Wednesday’s Weekly Workout Mini-Challenge: Kitchen Lifts

3 Nov

I am 2 days in and half marathon training is going well.  Today I have sprints on the agenda and I’ll also be doing a quick 10 upper body interval workout this morning.  Should be a tough one I hope.

Did you follow along with last week’s squat challenge?  I hope so.  I had much better success with that, then during the prior week’s pull up challenge.

We’re going to move on and away from the bathroom too.  Instead of doing the mini-challenge each time I go into the bathroom, it’s going to be in the kitchen.  Since I cook a lot and mindlessly wander around in the kitchen I’ll be doing a lot of lifts I hope.

This week’s mini-challenge: kitchen lifts

I put a note on my fridge to do 10 kitchen lifts.  Anywhere I go in my kitchen I’ll see it.  I could only do the lifts when I open the fridge, but I choose to do them anytime I go into the kitchen.

Basically it’s a calf raise, but we’re calling it kitchen lifts today. 

You start standing flat on your feet.

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Contract your calf muscles and lift up onto your tippy toes.  If you want to make it even more challenging keep a weight near by and hold onto it while you do your lifts.

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I hope you join me in this week’s workout mini-challenge! 

I’m even going to try to do them at my work’s kitchen.  Every little bit helps me move more each day.

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5 Responses to “Wednesday’s Weekly Workout Mini-Challenge: Kitchen Lifts”

  1. Nicole, RD November 3, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    That is the best calf workout…and they burrrrn after awhile, I love it!

  2. Faith November 3, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    Good luck with the workout! It really makes my day to see someone as determined as you are. I didn’t know about kitchen’s lift until now. lool

  3. Joslyn @ missfitbliss November 3, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    This is such a cute demo;) I love the name! I have to be careful with calf raises though. I tend to go buck wild and overdo it. The next day walking is an issue;) When will I learn?

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