Spring Break is just around the corner

Quick low impact stability exercises

It's hard to believe we are just about one month away from Spring Break. That means it's time to get right, and get tight. If you're tired from running on the treadmill or your mundane New Year's exercises, here are some quick stability exercises to rejuvenate your routine.

Since these are body weight exercises you will do more reps than normal. Doing 15-20 reps of each exercise with a total of four rounds each will be a great quick workout. Most of these are stability exercises, but you will definitely feel these arms and shoulders. On the abductors side leg raise, you will do 15-20 on each leg.

Shoulder Taps: These aren't your ordinary should taps. Your body will be in a plank position, but while your feet are flat against the wall. It's different, low impact, but you will feel the burn in the arms. Be sure to try not to move your hips side to side

Abductor side leg raise: Grab a bench at the gym. Put your body in a table top position over the bench. Straighten one leg and lift slowly and back down slowly (video is sped up), 15-20 reps on each side.

Wall inch worms: Starting in a plank position, however with feet flat against the wall. Inch worm your way up the wall and then back down. You will not only feel this one in your arms, but your gluteus maximus.

One arm, one leg, alternating hip dips: I would suggest to watch the video above on this one (:42 seconds in).

Knee to elbow: Back to your non-traditional plank position. Plank position with feet against the wall and holding your body up right, tuck to elbow, same knew to same elbow, repeat 20 reps. You're going to love your arms at the end of this entire workout.

Hip bridge with alternating adductor lifts: This triple threat is a great exercise to end on. This exercise will actually help strengthen your adductors (inner thigh) as well as your abductors (outer thigh). And even better your CORE.

Be sure to check out my video above to get a peek on these exercises. All you need is a wall and a bench and you're set!

RivALZ… all for a good cause

Blondes vs. Brunettes

Video Credit: Quy Tran Photography

Each year over 120 ladies come from all over the surrounding areas of Houston to raise funds & awareness for the Alzheimer's Association and play some football. The two rival teams, Blondes and Brunettes not only compete on the field on game day, but off the field with fundraising. For 8 weeks both teams' practice, while fundraising through tons of events, sponsors, and personally via each player until the morning of the big game. By game time both teams will have raised hundreds of thousands in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. This year's goal is $380k for the RivALZ Houston chapter. And across the country over $13 million dollars are raised through RivALZ in over 40 cities throughout the country.

These ladies from all around Houston have a passion for the flag football game, with quite a few of them coming from a former college athlete background. Some players and coaches participate for the passion of helping a great cause and great organization. For others, the fight against this terrible disease is deeply personal. It may be a family member or close friend affected by Alzheimer's. But after weeks training and fundraising leading up to the big game, everyone has one common goal, and that is to end Alzheimer's.

·Game Day- Saturday, April 27th @ Noon UH/TDECU STADIUM

·$25 donation gets you in the door

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