Tag Archives: core

Wednesday’s “Get me through it!” Workout

Posted on 09. May, 2012 in Exercises

Arghh, Wednesday!! Not yet the weekend, but at least getting through the week.  Here is a little ditty we put together this week for the BootCamp RockIt Mammas! You can do this at home or the gym, by yourself or with the kids or even friends!  (more…)

Tips to Help with Household Chores

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

GREAT TIPS:

Reheat Pizza

Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. (more…)

Ab Routine Needs More Than 10 minutes.

Posted on 04. Mar, 2012 in Exercises

This week’s ab routine is two sets of these exercises done twice a day. (For example, in the morning and before dinner; at 11 am stretch and 4pm blues, etc.) (more…)

Weekly Tips for January 31/February 1

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Fitness, Uncategorized

The first month of 2012 is almost over! Those resolutions are still burning strong and you have taken the bait to make “2012 the year to get in gear!” (more…)

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…)

Weekly Tips for November 28, 2011

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)

Halloween is over – but this Black Widow is ALL YEAR

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 in Exercises

Spiderwoman planks

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.