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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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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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S is for Scaption

Scaption is an upper body exercise that tones the fronts and backs of your shoulders and your upper back.  It can improve your posture as well as improve the function of your rotator cuff.  This move is commonly done with … Continue reading

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R is for Renegade Rows

Renegade Rows are core and back exercises.  They are performed in plank position and can be modified to “all 4s.”  Try to avoid rotating your hips as you remove the one balance point and pull your elbow past your ribcage … Continue reading

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10 Push-Up Variations for your Best Arms Ever

Push-ups can, obviously, be progressed by transitioning from knees to toes. But that is not the only way to make your push-ups harder! There are plenty of ways to take a standard push-up and tack on a new layer to … Continue reading

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Food & Fitness Friday 6

Grab a set of dumbbells, and let’s get to work on today’s Food and Fitness Friday! Ladies, use 15-20 pound dumbbells. Men, 25-35 pound dumbbells. You only need one set that you’ll use for all of the strength exercises. Here’s … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 5

Summer is a great time for water. Rower, that is! What I love about rowing is that it works the quads, core, arms, upper back, lower back, glutes AND hamstrings! It also provides intense cardio!! As a mom, I’m all … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 4

Human beings are creatures of habit. We like routine; we resist change; and we want to count on things staying the same. For those of you as methodical (OCD) as I am, not only do you like to repeat the … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 2

Three years ago, I personal trained a postnatal client to strengthen her core and tone her upper body after baby with a series of push-ups, planks, and V-ups, crisscrosses, and double leg stretches.  To support and encourage her, I committed … Continue reading

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