|Adrienne demonstrating one of my favorite exercises, the simple squat using one of my favorite pieces of equipment, the TRX Suspension Trainer|
When my friend and fellow blogger, Adrienne and I decided to get together for brainstorming, I never realized how darn productive it would be. A few years ago, Adrienne and I taught a group fitness class together just after she had become a certified fitness trainer. While she had always been interested in fitness, she soon realized that training wasn’t her cup of tea.
|Look at this form! Elbows at a ninety degree angle at her lowest point and her shoulders are stable even when she pushes back up to fully extended arms.|
|The push-up, as performed by Adrienne, is one of the most effective upper body exercises and most convenient!|
|The leg shoot is a great exercise for strengthening the hips and outer thigh. She smiles through her pain! Just remember point the knee towards the floor then extend the leg with the toe pointing towards the seem of the ceiling.|
The result is a great trade off: she gets the resistance training, flexibility and core work she wants (sorry, it is really hard to inflict quality pain on yourself like a trainer can do!) and I am getting valuable feedback from her unique perspective.
|She can't smile the whole time! Yep, the lunge is fantastic for the butt and thighs and can be performed on the floor or on a step for versatility!|
|Adding biceps curls and this exercise goes places!|
What was my lesson today? I learned that there is always something new our bodies crave in the form of variety. Most often it takes a professional to show us what that is. It could be a new twist on a standard exercise or a more comprehensive approach to create a desired result. Our bodies are meant to be challenged and every so often, with something brand new!
|She is focused!|
|The triceps dip is another excellent arm exercise as it tones and strengthens the backs of our arms. Remember to exhale with effort! And Smile!|
So, I am looking forward to seeing her regularly for training. She trains the trainer in me by being the client that needs my services! How simple is that?!