me or #JeanteFit

STAY MOTIVATED AND HYDRATED BITCHES!!! WE GOT THIS!!!

Day 5 Exercises:

30 jumping jacks

12 Standing Chop Squats (each side)

10 mountain climbers

15 sec plank hold (on elbows or hands)

12 high knees (each leg)

12 Standing Oblique Crunches (each side)

35 regular squats (stand feet facing out, chest forward, shoulder length apart squeeze butt and exhale at the top)

12 Single Leg Kicks

12 Wide Leg Cross Sit Ups

35 regular squats (stand feet facing out, shoulder length apart, chest forward, squeeze butt and exhale at the top)

12 bicycles

20 sec plank hold (on elbows or hands)

30 jumping jacks

Repeat 1 more time for a total of 2 sets altogether excluding regular squats. 

Squat Chop – Stand with feet shoulder width apart, arms overhead.  You can use a 5 or 6 pound medicine ball or dumbbell.  Squat down as you bring the ball down to the right side.  Return to starting position and squat, bringing ball down to left side. Continue to alternate right and left.

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Squat Chop

 

Standing Oblique Crunch - Stand with feet shoulder width apart and left arm overhead; right hand on right hip. Pull left elbow down to side as you lift the left knee to the elbow. Repeat on the right side.

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Single Leg Lifts – Lie on your back with both arms overhead and legs straight out in front of you. As you sit up, alternate lifting your legs one at a time.

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Wide Leg Cross Sit Up - Lie on your back as shown in the picture below.  As you sit up, reach the left hand to the right toe. Go back to starting position and sit up crossing left hand to right toe. Continue to alternate right and left.

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Bicycles – Lie on your back. Moving your legs in a bicycling motion, alternate crossing right elbow to left knee and left elbow to right knee.

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Elbow Plank – The basic plank posture is shown in the picture below.  Hold the position, keeping your core tight.  Try to keep the hips, shoulders and ankles in a straight line.

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HAPPY EXERCISING!!

So an anon asked me if I would write the nalu scene of today’s chapter, and I thought why not? B) Maybe this is just what I need to get back into the writing flow, hehe. Have at it!

I dedicate this to mslead, the bringer of pain and inspiration alike :*

Perspective sure changed a lot of things.

Lucy realized this as she found herself confronted with two sturdy ankles, her head a mere inch from the ground. She had just enough time to be grateful over Natsu’s new height before another realization set in:

Gravity also changed a lot of things.

Like her towel.

In horror, she felt it slip to reveal places that should not ever be revealed, and certainly not to her two teammates while one of them held her above the ground singehandedly, her ankle in a death grip.

Panicked, she clutched her chest, moving one hand between her legs to secure the towel from revealing everything from her legs down- no, upwards.

The blood was rushing downwards, and Lucy began to feel lightheaded. Her toes prickled.

“Put…me…down…!”

But Natsu had other plans. As she did her best to look somewhat intimidating from her rather disadvantagous position, his face split into an exited grin. Lucy wasn’t sure if she should feel relieved or offended that he was paying her halfnaked body little to no attention.

“We have work!”

“Aye, work!”

And just like that, Lucy herself suddenly could care less about dangling in the air head first. Their excitement spilled over into her at the mere possibility of going on a job with her two best friends after such a long time.

“Work??” she beamed.

Only then did she realize her mistake.

And once again, her adversary was gravity.

If she had felt panic before, when she had felt the floor slip from her feet, or when she had struggled to keep her towel in place - then what she was feeling now had no word. 

Not even her throat worked anymore in that split second as they both stood as still as staues. The whole world seemed to slow down, and not one sound was to be heard in her room.

The towel landed on the ground softly, right beneath Lucy’s excitedly outstretched hands, and slowly, very slowly, she lifted her gaze upwards, as if to reassure herself that she was indeed stark naked - as if only looking would make it real.

She blinked twice, once at her breasts, then at Natsu’s blank face - and then she screamed.

Before she knew what it was doing, her foot had struck out, finding the next best target - which turned out to be Natsu’s chin. Her second attempt at a Lucy Kick - if unintendedly - proved to be a full success. 

With a yelp, Natsu tumbled backwards. But Lucy’s small second of triumph was quickly forgotten when she realized that with his hold gone, gravity finally had its chance to strike - and perspective changed once again.

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Get Fit P2: Day 29... LAST DAY of actual exercises... SO make it count bitches!!!

Hey peeps!! I’m back, sorry about yesterday’s post. It was pretty ghetto, but I have GREAT NEWS!!! Today will be the LAST DAY for actual exercises, so give it your all! If you’ve seen my posts on your dash, and you told yourself you were going to try it one day…that’s today!! For all my regulars… We have ONE MORE workout ladies and gents before we can celebrate!! MAKE THIS COUNT!! 250 squats to finish things out!! GET MOTIVATED!! I will see you at the finish line or a hospital bed tomorrow!!

Day 29 Exercises:

100 jumping jacks

30 Standing Chop Squats (each side)

30 mountain climbers (each side)

100 regular squats (stand feet facing out, chest forward, shoulder length apart squeeze butt and exhale at the top)

1min/15 sec plank hold (on elbows or hands)

50 high knees (each leg)

75 regular squats (stand feet facing out, chest forward, shoulder length apart squeeze butt and exhale at the top)

30 Standing Oblique Crunches (each side)

30 Single Leg Kicks (each side)

30 Wide Leg Cross Sit Ups (each side)

75 regular squats (stand feet facing out, shoulder length apart, chest forward, squeeze butt and exhale at the top)

30 bicycles (each leg)

30 Plank Side Dips (each side)

70 jumping jacks

Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 sets altogether excluding regular squats

Squat Chop – Stand with feet shoulder width apart, arms overhead.  You can use a 5 or 6 pound medicine ball or dumbbell.  Squat down as you bring the ball down to the right side.  Return to starting position and squat, bringing ball down to left side. Continue to alternate right and left.

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Squat Chop

Standing Oblique Crunch - Stand with feet shoulder width apart and left arm overhead; right hand on right hip. Pull left elbow down to side as you lift the left knee to the elbow. Repeat on the right side.

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Single Leg Lifts – Lie on your back with both arms overhead and legs straight out in front of you. As you sit up, alternate lifting your legs one at a time.

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Wide Leg Cross Sit Up - Lie on your back as shown in the picture below.  As you sit up, reach the left hand to the right toe. Go back to starting position and sit up crossing left hand to right toe. Continue to alternate right and left.

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Bicycles – Lie on your back. Moving your legs in a bicycling motion, alternate crossing right elbow to left knee and left elbow to right knee.

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Elbow Plank – The basic plank posture is shown in the picture below.  Hold the position, keeping your core tight.  Try to keep the hips, shoulders and ankles in a straight line.

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Side Plank Dip – Assume the side plank position shown in Step 1 below.  Drop the hip to the floor and lift back to starting position.  Repeat on the other side.

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