10-01-2012

The beginning of my “How To” series

After uploading a workout routine last week, I decided that, along with making longer workout videos, I would make short clips to show correct form on basic exercises. I know that exercising at the gym can be daunting, especially if you feel like you don’t know what to do. I want to help!

So, I made a “How To: Split Squat” and “How To: Plank” video.

Split squats are GREAT lower body exercises that really work the quads and glutes. Trust me, you’ll feel it. It’s also a really good exercise for beginners and those with knee problems. It’s stationary, as opposed to a moving lunge, therefore there isn’t a lot of stress on the knee. Remember, just go down as low as YOU can go, do not force yourself. Over time, you will be able to get close to the ground.

Also, planks are one of my favorite core exercises. The key here is to keep your body in a straight line. I like to balance a foam roller on myself before I start, just to make sure my head, back and hips are all inline. Flex your core to make sure you are holding yourself up with your core and not your hip flexors.

Let me know if you try the routine I posted previously, or either of these exercises! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Good luck and have fun!

09-09-2012

15 Minute Workout…What’s your excuse now? ;)

You have to try this quick but TOUGH workout. It’s interval style, and has cardio, strength moves and core exercises. Some days, you only have 15 minutes to workout. Instead of skipping a workout, do this video! Trust me, you will be dripping in sweat by the end. If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments :)

08-31-2012

Track workout…with a twist!

I wanted to share this tough track workout I did…it combines running, strength and plyo moves. It certainly will get your heart pumping! This workout can be done anywhere, and you don’t have to be limited to a track. You can just run outside for a certain amount of minutes like I explain in the video, or you can take out running altogether and just do the bodyweight moves. If you try it out, let me know what you think!

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