The Pretty Workout Has A Spring In Its Step

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The Pretty Workout

 Spring Issue

 By Mary Lou Preston

The Pretty Workout Has A Spring In Its Step

          Let’s spring into action this spring! It’s now officially springtime! Perennials are popping up out of the ground.  Blooms are getting ready to burst open with explosive, vivid colors.  And, so are we!  As the weather warms up we are also ready to pop on outside and burst with enjoyment in the colorful and warm springtime weather. Let’s walk confidently with a spring in our step, and here is how to do just that this spring.


The cardio, plyometric, resistance exercise to put a spring in your step is the power squat jump.  For this exercise one hand weight for resistance is needed and a step, if available.  Stand in a straddle position over the step.  Hold weight in hands for resistance with arms bent.  Begin by bending legs and  proceed to a squat position with hips in alignment with knees or as close to a 90 degree alignment as you can for your pretty workout.  Perform safety check by keeping knees in alignment with ankles, not over toes!  Once in proper squat position with body weight on heels, touch hand weight down to top of step. This action deepens the squat.  Next, spring into action by jumping from straddle squat position to on top of the step and while holding weight in hands land softly with both feet together.  In summary:  1) squat, 2) touch weight down to further deepen the squat, and 3) spring or jump to top of step. Repeat for your pretty workout level!  Voila! The Pretty Workout has added a spring in your step this spring!       


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The “pretty must be” fit tip is to smile, laugh and have fun in your day and your pretty workout. No matter what challenges or hiccups the day throws at you, remember perserverance and to spring back  because gray skies clear up and the sun will shine again.  Smile.


 “The Pretty Workout” Quote (s)


“I do squats until I fall over and pass out.”  -Arnold Schwarzenegger


“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” – Robert H. Schuller



Happy Spring!


From my heart for your heart,

Green Garden Flower Fit Girl


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