Motivation Tip

By | Aug 8, 2009

There are times when I, just as you, don’t feel like putting in a lot of time at the gym. To make sure that I get my workout in, I strap on my headphones and start the chrono timer on my watch. I tell myself that I need to do just 20 minutes of weights. […]

A Great “Saddlebag” Burner

By | Aug 6, 2009

Here is a great move for working on those stubborn outer hips, aka your saddlebags. Lying on your left side, propped up on your left arm with your left leg bent and right leg extended, lift and lower the right leg. Do not lock your right knee, but keep your leg straight. Do this 16x, […]

Targeting the Top of the Shoulder

By | Aug 5, 2009

To target the top of the shoulder, you can do a variation of the standard lateral raise. In the lateral raise, one’s palms typically face down at the ground. To target the top of the shoulder, take your palms and face them towards the body. Perform the lateral raise as usual, but really feel that […]

Is It True That You Cannot Spot-Train?

By | Jul 25, 2009

I know that studies and experts say that it is impossible to simply spot train a particular trouble area. While I do agree that doing 500 leg lifts a day will not get you the lean legs that you seek, I don’t find this statement 100% accurate. I will go ahead and say, NO, I […]

The BIG THREE

By | Jul 24, 2009

Although I am sure that you are familiar with the keys to healthy living, I always feel that it is important to reinforce what I call the Big Three: cardiovascular training, healthy diet and weight training. To be in peak condition, both mentally and physically, it is crucial that you practice all three of these […]

Why Diet AND Exercise Are Necessary for “Waist Loss”

By | Jul 23, 2009

Have you been doing crunch after crunch and twist after twist without seeing any results in your middle section? Or have you been dieting and eating a healthy diet but still not seeing a defined mid-section? There is a very good reason for that…one without the other won’t get you the results that you seek. […]

Do Anywhere Shoulder Exercises

By | Jul 22, 2009

How long has it been since you have done arm circles? For a do anywhere exercise, arm circles are the way to go. If you do enough reps, your shoulders will feel like they are on fire. Here is a set that I like to do with my classes. Perform each movement 25 times. Arms […]

Jumping Jacks

By | Jul 21, 2009

One of the very first exercises that you learned in grade school Physical Education class is also one of the best all-over body toners: the jumping jack. The jumping jack is great because you have to engage and use your entire body to do the movement correctly. To get the maximum benefit from a jumping […]

Correct squatting form

By | Jul 20, 2009

So many times in my classes and in the gym, I see exercisers performing squats incorrectly. This is very dangerous, as doing squats with poor form can be murder on your knees. To perfect your form, I recommend that you work on it without any weights. Once you get the form perfected, feel free to […]

More Glutes!

By | Jul 19, 2009

After I do the glute bridge combo, I like to follow up with leg lifts. Flip over from the glute bridge position, on your hands and knees. Pull the right knee slightly into the chest and then lift that leg towards the ceiling. Repeat 10 times and then do the same on with the left […]

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