Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Forget Pilates . . .


If you really want to strengthen your core muscles, get a baby to be your personal trainer. The most suitable age range is 3-5 months. Once babies learn to roll they don't like to lie around on blankets with lazy adults. If you don't have an appropriately-aged baby on hand, follow the simple instructions below for a full body workout:

Lie on your back on a blanket.
Bicycle both legs in the air while simultaneously rotating ankles. Continue for several minutes. Every ten or so bicycles, pause (keeping both legs in the air) to flap both arms. Rock side to side--not quite rolling over--several time and repeat entire back routine.

Lie on your stomach on a blanket.
Lift all four limbs off the blanket as well as your head and flap all four limbs wildly for several minutes. Return hands and feet to floor and push upper torso into "cobra" position. Hold for several minutes. Repeat entire routine.

Happy exercising!

4 comments:

Robyn said...

No toys? No pilates? What are you guys, Minimalists?
She's a cutie! I might know just the guy for her...

Alpha Gamma said...

Well, I just typed something, but it probably didn't go because now the comment thing is back. Alpha Gamma here, just wanting to say hi from lovely North Carolina. I'm sitting here in a lovely but totally wheelchair inaccessible house!! Just had to check the blog since I've been out of touch for so long. Going home tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to hearing about all the stuff that's been going on!!! XXOO

Lauren S. said...

This made me laugh aloud in the library. Fortunately it's Sunday and there are very few people around to frown at me. It's always a pleasure to see new pics. Thanks for posting. Hope you're all doing well.

Emily said...

Thanks for making my morning:) The pictures are great, but your descriptions make them even better!!