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26-minute A-Z Bodyweight Workout

After 26 blogs, 26 exercises, 26 instructional videos, and 26 @BrookBenten Instagram posts, it all comes down to this 26-minute workout!

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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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Y is for Yoga

Yoga improves flexibility, muscular endurance, balance, and helps you to focus on breath. This series of yoga poses can be expected to be performed several times through in any Vinyasa Flow yoga class. Here are the steps! Step 1: Mountain … Continue reading

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W is for Windmill

A windmill is a full-body exercise that improves strength, stability, mobility, and flexibility. This move is often performed with a kettlebell. It’s best to begin with body weight only to “nail” all of the moving parts, then maybe add equipment … 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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T is for Triceps

The muscles on the backs of your arms can give your arms major definition.  Unlike biceps, which only have two heads, triceps have three heads.  They are strong, mighty, and, if trained, can seriously firm up the look and feel … Continue reading

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Q is for Quadriceps

Quadriceps (“quads”) are the four muscles that work together as a fierce unit of strong workers on the fronts of the thighs.  They work together with the gluteus maximus (ehem, your butt) in many exercises, including walking, jogging, lunging, cycling, … Continue reading

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P is for Push- Ups

Push-ups are more than an upper body strengthening exercise. Push-ups develop tone in the chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, and lower back. Performed on the toes, the challenge and benefit for each of these areas is enhanced! When performed on the … Continue reading

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O is for Open Leg Rocker

An Open Leg Rocker is a Pilates Mat exercise.   It strengthens the hip flexors and all through the core.   It also improves hamstrings flexibility. If you’re new to exercise or have tight hamstrings muscles, see the video below … Continue reading

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