I have been away for a while but I am back! Not at the same level I was pre-surgery but I am starting recovery level workouts that focus on my lower body and have no impact. This looked perfect. This is one of Jessica Smith‘s free YouTube workouts. She has a lot of free walking workouts. I did have to make some very mild modifications even to something like this. I can (and need) to reach my arms overhead but I did have to reach them overhead slower than Jessica did in this walk. But there weren’t many overhead reaching movements so I do feel like I got the full workout. After I finished this, I followed it with Jessica’s Lunge Free Lower Body. It was a nice 30 minutes and it felt so good to be working out again, even if it is so far below the level I was previously at.
Having now done this short walking working I feel like I am capable of doing more but I need to work my way up slowly. There will probably be a few more of Jessica’s walking workouts posted here since I need to keep my cardio low impact for a while. This is a Peanut workout, but she is passed out on her pink pillow for the entire walk.
1 Mile Belly, Buns & Thighs Walk is 16:30 minutes long. It begins immediately walking at a fast pace. Changes to side to side step while sitting back into hips and circling arms/hands from hip to hip. Wide marches while lowering into squat and raising back up. Alternating wide knee lifts while bringing arm to opposite knee. Low side steps; changes to skaters with diagonal chops. Double side steps; add cross over kick after second step; add torso twist when kicking. Alternating knee raises. Side to side toe taps; taps change to lifts. March while lowering into squat and standing. Continue marching while holding squat; changes to alternating tap backs while remaining low (in partial squat). Side step taps; changes to skaters w/ diagonal chops. Alternating knee raises w/ arms crossed in front of you; add bringing elbow to opposite knee. Take a step while tapping one foot to side (keep tapping same leg); tap changes to side leg lift; add a squat while stepping. Side to side steps w/ arms sweeps in figure 8 motion. Hamstring curls w/ wood chops to opposite hip. Front heel digs. Walk forward and back.