POUND Fitness: The Next Fitness Revolution?
Stuck in a rut? Tired of the same old crap? Tried going through the motions? Maybe it’s time to try something COMPLETELY different? POUND Fitness is a cardio-crushing way to get up and get active… while having a friggin blast! Try these moves:
Have you tried POUND Fit?
Looking for an exciting way to improve your fitness while making new friends and having fun?
POUND fitness might be exactly what you need! This cardio jam session employs bodyweight exercises with drumming to improve your balance and overall health! Why not have fun while you blast calories, right?
Check out these 4 awesome POUND fitness moves today and have fun with them!
Every hour. On the hour. In a strong plank position, extend your Ripstix forward and tap, then come back to plan (light tap), then extend straight out to the side, creating a 90-degree angle or an “L” shape. Do 2-3 sets of 10 reps on each side! Ready, GO!
To set up, stand up straight and take your right leg back, keeping your hips squared forward. Bend both knees and make sure your left knee is not coming over your toe. You there? Good. Now, strike your right Ripstick in front then propel your right knee up and jump, striking at the top. Repeat 20 times then switch legs. Hit a set or 2 every hour, on the hour, and expect a “WOAH” from your tush tomorrow morning!
Stand upright with your legs straight and Ripstix on either side of your thighs. Imagine being sandwiched in between two walls: one in front of you, and one behind. Your goal is to avoid leaning forward or backward as you perform each movement.
First, “tip” to your right side and reach your right Ripstick towards your right foot. Bend your left elbow and tuck your left stick towards your hip as you do this. Use your obliques to guide you back to the center and strike Ripstix together. Repeat to the opposite side, exhaling as you return to the center each time.
POUND Double Leg Lifts:
This simple move will really “stick” it to your lower abs and obliques!
Start by grabbing both Ripstix in your right hand. Place your left hand on the ground near your hip and sit down low, hovering your feet off the ground, legs squeezed together. Cross your right hand over your lap and give the ground a smack while you lift your legs as high as you can (lift using your core, not hip flexors!). Cross back over your lap and hit the ground on the right side. That’s one rep. Do 15-20 reps on each side, 3 sets.
Bonus: If you’re feeling extra frisky, try tapping the ground twice instead of once for a little added volume. #MAKENOISE
How fun does POUND fitness look? Grab some friends, find your nearest venue, and get started crushing calories, making friends, and getting healthy… one cardio-pumping workout at a time!
POUND fitness – have fun with it!
Have you tried this unique fitness experience before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, get out there and get active!
About POUND Fitness: POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. With continual upper body motion using lightly weighted drumsticks called RipstixTM, the workout, founded by Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom, fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics, and isometric poses into a 45-minute series. www.poundfit.com
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