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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I have been doing Hip Hop Abs for over a week now and I just love this video. It has energy and its fun. Today I did the 40 min total body workout and man sheesh, there were some times that I would stop for a bit. Totally worked out the legs, gluts, arms and of course the abs. I feel that I now am holding in my abs while unaware or without thought now since starting the video. Feels great. Though, with this total body workout we had to do some push ups full plank or you could bend knees. I realized at this point I cant do a push up at all.! I actually sat for a minute and almost cried. My arms are so weak. So now I guess what I have to do is exercises that build my arms. Well I will do a push up by the end of April.
If anyone out there has any suggestions please let me know.
Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day. Live well!
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  • CANDOK1260
    I couldn't do a push up on the floor at first so a friend told me to tried wall push up. It work now I can do floor push up. emoticon
    3507 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7194232
    If you have any hand weights or resistance bands there are a ton of exercises on Spark for working the arms. Soup cans also work for weights. Also, if it feels like it is too easy when you start the exercise, don't jump to a higher weight, it might just be taking a bit for your muscles to realize that it's working. With the strength level you've described, I would suggest a lighter weight with more reps to start so that your body can get used to the movements and being worked and then you can work into more weight and harder exercises gradually.

    you'll get there :)
    3514 days ago
    one day at a time
    3515 days ago
    ohhhh don't feel alone my friend....I can run for miles when I want to...but I can barely do 5 pushups now...and they are sloppy weak pushups to boot!!! but last year I couldn't do ONE!!! and it hasn't really been my focus...but I did start doing "counter Pushups" or wall pushups to start building the muscles needed...it gets hard down on the ground...and these were also hard at first...but they get easier!!!

    Good luck!!!
    3515 days ago
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