31 Days of Fitness

Don’t wait for January to get in shape. Start building muscle, burning fat, and checking off resolutions right now with our month-long guide for beating the holiday bulge and sculpting the body you’ve always wanted. Check back every day for a new tip!

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Even if you don’t have kids, you’re bound to run into them at some point during the holidays. Watch how they move, and copy them. Why? Why? All of that crawling, rolling, rocking, and deep squatting can dramatically boost your mobility, which is the key to unlocking greater strength, according to strength and conditioning coach Steve Maxwell. No toddler around? Do the following “toddler roll” exercise to instantly open up your chest and shoulders, and release tension throughout your body. Toddler Roll: Lie on your stomach with your legs straight and your arms extended above your head. Look over your right shoulder, reach back across the midline of your body with your right arm, and roll onto your back (don’t push off with your legs). Continue looking in the same direction as you reach across your body with your left arm and use your core to roll onto your stomach. Roll back to where you started, and repeat in the other direction. Continue rolling from side to side for 3 minutes. Click here for a video demonstration of the exercise (and to see how quickly the mobility benefits kick in). 31 Days of Fitness Day 9
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