Hardcore Holidays! Day 11 Stocking Stuffer: 150 Squats (your choice).
Almost finished! 3 challenges left, and we’re done!
Congrats to all of you who have been keeping up with each challenge and sending me your progress. I know it’s hard, and we’re all sore, but we should be very proud. :)
Today is a squat challenge: any and all squats count (mix them up & choose toughers modification that you’re used to). I’ve added some of my favorite modifications below.
See 4 Quick Ways To Fix Your Squat for tips on form.
Prisoner Squat Jacks
Hardcore Holiday Challenge! Day 8 Stocking Stuffer: 50 Elevated Hip Bridges
Hip bridges are a fab exercise, a great way to strengthen your hamstrings and glutes. Placing your feet on an elevated surface makes this simple move VERY challenging. Make sure to engage the glutes, core and listen to your body: this may be too tough for some of you, but it’s perfectly fine to do them from the floor. You can also use a swiss ball, a roller, or any other piece of equipment that suits your fancy.:)
Because people of all levels are doing this challenge, I’ve added a ton of modifications for you to choose from. Pick the HARDEST modification you can handle, and do as many as you can.
Basic Bridges From The Floor
Many of you won’t be ready for elevated bridges, and that’s okay! Try them from the floor instead, with both feet or on one leg (25 per side). See photos below.
Tips: curl your tailbone under and contract through the core to really engage your glutes. Don’t worry about lifting up high: just work on really feeling the contraction. Shoulder blades stay on the floor & back is flat: don’t arch.
Elevated Bridge Modifications