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Weekly Workout: Power Moves for Energy

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You may have noticed a few changes on the blog. I’ve been busy updating a few things and switching around the look. No worries, it’s all still the same House of Healthy you’ve come to love 😉 Only now, it’s a little easier to access the posts AND you have the great opportunity to take part in some of my fantastic new programs heading your way. When you first come to the site, you’ll now be directed to that page and can click on the link to read the daily posts.  More on those programs later.

Now onto the workout. While in my hotel room, working on my computer, I needed a little energy burst. And I thought there are probably many other people who could use a little burst of energy in their day as well. So even if you’ve already “worked out”, you can use this to recharge and take a pause from our day. And if you haven’t worked out, give this a try for a dynamic workout.

You will need shoes for this one. This was actually part of my inspiration. I picked up some new kicks on sale and had to give them a try 😉

Power Energy Moves

Plie Squat: stand with your hand on your hips and your toes turned out to the sides. Bend your knees towards your ankles and toes. Push through your heels to come back up. Repeat this 10 times. Keep your belly button drawing in towards your spine and your lower back lengthened.

Plie Squat


Plie Jump: Squat down and push through your toes to jump up. Land softly back in your plie squat. Repeat 10 times.

Squat Jump

Heel Touch: From your Plie Squat, jump up and bring your heels together. Land back, softly, in your plie squat. Repeat 10 times.

Heel Touch

Plie Heel Lift: Come back to a pile squat and reach your arms out to the sides. Let your palms face forward. Lift your right heel. Lower it back down. Repeat 10 times. On the last time, keep it lifted.

Heel lift

Plie to Lunge: With your heel lifted, pivot on your right toes and reach your right arm across to the left. You’ll come into a lunge. Slowly open back out. Pickup the speed and repeat 10 times, ending in a lunge.

Lunge

Pyramid to Lunge Curl: From your lunge, reach your arms up over head and straighten both legs. On an exhale. bend both knees and pull your arms into your sides with the elbows bent. Repeat 10 times.

Pyramid

Low lunge/Jump Switch: Come down into a low lunge, with your hands on the ground around your front foot. Wiggle your back leg so that it is nice and long and you are low to the ground. Push off your feet, draw up through your inner thigh and belly, and jump switch your feet. Land softly and pause. Switch again. Repeat 10 times until you land back in your starting position. Low LungeJumpJump Switch

Side to Side Lunge: From you low lunge, slowly pivot to the front, keeping your left knee bent and your right leg long. Your hips will sink and your toes will pivot slightly more to the front. Shift side to side for 10 counts. Front lungeSide to side

Wide Fold and Hip Dips: From your side lunge, straighten both legs and fold forward in a wide legged fold. Keep your fingertips on the ground and find a flat back. Bend your knees to drop your hips down. Straighten your legs to lift back up. Repeat 10 times, ending with the knees bent. Wide FoldHip Drop

Squat and Reach: From your low squat, press through your feet, power through your glutes, and reach towards the ceiling as you straighten your legs. Bend the knees and sink the hips back down low into your squat. Repeat 10 times ending in a reach up.

Reach up

After your last repetition, come back to your plie squats up and down and repeat the entire sequence on the opposite side. You’ll feel energized, pumped up, and full of beautiful Power!

Peace and Love,

Jessi

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Author: thehouseofhealthy

Hi! I'm Jessi Andricks, the founder of The House of Healthy. My passion is helping people regain their health and energy through whole, plant-based food; mind-body fitness; and holistic lifestyle habits. I offer one-on one, group, and online health coaching services. Check out my recipes and workouts and sign up for the weekly newsletter, where I feature even more healthy living tips and programs. My goal is to help you to live the happy, healthy life you deserve!

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