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B.March Madness FANATICS

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March is nothing short of complete madness with of course KY basketball, but it also begins the pressure of spring break bikinis and derby dress bootcamp! Here is a recap of our Bikini Bootcamp & March Madness @byoulou!

We always prepare for the warming months with a Bootcamp to B.Bikini ready! 

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Our B.Barre Beautees worked hard for 6 weeks and their results were phenomenal and their mentality of fitness changed! Loving your workout makes for a healthier & happier YOU!

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b.you b.silque fitness silque aerial fitness barreamped barre louisville kentucky lululemon karma wear glyder apparel  splits59 fitness fashion At the of the 6 week Bootcamp, they remained more motivated than week 1 !!! It didn’t hurt we kicked off a #byoulouchallenge of Red Vs Blue as March Madness became intense in the Bluegrass! Check out these challengers who brought a Red Victory to byoulou!

 

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b.you b.silque fitness silque aerial fitness barreamped barre louisville kentucky lululemon karma wear glyder apparel  splits59 fitness fashion

b.you b.silque fitness silque aerial fitness barreamped barre louisville kentucky lululemon karma wear glyder apparel  splits59 fitness fashion

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Nothing Zen about this challenge as the Red and Blue Beautees showed their spirit all week long! 

b.you b.silque fitness silque aerial fitness barreamped barre louisville kentucky lululemon karma wear glyder apparel  splits59 fitness fashion But as hard as Blue tried, the Red Cards brought home the #byoulouchallenge victory! The game in Indy, proved otherwise! As some of us cheered & celebrated and some of us mourned the Cards loss, we all come together to cheer on Kentucky as we support our Bluegrass #marchmadnessobsession !

It’s almost game time!

Lets Go CATS!

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Form Friday — FAB Obliques

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Ummm…..Yes, please!!!!!

obliques-picYou too can have these FAB obliques practicing proper form in T-Stand Plank!

T-Stand Plank is an amazing exercise that tones your entire core, particularly your obliques.  But as always, proper form is the key to targeting the appropriate muscles and keeping your body safe from injury.   Starting from a full plank, drop your heels to your left and reach your right arm up to the sky.  Your shoulder should be stacked right over your wrist, but continue to push away from the mat, distributing the weight out through your fingertips to keep the pressure out of your wrist.  With your other arm, keep reaching for the sky; this will keep you from allowing your shoulders to collapse.  Hips should be lifted as you contract the lower oblique muscles.   Check it out…

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Now it’s time to move!  Sometimes we’ll tap your hips up, scoop your upper arm under your waistline or reach your upper arm over head, all to focus and contract the lower oblique muscles.  But modify when you need to!!!!  You can always drop your lower knee to the mat to make this a slightly less advanced exercise.  Keep you hips lifted and you will still get a tremendous burn!  The other way you can modify is to drop down to your forearm to lose the pressure in your wrist or to adjust the pressure in the shoulder.  

Well that’s it for today.  Happy Friday and Happy T-Standing!  

 

 

FORM FRIDAY — KILLER CORE WORK!!!!!

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DO YOU WANT KILLER ABS?????  

WELL, THEN LET’S TALK ABOUT B.SILQUE LIFTED’S KILLER CORE WORK…A.K.A. PLANK ON STEROIDS!!!  

Pictures say a thousand words, so let’s just take a look first….

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Lifted plank is more advanced than a classic plank on the mat.  It takes more core strength to hold your hips up and tighten your abdominals and it also uses a lot more upper body strength because your legs are elevated.  The movements as you see above involve a larger range of motion than movements within a classic plank, so they also require significantly more core and upper body strength.

SO….if you cannot hold your hips up and your back and hips are sagging, you need to be doing plank on the mat!!!!  Plank on the mat is still an amazing core workout so don’t be discouraged; it takes practice, practice and more practice!  Our biggest concern is protecting our bodies, not straining our backs and being kind to our joints!  Which leads us right into FORM…

 

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Here’s the B.Silque Lifted Plank into a Pike.   Feet cradle in the silque, palms go directly under your shoulders.  You want to alleviate the pressure on your wrists by distributing the weight out through all your fingertips.  Hips are slightly higher than your waistline to ensure there is no sagging and pressure on your lower back.  As we said before, if at any point during the exercises you cannot hold your hips up, then remove your feet from the silque and simply plank on the mat!  

To add the pike, you just tighten your core to lift your hips up over your shoulders, pulling your extended legs into a pike position and taking your gaze to the back of the room.  From there, you want to slowly lower yourself back into a perfect plank and repeat the sequence.  Then you’ll need a quick break on the mat before heading into your next plank exercise!!  

Have fun taking these tips to practice, but  be careful and be kind to your body!!!!  Happy Friday!!!