HERE ARE THE EXERCISES IN ORDER
1. Alt. Toe Touches
2. Oblique Twists
3. Alt. Elbows to Knees
4. Switch Kicks
5. Oblique Rockers
6. High Knees with Elbows
Adding this to my morning workout.
wait, what? how?! exercise increases blood circulation, allowing for nutrients to be delivered all over the body (skin included). it also carries away waste products, thereby improving your complexion. yet another benefit of exercise! :)
tips? obviously, use sunscreen if you’re outside. and after working out, take a shower to prevent your pores from clogging up.
extra info? a lot of people wonder which is better after a workout— a cold shower or a warm one? well, it’s really up to you!
- cold showers/ice baths are commonly used by athletes to help reduce inflammation (swelling up) and prevent post-workout soreness. but… this isn’t advised for those who have high blood pressure or a heart condition, as the cold-induced constriction of blood vessels can raise your blood pressure and cause some problems.
- warm showers are said to help the muscles to relax. but… if it gets too hot, the water can dry your skin out and deplete the skin’s natural oils.
- A LOT of people alternate between cold and hold water in what is referred to as a contrast shower (example: alternating between 30 seconds of cold and 30 seconds of hot). this really does help improve recovery and reduce soreness.
I stopped running for a week and my face broke out like crazy. It’s really true!
See your lower abs faster with this workout.
Target Muscles: rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, obliques
Set up: Lie on your back on a mat with your arms extended by your sides or tuck your hands beneath your lower back [A].
Action: Lift your feet off the floor and slowly open your legs [B], then cross your right ankle over the left; open and cross in the other direction for one rep. Do three sets of 20 reps on both sides or until failure.
Doing this later.