Extended Standing Leg Stretch Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
One of the biggest myths about flexibilty I keep hearing is that one has to be skinny to be flexible…well…that’s NOT true.
I wish there were more larger folk pictures doing workouts.
Try Something NEW! Buti Fitness FULL Class (47 minutes)
My new “best thing EVER”, lol. BUTI!
I’ve been secretly DYING to try a Buti class, but haven’t been able to (there are simply none here). Bizzie Gold has uploaded a few full BUTI classes online and I have to say, they’re INCREDIBLE. Right up my alley!
The class is like a fitness remix: yoga fused with dance, plyometrics, conditioning, booty shaking and set to a pretty hype soundtrack. Imagine yoga poses where you’re shaking your booty ALL THE TIME, jumping and moving fast to the beat.
It’s NOT for everyone, but if you like the class too… we would probably have a lot of fun hanging out. :)
Try - TRY - not to heart this guy too hard. :)
I had a gentleman ask me once how my message relates to men. I responded “how could it not?”. We’re half the planet, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, friends, co-workers, aunts, nieces, best friends, wives and more. Pretending like the pressure to be perfect is simply a female issue is absurd: it affects every relationship we have and our impact on the world around us.
We have AWESOME dudes who follow this blog as well, and it means a lot to have their support and energy when dealing with body issues for women (really, everyone). For health enthusiasts, it really shows we’re all on the same side, you know? Male trainers and health advocates have a major voice when it comes to promoting health and realistic goals for women.
(P.S- I know I’m terrible, but LOOK at those eyes). :)
Sandbag Elevated Hip Bridge
This is tough even without the sandbag (you can use anything as extra resistance really: no sandbag needed! Just make sure it can sit on your lap without falling). If this modification is too hard, or it hurts your wrists/shoulders, choose the modification that’s right for your level.
- Press through the heels, and tuck your hips under your pelvis to engage your glutes.
- Hands directly under your shoulders: adjust for comfort.
- No need to lift high: even a mini-lift is enough.
- If you experience discomfort, strain or pain? Stop. This move is not for everyone. Try a different modification if needed (including from the floor), and you’ll still get the burn without the ‘ugh’.
Advanced? Try this modification instead of the elevated hip bridges in the Booty Murder 2.0 circuit.