TOB: Back

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30 minute hour glass31 min
Level Level 1
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconJill

If you’re looking for a 30-minute back routine that not only stretches and strengthens your back but also works your entire body, you found your ideal class. Begin TOB: Back standing in posture pose, focusing on your breath and calling to mind a few blessings in your life. After a short warm up that will immediately activate the muscles in your back and stretch the sides of your body, you will come to hands and knees while you arch and round your back, stretching and strengthening your entire core. Increase stability in your shoulders with a unique shoulder series, and then fire up your legs with squats. (Raise your arms for an added challenge and to engage your back even more.) Once you transition down to the mat, planks, side planks, chest lifts, lat pull-downs, reverse planks, and more will recruit every muscle in body. Wind down with postures that stretch your chest, inner thighs, hip flexors, and hamstrings to leave you feeling fit, flexible, and fabulous. The Scriptures and meditation in this workout offer a beautiful explanation of the body’s ability to express love.

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Physical Focus:

Back

Spriritual Focus:

Theology of the Body

Meditation:

Based on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Patron Saint:

St. Pope John Paul II

Music:

Composed by Jennifer Dirkes, www.jenniferdirkes.com; Anima mea Antiphon, Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey