A Workout in the Woods

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Every Sunday my husband and I work out with Julie and her husband. We started off by doing the crossfit open workouts together every week...

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A Weekend Hike at Mettmenalp

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Hiking in the mountains here is probably my favorite thing about Switzerland. It really is breathtakingly beautiful. We recently went...

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The sit-up is an abdominal strength training exercise commonly performed with the aim of strengthening the hip flexors and abdominal muscles. It has overlap with crunch. It begins with lying with the back on the floor, typically with the arms across the chest or hands behind the head and the knees bent in an attempt to reduce stress on the back muscles and spine, and then elevating both the upper and lower vertebrae from the floor until everything superior to the buttocks is not touching the ground.

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Planks & Push-Ups

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The plank (also called a front hold, hover, or abdominal bridge) is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a difficult position for extended periods of time. A push-up, or in British English a press-up, is a common calisthenics exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body using the arms. Push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole.

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The Burpee

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The Burpee is a full body exercise used in strength training and as aerobic exercise. It is performed in four steps, and was originally known as a "four-count Burpee". There are many variants to increase the difficulty of this exercise (box jump burpees, double burpees, one leg burpees etc).

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