Challenge Three: One Muscle

This week pay attention to one muscle every day. Pick a muscle in your body that is weaker than the rest. (For women this is often the upper body–arms and chest–or the inner thighs, but you can pick whatever your heart desires.)

Every day this week take two to five minutes and work out that area. Try to do a variety of exercises. For example, if you pick inner thighs try this:

Day One: Lie on your side with your top leg bent behind you, bottom leg straight. Lift and lower your bottom leg. Try three to five sets of 10.

Day Two: In the same position as above, lift the bottom leg and circle it forward for 10 counts and then circle it backward for 10 counts. Try to do four to six sets.

Day Three: Do squats on the wall using an exercise ball and place a pillow in between your knees. You’ll be working your quads, but the pillow will help pull the exercise toward your inner thigh more.

Day Four: Place a squeezable ball or exercise ball in between your thighs, lying on your back, feet flat on the floor, knees bent. Squeeze in and out on the ball, building up to five or six sets of 10.

For the rest of the week, repeat these exercises or come up with something new.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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