Coach Brooke Taylor (who's leading a fit-cation to the Hamptons this June with Ketanga!) has a great set of exercises that will target your whole body.
Try these two moves on their own first and then test your skills with Brooke's 2 minute #WorkoutWednesday challenge!
SQUAT TO PUSH UP: Start standing with your legs hip distance apart. Inhale send your hips back into a nice deep squat position. Exhale jump your legs out into a nice long dart position keeping your core engaged. Inhale and lower your body down (about fist distance) from the floor. Exhale extend your arms and jump the legs back into the deep squat position. Stay in your squat and repeat the sequence for 15 reps.
This is a great full body movement targeting your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip extensors, core, pecs, anterior deltoid and deep stabilizers of the spine.
FULL BICYCLES: When performed correctly, bicycles target the obliques and rectus abdominis leaving you with a nice burn throughout your workout. It is so important to have a strong core and abdominal connection when performing any exercise as it is the foundation of all movement basis. Bicycles are a great to build muscular strength and endurance for your core.
Start lying on your back with your hands clasped behind your head and slightly shift your pelvis to connect your obliques. Bring one leg up at a time in a nice tabletop position while drawing your navel into your spine. As you exhale rotate the spine to one side bringing the opposite knee into a 90 degree angle. Inhale repeat and rotate to the other side. The focus should be to keep you lower back connected to the mat while drawing your elbow towards the opposite knee. Try to bring your elbow to your knee not your knee to your elbow.
Now combine both of these moves for Brooke's 2 minute challenge:
30 seconds: Squat to Push up
30 seconds: Bicycles
*The squat to push ups are a great cardio/muscular endurance workout and the bicycles are a great way for active rest!
Want more from Brooke? Check out her fit-cation page here for details on her trip to the Hamptons this June!