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Workout With A Pillow
by Sárka-Jonae Miller
(The Best Years in Life)
Increase your core strength, add
difficulty, and improve your balance in the comfort of your home using just a
pillow. Try this three-move routine for a total-body workout. All you need is a
little space and a pillow or two, making this the perfect routine to try in your
bedroom or hotel room.
Repeat the move, this time swinging the pillow to your left hip as you complete the squat. Continue the move, alternating sides with each chop. Count one repetition when each time you chop and aim for 10 to 20.
Next, move your right leg out to the side as you drop your right arm to shoulder height pointing at the wall for 3 o’clock. Finally, sweep your right leg behind you and drop your right arm to your side, making it 6 o’clock. Repeat on the left side. Do the same number of reps on each side. Work up to 10.
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You can advance this move by folding your pillow in half or adding additional pillows. Doing so increases your range of motion and adds even more of a stability challenge, both of which make your muscles work even harder. Depending on your strength, aim for 10 to 20 reps.
This workout will likely tire you out with two to three sets. But never rely on one routine for too long. Most exercises that can be done with a Bosu Ball or similar gym device can be done with a pillow instead, so experiment with some of those moves and keep shocking your body. Just make sure you get the okay from a doctor before beginning any new routine.
About the Author
Sárka-Jonae Miller is a health and fitness expert. She began working in the fitness industry in 2000 while pursuing a BS in journalism at Syracuse University. She became certified as a personal fitness trainer and group exercise instructor in 2003. She has also received training in massage therapy. Sárka also writes fiction. She is the author of the chick lit novel, Between Boyfriends. Get more health and wellness tips on Sárka's Natural Healing Tips blog or join her on Facebook and Twitter.