Saturday, July 6, 2013

Power Yoga Sun Salutation: Yoga Fitness Fusion

Hi Everyone!

This workout was short, but I definitely maxed out my endurance during it! One round of my Power Yoga Sun Salutations and my arms were quivering so much I didn't think I was going to be able to make it through the chatarunga push ups! 

This yoga flow combines Sun Salutations with traditional fitness movements (lunges, rows, romanian deadlifts). I used two twenty pound dumbbells, but you can select any weight you would like, or complete the exercises with body weight only. For traditional sun salutations check out this link:

After completing this workout Jesse did his ab challenge and we headed out for a run. We ran 5.28 miles at a comfortable talking pace. 

Enjoy the workout!

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  1. Wow, interestingly great, thanks Melissa! Are you going to put written breakdown for this workout?
    I've noticed that this workout concentrates mainly on the upper body especially it is a bit hard on arms/shoulders. Can i switch the progression of this w/o to give a bit of rest to my arms/shoulders? For instance -alternate the lunges with pushups and then the lunge for other leg, then go to sunsolutation? Or this will be not good?
    Thank you, Irina.

  2. Hi Melissa, I have a question for you about core training. I am a middle distance runner with an intense training schedule, i run 6 days a week (tempo,intervals,sprints and hills and 20-30 min. jog everyday) and lift 2-3 days a week. My weight routines include compound movements ( squats, deadlifts, lunges, chin-ups, etc...). I never do specific ab training because I am too tired after my sessions and I always thought that compound lifts help my core to get stronger. I also am afraid of being too sore if I include specific ab workouts. Do you think that my compound lifts are enough for me in order to get a stronger core?\

  3. Ok so obviously, you probably get told on a regular basis how awesome you are, but really, you are! :) It is just the most awesome and empowering thing to see a girl workout everyday from her home with her own bodyweight and look the way you do. You are an amazing inspiration to so many! Thank you for taking the time to video your workouts and offer them freely to those of us who are interested in taking charge of our health! You are a blessing! :)