Every week, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares some exercises we can do to enhance our running and fitness. In our next three-part video series, Carrie with share some exercises that focus on strengthening our backs.
In today's video, Part 1, we’ll introduce the back extension. The back extension works our glutes, our lower back, and our hamstrings, all muscles that work together to provide back strength. Check back over the next two weeks, when we'll share more exercises and stretches to strengthen our backs.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares a few exercise tips focusing on upper body strength and form. Listen in as she talks about bicep curls, shoulder press, tricep press and rows.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares three exercises we can do to help strengthen our knees and prevent knee pain.
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces circle lunges — lunges to the front, side and back. This is a great exercise to work all the different muscles on your legs: quads, adductors and abductors, hamstrings and glutes. Watch the video and then complete three sets of five reps on each side. Ask your coach for a replacement exercise if you have knee issues.
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces a great exercise to tone our triceps (back of the arms): tricep dips. In this video, Carrie offers three different varieties of dips to try. If you are a beginner, start on the floor. If you are familiar with tricep dips, either elevating your body off the floor or using a chair are perfect variations. Dips can be hard on the shoulders, so if you have any shoulder issues, do not attempt these. Otherwise, make sure to push your shoulders back and have your arms directly behind you with the tops of your hands right under your butt.