4 moves for a stronger core (1/4)

Do this routine three to six times a week for a stronger core to keep you stable through life

1. Dumbbell Woodchop

1. Dumbbell Woodchop

Routine: Supersets work best for a busy schedule. Start with the first move then immediately go on to the next with no rest in between. Rest for 45-60 seconds and repeat the combo. Do each combo for 2-3 sets.

What you will need:  A dumbbell (5 to 10 pounds) and a ball

Dumbbell Woodchop
Hold the dumbbell with both hands and straight arms. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent.

1. Slightly twist your torso toward the outer side of your right knee. Keep your chest up, arms straight and abdominals in.
2. Pull the weight up across your chest in a diagonal fashion with straight arms. Movement ends when the dumbbell reaches your left shoulder. Feel a stretch in your abdominals at this point.
3. Return to starting position by slowly lowering the weight in the same fashion. Do 10-12 repetitions each side for one set.

    1   ...   >>    

Related content:

Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy

benefits-of-pecans

Nutrition: New study links pecans to healthy nervous system

One of my favourite afternoon snacks is a couple of dried apricots and a small handful of toasted pecans (okay, and sometimes a few dark chocolate chips). Now a new study is providing more reasons to add pecans to my breakfast muffins, lunchtime salads or dinner stirfrys.Eating about a handful of pecans each day may […]

HeartyTexMexEggs

Hearty Tex-Mex Brunch Eggs

Treat your family to a new take on lunch with this zesty recipe. Just add in some frozen kernels of Canadian corn and spice it up with some jalapenos to make your family’s feast a fiesta!

JamaicanJerkChicken_18

Jamaican Jerk Paste

The first step to a stellar Jamaican jerk chicken’it’s all in the paste.