Week 1: Do a Perfect Pike-Up
I would like to invite you to a fitness challenge that can benefit you in many ways. This challenge will provide you with:
- An action plan to gain physical and mental strength
- Core stability and stamina
- An overall toned body
It will also entertain your mind and body to try something new or improve upon a skill you may have already mastered.
Each week, I will provide you with a variety of pike up movements that progress in fitness level. The first week we will cover proper form and ways to advance at a beginner level. Week two will progress to intermediate exercises. Week three will explore advanced movements.
This challenge is a fun and new way to develop inner core strength within a set period of time. You can always progress when you are ready. If what I provide isn’t enough and you need more of a challenge, you can alter the workload by changing the reps, sets, and number of exercises performed during your workout session!
So Let’s Get To It!!
This is the first week of the pike-up challenge. The exercises listed will prepare your body to gain functional core strength as well as learn proper form to advance to more challenging exercises in the weeks to come. Starting at this initial stage will help your body advance at a comfortable pace. Don’t be mislead though, pikes are a challenging exercise at any level!
Pike-Up Challenge Workout
Week 1-Beginner Level Challenge
Med- High Incline
(Incorporating forearm & hand planks will help develop core strength, stability, & balance.)
*Please view the accompanying video for instruction.
Having the willingness to try is the best thing you can do for you! So give it a go… and see what your mind and body can accomplish during the first week of the challenge. Stayed tuned in for Week 2’s challenges!
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Krissie5 Aug 2015
Great video and great exercises. I was actually looking for something to replace a similar exercise with the pilates chair. Hopefuuly one day I will be as strong as you Maria!