Feet hip width apart, Raise your bottom up into bridge,, lift your leg up, making sure you don’t drop your hip.
You will see I dropped slightly more on one side than the other as that’s my weaker side at the moment.
Try to place your foot down gently.
You only need to do 2 lifts each time before you come down, relax and reset.
Lie with your feet on a ball.
Put downward pressure onto the ball and push the ball away from you. Then bring back in.
Engage the core and glutes to use the hip flexors less.
Make sure ribs are down, back is in neutral and toes relaxed.
Its a slow journey to regaining full fitness after an injury. Patience is key.
Strengthening the core, glutes and hamstrings.
With thanks to @bh_beyondhealth
With even the simplest exercise it’s important for the body to be correctly aligned for the exercise to be targeting the muscles properly.
When in rehab after a knee ligaments injury and little or no exercise for weeks- it’s best to get the basic core strength muscles activated before launching back into the same advanced levels of exercise as before.
Repetitions increase daily.
The instructions are in the video voice-over together with my actions. With thanks to Tessa @bh_beyondhealth
When you have a knee injury, unable to exercise as usual, and you’re hyper-mobile, muscles quickly switch off especially the glute, core and hamstrings.
It’s starting over again with the most basic fitness exercises.
To kick start muscle memory and functionality, tie a stretchy band knotted at the ends over a door frame, and pull down.
Then weight transfer from leg to leg and lift knee. The action of pulling on the bands will help switch on and engage core and glutes.
When you fancy comforting warming carb-type food instead try a healthy version that nourishes with the warmth coming from chillies and spices rather than starchy or sugary carbs.
This is a Thai prawn Laksa with broccoli, basil leaves, pal choi, a few rice noodles, big fat juicy prawns in a thick coconut broth flavoured with chillies, and Thai spices including lemongrass, galangal, fish sauce, coriander and a pinch of palm sugar etc.
Filling, warming and healthy.
Back to the exercise studio today for a barrecore class. @misslucy_lou the bichonXwestie is missing the beach too.
I try to do some type of exercise and training at least 4 days a week together with a healthy eating regime. Pilates for core and glute strength especially and overall body alignment. Boxing for HIIT. Barre class for core glutes and toning. Abd if no time for anything else a short brisk walk.
Scrambled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach or Kale ( your choice) . All cooked in organic butter or coconut butter.
Hot water and lemon for liver cleanse to start and an Expresso coffee after.