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Side Bend Should Press.

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 in Exercises

This exercise is great because it works multiple muscles in one exercise.  I love these types of workouts!

SIDE BEND SHOULDER PRESS

Works abs/core, oblique and shoulders. You need (2) 8 lbs. weights or heavier. (more…)

5 Minute Fat Burners

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 in Exercises

No time to get a full work out in? No kidding! Slip into one or more of these cardio blasters. It just takes a little initiative to think of more. Let us know which ones you like or thought of and share.  (more…)

Pain does not mean Gain.

Posted on 12. Nov, 2011 in Exercises, Fitness

Some of the alleged health magazines don’t always give you the truth about exercise. If you are looking for answers, be sure to look to the professionals. Recently SHAPE had an article about muscle pain, but some controversial points. Here is an article explaining Pain and Gain. Don’t be set off from the trainer, read through it.

Halloween is over – but this Black Widow is ALL YEAR

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 in Exercises

Spiderwoman planks

November Challenge

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 in Exercises

Better late than never for your next Challenge- while you are working on your 7 exercises, add this one into the mix. 200 squats/day. Just like our push up challenge! Pick a time every hour, crank out as many as you can, set your timer and go again. Your glutes (minimus and maximus) will love you!

Keep a journal/diary of how much you increase week by week. And when you feel like that extra piece of pumpkin pie, get up and crank out 30 squats and you won’t even think about that pie!

Make sure you fill us in on how you are doing!

June 21 CHALLENGE — Lunge with Planks

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 in Exercises

EXERCISE:

How did you do on the push-up challege a few weeks ago? Still trying to keep up? How about a LUNGE CHALLENGE with a little bit of core?

So, this is how it works:

1. The first segment of the challenge is lunges. EVERY DAY LUNGE for 2 MINUTES ..for 7 days. You time yourself to see how many of the daily move you can bust out, then keep your score. It can be stationary, walking, side, you name it.

2. The second part is easy. You drop and hit the plank position, til failure. I don’t care if you do it on forearms or arms fully extended. The key here is keep your core tight, back straight as an arrow and hold it UNTIL FAILURE! Note your time and track it.

3. This is for 7 (SEVEN) days…one week. You are going to get a little diversity with the lunges, but some stability at the same time with the planks not changing. After the 7 days are up, we are going to do a REPEAT performance of the entire thing. You should see some improvement in the second half of the challenge. Keep track and email your results at the end of the challenge. There will be a raffle after July 10. See if you are the winner!

So it is pretty straight forward. If you have any questions AT ALL, feel free to ask away!

Start Date: June 21st

End Date: July 5th

Muscle Memory Moves

Posted on 30. May, 2011 in Exercises

Scientists have discovered that you can train your body to retain a fitness blueprint, which makes getting back into shape after a slump a whole lot easier. Learn how to jog your muscles’ memory. (more…)

Abs, Core, Abs, Core — How many crunches do I HAVE to do?

Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 in Exercises

As women, we hear “work your abs”, “hold that core”, “if you work your core/abs, you will reduce your back pain”. We do the crunches, sit ups, planks, mountain climbers and timed “V” sits.  Are there any other  ab and core exercises?  Well, indeed there are. The (in)famous Jackie Warner has some new core exercises that are compound to work your lower back, abs, obliques, biceps and shoulders.  Click here for the video of  Jackie’s Side Bend Shoulder Press.

Push Up Challenge

Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 in Exercises, Fitness

How many push-ups can you do? 1 -5-10? The push-up is one of the simplest, yet most challenging and efficient exercise. It tones your chest, arms and core.  So drop and give me 5! Then repeat at the same time every day for the whole week and see how many reps you can increase. Now, do this 3-4 times a week for a month and really see the benefits you can achieve.

SET-UP   

Push Up

It’s the one you’ve been doing since your days in middle school. Lie down on the floor face down with your feet close together. Place your hands shoulder width apart. While maintaining a straight body, lower yourself down until your chest touches the ground. Push yourself up. That’s one rep.

Plyometerics are back with a new twist.

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 in Exercises

Plyometrics: Jump on It!

This explosive plyometrics workout will get you a fierce physique–fast!  Here’s some news to make you kick up your heels: A smokin’ hot bod may be just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Some of the best workouts for women incorporate superfast explosive movements to fire up your fitness level by improving your coordination and agility. And one University of Nebraska study found that participants who improved their vertical jump also logged significantly faster 10-K running times. Even better: All that bounding and leaping builds lean muscle mass, your express ticket to a sleeker shape. (more…)