New April Workout Additions!
As is Team Afterburn tradition, we constantly striving to keep the routines fun and fresh by adding new exercises each month! Some of them will be altogether new to our members, while a few will be twists on some of our old favorites! Let’s take a look at the newest additions for April:
1.) Plank with Alternating Reach
➢ Getting our body into a traditional plank position, we will ask even more of our core muscles by alternating one arm at a time and extending (reaching) forward. The shifting of our core muscles from left to right will require us to place a larger emphasis on tightening those core muscles! The stronger the core gets, the easier all of the workouts become and the more we can begin to challenge ourselves to the next level!
2.) Single-arm kettlebell squat to front raise/ side raise
➢ Our Afterburners are always challenging us to challenge them! The kettlebell squat to front raise was good, but now it’s time to kick it up a notch. This month we will be adding in a side raise to the squat/front raise exercise we’ve become familiar with. In this exercise, we will alternate between raising the kettlebell to the front and to the side, always with a squat in between. Remember to keep that arm nice and straight so that we can keep the focus on the shoulder muscles. When we can add variations such as the angle or direction of the movement, we really start to target the entirety of the muscle group and get the most out of the routine!
3.) Rubber Band Fly Hold
➢ Traditionally, when we have done chest fly’s with the rubber bands, we have performed the motion and then immediately retracted the muscle back to a relaxed position. This month we focus more on plyometrics by holding the fly with our muscle contracted! So, when we bring that rubber band to the front of our chest, rather than retracting back, we will hold it in place and continue to contract the muscle! This is a very difficult exercise that will work your chest like never before!