Before starting our May workout, try a 5-10 minute dynamic warm-up that will mimic the exercises/movements you will be doing. For example, marching in place and bending/straightening your elbows is a great dynamic warm-up for biceps, triceps, hamstrings and quadriceps as well as your lower back. Overhead reaches with a side step or a side-to-side speed skate with a sweeping arm action is great for later back and shoulder exercises as well as hip abductors and adductors.
In addition, after finishing your workout, do some light stretching for a 5-minute cool down (to improve recovery and flexibility).
Workout of the month:
May is Correct Posture Month and here is an upper body workout that can help to improve your posture. *Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions!
Seated Row: 4×8 reps each arm
Reverse Fly: 4×10 reps
Face Pulls: 3×12 reps
Straight Arm Pull Downs: 3×12 reps
Side Planks: 3×30 seconds each side
Mike is a personal trainer at Alpin Haus Fitness who is passionate about helping others reach their fitness goals. During his free time, he likes to stay active outside, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
Education & Certifications
• Masters in Fitness & Wellness Leadership
• CPR and AED Certified
• Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)