October 23, 2013 by Katie
Sometimes you just have to get a workout in. You don’t need to go all hardcore and set records, you just need to get some movement in for your body’s sake.
I don’t know about you, but at my house it’s movie night, every night. Rather than miss out on a cool movie by going to the gym (my garage), I often bury my workouts in while watching TV, cooking dinner, playing with Bee, Facebooking, and the list goes on. Here’s what I did last night:
Yep, 100 Reverse Lunges with a dumbbell overhead. It looks like this:
This movement will require some coordination and balance, so play with it and don’t be afraid to go lighter than usual to master the technique. Here are a few things to keep in mind while performing the single arm overhead reverse lunge:
*Step far enough back, so your front knee is behind your toe.
*Your shoulder should be close to your ear, so think about driving the dumbbell up towards the ceiling.
*For balance, put your opposite arm out to the side (shown in my picture) and take wider steps back.
*If you still feel wobbly, perform forward walking lunges instead of the stationary reverse lunges.
*If you have tight shoulders, this movement will be difficult. Roll out your lats and mobilize your shoulders before attempting this movement. If a 2-5 minute roll session on your lats doesn’t help, then keep the dumbbell on your shoulder, in the front rack position.
*Brace your abs the entire time.
Good luck with this workout! And fill me in on some good movies and shows!