Tag Archives: Strength

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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