Category Archives: Workout
Having your hair falling in your face while at the gym is terrible! Here are 18 easy hairstyles that keep your hair far from in your face.
- The bang braid is your solution to keep annoying mid-level bangs off your face
- Or master the princess-y waterfall braid.
- Minnie Mouse buns keeps hair from whipping around everywhere.
- A ballerina bun will stay through even the most vigorous workout because spin pins.
- Braiding the underside of your bun/ponytail will keep loose strands from falling out during your workout.
- Or the topside if you have more issues with side pieces/bangs falling out.
- If you’ve got long hair, a knotted ponytail is an easy variation on a boring pony.
- A knotted ponytail works for shorter hair, too.
- A top knot can be done at a stoplight on your way to the gym.
- If you’ve got extra thick/long hair, boxer braid each side of your head and pull the remaining strands in a bun.
- A tiered ponytail will keep everything in its right place.
- Use yarn to tie your hair into a bun.
- There’s always the old sock bun standby.
- Use an Upzing Clip to create a super easy updo after your workout.
- A double braid is great for keeping hair secure during a swim.
- Spray leave-in conditioner or smooth some Moroccan/coconut oil into your hair before you go swimming.
- Use an old spice container as an emergency hair kit with pins, small hairspray, and anything else you might need.
- If you don’t want to wash your hair, sweat and build-up can be removed with baking soda.
If you’re taking a break from gymnastic classes and don’t want to get rusty, or just want to do more at home, we’ve got some great suggestions. These exercises will give you that extra edge you need to rule the mat, beam, and bar.
All you need for this one is a wall!
- Find an open space on the wall and place yourself 1-2ft away from it facing forward.
- Lean back and slid down until you’re in a 90 degree sitting position. Make sure and keep your head, shoulders, and upper back flat against the wall and your feet flat on the floor.
- You want to maintain this position for intervals of 30 to 60 seconds. If you’re a beginner try 2-3 reps and then step it up as you become more comfortable with the move.
Photo by Nerd Fitness
- Get into a pushup position on the floor, hands flat on the ground with fingers facing forward and arms directly under your shoulders.
- Lift your right foot forward as close to you chest as possible while trying
to keep your bottom down and your tummy tight
- Continue alternating left and right feet
- Try doing 3 sets of 10 reps, remember to stay hydrated!
Photo by Women’s Health
Excuse you! The name might sound a little strange but this is a great exercise that incorporates strength, endurance, and cardio.
- Your feet should line up with your hips and your arms should rest at your sides
- Next lower into a squat position placing your hands in between your feet, make sure you use your legs not your back to lower yourself.
- Then jump back
- Jump forward again keeping your feet on the outside of your hands
- Stand up
- Jump with arms extended upwards
- This move is a little difficult and requires a lot of energy so do how many ever you feel comfortable with.
Photo by Burn It Fitness
Do you have any other great moves, tips and tricks to doing common moves better? Let us know! Also, if you have suggestions or topics you’d like to learn more about feel free to add suggestions in the comments below.
Excerpts from PerformanceU