15 3 / 2012
Lazy Lady Workout
I always say 20 minutes is better than zero, and half-assed is better than no-assed. When it comes to fitness, you’ll ALWAYS have good days and not so good days. There’s no such thing as ‘perfect’.
When I’m feeling ‘blah’, this is a routine I do to try to get my ass in gear. If it works, I’m all warmed up for a nice workout. If not, at least I’ve gotten SOMETHING in for the day. All the exercises can be done from the floor or using a chair/couch & work your booty, core & upper body.
11 3 / 2012
Weekend Workout: Perfect Ten!
10 Moves. 10 Reps. Max Rounds. 30 minutes.
The Perfect 10 is a BRUTAL high octane circuit that will target your entire body. You’ll work your core & get your heartrate soaring with plyometrics, core & lower body exercises. It’s FAST, FURIOUS and requires ZERO equipment. You’ll need to push HARD to complete as many rounds as possible.
Set your timer or stopwatch for 30 minutes. Complete all 10 moves for 10 reps each, rest, then repeat as many times as you can with the clock running.
Take as many breaks as you need, but don’t stop the clock! Write down the rounds you were able to complete in 30 minutes and use that as your benchmark for next time. If you’d like to continue past 30 minutes, that’s fine. But only count your 30 minute score.
01 3 / 2012
The stability ball is one of my FAVORITE workout tools. Not only are they fun to bounce around on, but they are crazy versatile when it comes to exercise. You can use your ball to tone your booty, thighs, arms, core and back in ways that other equipment simply can’t. The design forces your body to use more than one muscle group at a time. Each move targets your core & improves your balance.
They’re also not the most convenient of tools to store.
Over the last few years, more and more people picked themselves up a ball or two. And more and more people simply deflated them and put them away. Even those of us who still have our balls out, don’t seem to be using them as much as we used to. Unlike other fads, this tool is one that you should DEFINITELY revisit. Why invest in new tools or DVD’s when you’ve got a fabulous one you can take advantage of?
If yours has gotten a little dusty (and deflated), it might be time to give it another shot this weekend!
I put together a quick 12-15 minute stability circuit that you can do on it’s own, mix up with some cardio, or add to this week’s Weekend Workout (The Dominatrix). All the exercises can be found in one of my favorite books/resources (I seriously love and use it) The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises.
WHIP YOUR BALLS OUT! WEEKEND WORKOUT CHALLENGE
This 6 move workout uses a stability ball & dumbbells to challenge your core, upper body & glutes. Complete the circuit in order once, rest & repeat.