Toned Tuesday #4: Warrior III Lifts
Back in Tampa when I used to do strength training, deadlifts were one of my all-time favorite moves to do because they were SO effective for strengthening the lower body. Especially because I wanted to get a little shape in my legs and butt, deadlifts were all the rage in my own routine 🙂
Now, fast forward to moving to France where there’s absolutely ZERO gym culture or availability in my town, and I have to improvise. So, all that to say: these Warrior III Lifts are the yogic version of a deadlift. No joke.
Your mini-challenge: so 15 on each side.
Step 1: Come to standing. … well, that was easy! Your hands can be anywhere, but make sure you’re drawing in the belly to keep the core engaged and the back safe. Keep a soft bend in the grounded leg’s knee.
Step 2: Slowly lower down. Keep the grounded knee bent! Slowly drop the chest down halfway as you extend back through the floating leg. Keep the floating leg turned down so the toes face the floor. Keep the shoulders aligned with the hips. On an inhale, come back up to standing and repeat!
Over to you! How’d it go? Do you feeeeeel everything taking shape? 😉