It’s important to keep the spine safe while we practice our backbends. Backbends are really about creating extension in the spine and stretching or opening the front of the body. The lower back (lumbar spine) is very bendy so it’s easier to injure. The middle back (thoracic) is very dense and difficult to move, so many times the lower back over arches and is prone to injury. Plus, we need to stretch out the hip flexors (where the thighs connect to the torso) and that part of the body is tight from sitting….tightness in the hip flexors also leads to compression in the lower back. And, many of us are tight in the shoulders and they also need to be warmed up and educated before attempting deep back bends. This video addresses all of the areas of concern so we can move safely into backbends. As always, practice at your own pace and if you experience any pain, stop! 🙂
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A Easy But Effective Plan To Lose Belly Fat After 30, 40, 50 and Above
The best fitness plan is one that is accessible, comfortable and fun. Give yourself the best chance of sticking with your exercise program by having an enjoyable routine. Now you can create your own successful exercise program with these great ideas.
Using music in a workout routine is a great way to make it fun. Hearing your favorite songs will help you to keep your body in motion. Music just seems to make people want to move, and it is ideal to make exercise enjoyable and interesting. You may just forget that you are exercising once you get into the music and start dancing.
If you exercise with your friends, it will help you stay in shape. Conversations will help you get your mind off your workout. Exercising with a friend raises the fun factor, which means you will enjoy your workout more.
An idea to rev up your exercise routine is to use workout video games. Instead of focusing on exercise, you will be having fun. By directing your focus to the fun you are having, you will forget that you are actually working out, and you won’t get tired!
Get work out gear you feel you look good in if you decide to develop a fitness plan. There is nothing more demoralizing than wearing a pair of old, ugly sweatpants. Workout gear that fits you well and makes you happy to wear will increase your enjoyment of your exercise routines.
Switch the order of your routines or do something entirely differently to avoid becoming bored. It is important to introduce new ways to exercise into your routine to avoid from getting bored. Keeping yourself motivated is important. If you lose interest in exercise and stop, you are going to lose your momentum. That will make it hard to get started again.
Rewarding yourself is deserved if you have done a good job. When you have attained your initial fitness goals, rev up your motivation to move to the next plateau of success.
You can treat yourself when you reach a milestone in fitness. However, do not go overboard with the rewards. Fitness is a reward in itself.
Your workout should not be something you dread. Put fun into your workout routines and you will look forward to your exercise time. These tips will put the fun back into your exercise routine.