My senior year of high school I took Krav Maga classes three nights a week (with Dad! #bonding) for my senior project. While it was beneficial for me to learn self defense maneuvers, the majority of the class was actually fitness conditioning. The philosophy behind this idea was the better trained you are physically the better chance you have to protect yourself and get away if necessary. You need to be faster, stronger and smarter.
My last blog post hit a chord with thousands, and it's because so many of us have been exposed to harassment in one capacity or another. At one point we've felt our lives were threatened. It's sparked a conversation not many were willing to have. And now what do we do? Now we're admitting harassment is an issue, how do we stop it?
I don't know. Speaking out is one thing, but protecting ourselves is another. Many people reached out to me directly sharing their stories of being victimized, whether it was through words or physical action. It's heartbreaking. It's appalling. It's wrong.
How do we stop it?
This is not a self defense post, but simply a let's get faster, stronger, smarter together. Women I want you to keep running, keep working out, keep living. I want you to feel safe and empowered. So together, let's get stronger.
Today I'm sharing a quick workout you can do anywhere using just your body weight. It will increase your stamina and your strength. Full workout and tunes to match are posted below!
5 moves, 60 seconds each, 4 rounds
- Squat jumps
- Plyometric lunges w/ pause
- Frog planks
- Plank dips
And hey in case you needed some jams to go with your workout today, here are my recent song obsessions:
"I can be changed by what happens to me. I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou <3
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