The Fitolution – Day #5, Dips to Skinny

EXERCISE:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are strength days so stick to your strength routine. Make sure it’s at least 30 minutes of strength training.

BONUS EXERCISE:

Body Parts:  Arms, Biceps, Triceps

Sit on a weight bench or a sturdy chair and place your hands on either side of the hips so that the palms are resting on the bench and your fingers are hanging over the edge. Keep your feet together and your knees bent while you carefully move your buttocks off the bench—at this point, you will be supporting most of your body weight with your arms. Lower the hips toward the floor by bending the elbows until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Push back up using your arms rather than your legs, and repeat. To progress the challenge, perform the dip with the legs fully extended with no bend in the knees.


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The Fitolution – Day #4 Mountain Climbing Fun

This is day #4 of The Fitolution Challenge.  How’s it going?  Have any questions or concerns?  No, good.  Let’s proceed.

EXERCISE:

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays are cardio days so stick to your cardio routine. Make sure it’s at least 30 minutes of walking, running, elliptical, biking, rowing, dancing, etc.  Make sure to warm-up properly.

This can be split between 2 exercises and/or two 15-minute sessions.

BONUS EXERCISE:

Mountain Climbers get a lot done at one time—not only are you working on your cardio endurance, but you’re building abdominal and arm strength.

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Fitolution Day #3, All About the Hips

Do you know what day it is?  No, I wasn’t going to say “hump day”.  It’s Day #3 of The Fitolution Challenge.

EXERCISE:  

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are strength days so stick to your strength routine. Make sure it’s at least 30 minutes of strength training.

BONUS EXERCISE:


Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)

Body Part(s) – Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs – Thighs
Equipment – None

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Fitolution Day #2 – Feed the Biceps

EXERCISE:  

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays are cardio days so stick to your cardio routine. Make sure it’s at least 30 minutes of walking, running, elliptical, biking, rowing, dancing, swimming, etc.  Make sure to warm-up properly.  Can be split between 2 exercises and/or two 15-minute sessions.

BONUS EXERCISE:

Bicep Curl
Body Part – Arms
Equipment – Barbell or dumbbells

   

Hold the barbell with both hands facing up so the wrists, elbows, and shoulders are in a straight line about shoulder-width apart. Lift the barbell toward the shoulders while bending the elbows and keeping them next to the middle of the body. Slowly lower the weight to return to the starting position. Keep chest still, using just the arms for the movement.
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Fitolution #1

Today’s the 1st day of the Fitolution . . .

EXERCISE:  

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are strength days so stick to your strength routine. Make sure it’s at least 30 minutes of strength training.

BONUS EXERCISE:

DEADLIFT – Bar or Dumbbells 
(Full Body Integrated)

Stand behind the barbell (or grab 2 dumbbells) with the feet about shoulder-width apart, the toes slightly rotated out, and the shins almost touching the bar. Sit back into the hips slightly while keeping a straight back so that the chest is lifted upward, and bend forward to grip the bar in an over-under grip with one palm facing up and the other facing down. Squeeze the bar in the hands and sink back onto the hips while pressing the feet into the floor. Keeping the back flat, push the hips forward to move to standing position. Finish standing in a tall position with the shoulders pulled back and the legs straight. Return to the starting position by shifting the weight back into the hips and keep the back straight while allowing the knees to bend. When this movement is done properly, the glutes and the back of the thighs should feel the work, NOT the back.

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Summertime Heat workout tips

It’s Summer!  Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips.

Baby, it’s hot out there! 

You are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, drier conditions in winter and spring months.

Don’t be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.

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