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Friday, August 2, 2013

bohoBodies WORKIN ON OUR FITNESS

If you read our blog, you know there are 5 chicks who make up bohoBlack.  If this is your first time reading our blog then, Hi! - there are 5 chicks that make up bohoBlack.  Each of us love working out and thought it was interesting that we all have pretty different fitness routines.  Jacy has an awesome trainer and loves going to the gym.  Grace has regular dance practices and loves to run.  Kady is pregnant and still doing her same weights and yoga, but with some modifications.  Sarah does an at-home workout and goes to yoga classes a few times a week.  Julie goes to the gym with her hubby and also does some yoga moves at home.

We thought we would share some of our favorite moves with you and perhaps you can even incorporate them into your own workout routine, whatever that might be! Feel free to email or leave comments with any questions.  We hope you learn some moves you like and we hope you giggle too - because we sure did. We are far from fitness experts, we just like to make working out fun and we always stay active!  Let us know what you think about our very first bohoBodies/bohoFitness/bohoSweatin post (we are still trying to decide on a name)! 



Most of us in bohoBlack have had babies and ab workouts are more important than ever.  We like a wide variety of exercises and we try to do high repetitions.  We aim to feel the burn and completely wear our abs out.  Also, we sprinkle them in throughout the entire workout rather than save them for the end, when we're ready to lay down and pass out.

"I don't count my situps, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that's when I start counting, cause that's when it really counts." Muhammad Ali

   
Crunch 
Targets: Upper abdominals 
Lying flat on the ground with knees bent and hands behind the head, push lower back into the ground
and lift upper back off the ground and slightly forward.
Bicycle Crunch 
Targets: Obliques
Lying down and sinking your lower back muscles in to the mat. Lift your legs up from the ground and rest your hands behind your head without pressing on your neck. Exhale and twist your left armpit toward your right knee — which you simultaneously bend and raise toward your left armpit — and hold as you inhale. Your left leg will be up off the ground and extended. Exhale and switch, twisting your right armpit towards your left knee and holding. Switch back and forth.  You can keep legs straight as shown for a more difficult variation. 
V-Ups 
Targets: Upper abdominals
Lie on your back, with your legs and arms extended. Keeping your knees and elbows locked, simultaneously raise your upper body while trying to touch your fingers to your toes.
In and Out Crunches
Targets: Stability
Lie on your back with your feet together, legs extended, and hands behind your head and elbows wide. Lift your shoulder blades and feet off the floor then bend your knees in toward your chest and lift your upper body in a standard crunch.
Flutter Kicks
Targets: Lower abdominals
Lie face up on the floor with your legs extended, toes pointed and hands tucked underneath your glutes to support your lower back. Lift both legs off the floor a few inches and alternately kick the legs up and down.

 We're trying to get bohoKady to lay off the Coppa Donuts :) 
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In fitness we trust,
bohoS



8 comments:

  1. Love it! Rock those workouts boho-fabulous ladies ;)

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  2. thanks bohobBrittany Brown!! what a great name! ;)

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  3. Great post! I love the pics and how you keep it fun. Couple of questions: how much cardio do you all do? What is your diet like? Do you follow gluten free, vegetarian or anything else????

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  4. i don't do many 100% cardio workouts, but try to not rest in between workout sets and also have incorporated jump roping in between sets. try it for 2-3 minutes straight before, during and after your workout, its no joke!!

    diet wise - jacy has a super healthy diet that is pretty vegetarian and gluten free. she is going to be posting more about it, i have such a hard time with diet! i just try to eat everything in moderation (except red wine ;) and when im full, i stop. thanks for reading and commenting!!!

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    1. Thanks for replying! You girls look great, so whatever you are doing is working. :-).

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    2. THANK YOU!! we try, we try!

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