Tag Archives: Abs

Z is for Z Sit

A Z Sit is a gentle limbering exercise.  Done alone, it’s a so-so stretch with so-so strength engagement exercise of the gluteus medius.  But adding a can-can (“V Sit”) to transition to the other side adds awesome core strength and … Continue reading

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V is for V Up

A “V Up” is a somewhat advanced core strengthening exercise. It can be modified by lifting only one leg at a time (still super hard), or modified further by bending both knees as you draw the legs in, as opposed … Continue reading

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U is for Under/Over

Under/Over has a couple of different interpretations in fitness. My personal favorite, and the one I choose to showcase in this context is a side plank variation. Step 1: Assume side plank. From side plank, you’ll weave the top arm … Continue reading

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M is for Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers are a cardio exercise that also strengthen the shoulders, core, legs, and glutes. They improve hip mobility. This exercise is somewhat challenging for beginners. To make it a little easier on the heart, lungs, and legs, slow down … Continue reading

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E is for Elbow Plank

A plank is an excellent core exercise. An elbow plank is a version that’s kind on the wrists, without sacrificing any of the intensity of a standard plank hold! For that reason, it’s a great “go to” for anyone with … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 3

If I’m working out from home, I often turn to workout videos.  They entertain and motivate me- and I’m not just talking about other people’s workout videos.  I do my own workout videos all the time!  Here’s one I’m particularly … Continue reading

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10-Minute Core and Arms Endurance Workout

Before The Bachelor… The Kardashians… The Real Housewives… there was good television.  Not trash tv, but well-written scripts that made you laugh, cry, and sing along.  Nothing entertained me more than Ally McBeal.  The first several seasons were SO good. … Continue reading

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The Best Thing About Cold Days

You know what’s great about really, really cold days?  If you said NOTHING, we could be friends. I loathe the cold. I bundled up in footed pajamas this morning with a fire in the fireplace, a heating pad in my … Continue reading

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5 Common Mistakes on Strength Training for Women

Most women don’t need to be convinced that lifting weights is a good idea.  We understand the benefits- from maintaining bone density to keeping the metabolism churning.  What you may not be as clear on is how to strength train … Continue reading

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SandBell Total Body Blast

Similar to SandBell Ciruit, SandBell Total Body Blast follows a series of 7 exercises through three progressions. The movements include a Squat, Abs/Core, Power, Cardio, Push-Up or Press, Row/Back, and Complex Core exercise. {After you have been teaching this format … Continue reading

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