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A Mod Squad Mini – Hips don’t lie

A Mod Squad Mini – Hips don’t lie

It’s all about the hips!!

We all tell ourselves the story that we are too busy to stretch, but here are two super quick and super easy stretches anyone can make time for.  Do you sit too much, feeling the workouts this week?  These are great stretches to do in between meetings, while you are handling phone calls or emails, or just need a mid day pick me up. So get stretching!

 

Looking for something in particular here on The Mod Squad?  Email me your suggestions at themodsquadsf@gmail.com.

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A
Deadlifts
5-5-4-3-1-1
Part B
AMRAP 7
50 Double Unders
15 Deadlifts
Part C
Tabata Hip Thrusts

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The Mod Squad – Up Dog/Down Dog

The Mod Squad – Up Dog/Down Dog

These moves aren’t just for yoga!

 

Up Dog and Down Dog are great moves to incorporate into your everyday stretching routine.

 

Up Dog can be especially useful to open up the low back, something we all need after sitting for too long.  A couple of good points to remember:

1. Open up your chest and keep your shoulders away from your ears (this will help you get the most from the stretch).

2. Want to get a little deeper into the low back, try looking back over your shoulder.  Don’t rush the movement and challenge yourself to look back at your heel.

 

Down Dog is generally […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Wrists

Mod Squad Mini – Wrists

Get your wrist’s ready for Front Squats!

Enjoy these quick stretches to give your wrist’s and forearms some love.  These are great for everyone working long hours on a computer.

 

 

It has been so much fun to see people challenging themselves with the Buns and Guns challenge.  I really like seeing new faces in our yoga classes!

There are still 2 Sunday yoga classes left, so sign up now to reserve your spot.  Your body and mind will thank you!!

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
Front Squats
5-5-5-5-5
Part B
600M medball run
30 double KB Front Squat
30 burpees

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A Mod Squad Extra!

A Mod Squad Extra!

A gentle yoga practice to start your day!

 

Sunday yoga is taking a week off for the Easter holiday but that doesn’t mean you have to! I have put together a 10 minute flow that is guaranteed to get any day off on a zen foot.

 

There are only 2 more Sunday yoga’s left this spring, so sign up now to take advantage of them.  This is perfect for all you Buns and Guns participants, you have a chance to get an extra class in and bonus enjoy some great stretching as well.

Join me next Sunday 9:30 a.m. at 2.0!

 

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The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

Strengthen those shoulders with some Vinyasas!

Part 2 of our series, focuses on taking us from plank and putting us in a proper position to move through Up Dog and Down Dog (which will be part 3 so stay tuned).

A few points to remember:

1. Blocks can be your friends. Don’t be afraid to use these great tools to help.

2. No shame is coming down to your knees while you build that shoulder strength.  Just don’t forget to practice the move from your toes as well so you can see how you are progressing.

And 3.  Practice, practice, practice.  You won’t get better at anything if […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Stretch break you can do in a minute or less!

 

Alright CPM, let me see your best Tree pose! Where’s the most unusual place you got caught in Tree pose? Post those pictures to the Facebook pages and share the fun!

 

Looking for a fun date night activity? Interested in Yoga and Wine and want a fun way to combine the two. Then, join me on Friday, March 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plums Cooking for a great Wine Down Yoga.  Start the evening with a wonderful, relaxing yoga flow and then stick around to choose from some great wine, check out the […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Plank

The Mod Squad – Plank

The Mod Squad – Get Your Plank in Top Form

Welcome to another edition of The Mod Squad! Today we are discussing a move we use all the time in yoga and in our regular workouts and that is a plank hold.

There are 3 main points we want to focus on to get the most out our plank hold.

Keep our shoulders over our wrist and keep our neck neutral.
Pull the belly button back toward your spine and keep your core engaged. Squeeze your legs together and ankles together engaging all those muscles.
Think about drawing a straight line from the top of your head […] Read more