Workout Wednesday

So I stole this one from SHAPE magazine, but they stole it from Yoga practice, so I don’t feel bad.
Anyone who has practiced yoga knows how much this segment of the salutation flows sucks really works your whole body.
So take a breath, light a couple candles, and work that body.
Chaturanga
Primary muscles: Erector Spinae (back), Rectus Abdominus (six pack), Transverse Abdominus, Delts, Triceps, Pecs
Secondary muscles: Rhomboids, Rotator Cuff, Serratus Anterior, Gluteus Maximus (glutes), Quads, Rhomboids, Gastrocnemius

Start in downward down.

Brace your abs in toward your spine as you shift your weight forward and lower your hips, moving into full plank position. From here, keep your elbows in as you bend them and lower your body into a chaturanga pushup. When your chest is a few inches away from the floor, lift your head and shoulders up to the ceiling, and transition into upward dog. Push your hips back, lowering your chest back to the floor, and press your body back into downward dog. That’s one rep. Do 10. Or as many as you can until you swear. Swearing is fun.

Feeling a tad peckish when you’re done? Yogurt can be a great protein-packed post workout snack. Hop on over to The Actor’s Diet and enter to win some!

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2 thoughts on “Workout Wednesday

  1. I have such a love/hate with chaturanga – it’s one of those moves that hurts so good. I haven’t practiced any difficult yoga moves lately, but now I think I’m in the mood to 🙂

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