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11 of Brook’s Fave Bodyweight Moves

Leo Lions are creative, fun-loving, and energetic!  Being a Leo, myself, I decided to create an August countdown (count up) of my favorite bodyweight moves.  From August 1-August 11, I instructed a new move each day and layered it on … Continue reading

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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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X is for X Jumps

X Jumps are cardio exercises that work the gluteus medius and minimus; the lateral deltoids; and the core. In other words, they work the same muscles as jumping jacks– but the intensity is much greater! An “X Jump” is a … 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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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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L is for Lateral Lunges

Your body is capable of moving in three plates. Those planes are (A) sagittal, which divides the body into right and left halves, (B) frontal, which divides the body into front and back halves, and (C) transverse, which divides the … Continue reading

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K is for Kickbacks

Kickbacks are a gluteus maximus exercise that strengthen the core, buns, and hamstrings. Because the setup is quadruped position (“All 4s”), your body will feel super stable, even as you remove one balance point and kick a leg back. Try … Continue reading

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I is for Inverted Plank

Just like a standard plank, an inverted plank is an isometric hold. This plank variation strengthens the backs of the shoulders, upper back, lower back, triceps, legs, and glutes. It also unhunches crummy posture (opens tight chest muscles), making it … Continue reading

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