Total Body Strength Training Workout
Steve Jordan, a personal trainer based in Los Angeles, suggests these three moves to work your legs, upper body, and core.
Plank/Sit: It may not sound like getting your dog to just sit without moving is a good workout, but getting dogs to focus and concentrate is actually super stimulating and exhausting for them. Get your dog to sit and stay, then get on the ground next to your dog and hold a plank position. See who breaks first — you or the dog. Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat three more times.
Walking Lunges: Find a space that’s at least 30 yards long and hold your dog’s leash in your right hand. Perform walking lunges, alternating legs and tapping your knee to ground each time, while getting dog to stay by your side. Perform 20 reps, rest one minute, and repeat for four sets (alternate which hand you hold the dog’s leash in for each set).
Dog Crawl: It’s typically called a bear crawl: Get on all fours so your hands and feet are the only thing touching the ground. Move around this way chasing your dog around the yard and see how long you can last without resting your knees on the ground (it’s harder than it sounds). This improves muscle coordination while working your core and upper body. Rest a minute and repeat two more times.
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