• Core,  Exercises,  SF30

    SF30 Day 24 — Core Challenge

    So far this week, we’ve featured a push-up challenge, a squat challenge, and a burpee challenge.  Today, we’re doing a 500-repetition core challenge with Maddie Lymburner from MadFit.  The last three days of challenges have worked the core as a secondary part of the exercise, but this routine targets all parts of the abdominal wall.  Some ask whether it’s okay to work your core every day.  The answer is nuanced, according to Livestrong.com: More isn’t always better. Generally speaking, … most people shouldn’t do ab workouts more than six times a week. Not only do your abs need a break, but so does the rest of your body. Without at…

  • Cool Down,  Core,  SF30,  Warm Up

    SF30 Day 1 — Abs (6 minutes, no equipment)

    Hey there readers!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Simple Fitness 30-Day Challenge.  I am so excited to get this going!  Each day, I’ll post a new online video, each free on YouTube, by a fitness expert whose videos that I’ve used and enjoyed.  Don’t worry, we’ll start small (but not necessarily easy) and work our way up to longer and harder videos.  But before we get started, a few words on warming up and cooling down.  It’s important that you do both before and after your workout.  I know time is often short, and I’ve certainly taken my share of shortcuts over the years.  But I’ve learned over time…