Happy Flex Friday!! Today's workout targets the ARMS! 💪🏼
Grab a set of three or five pound dumbbells and take a few minutes to sculpt some seriously sexy arms! This quick workout will burn your biceps and triceps to sculpt arms you will want to show off, no matter the season. But especially important now that we are approaching the season of strapless dresses, tank tops, and spaghetti straps! So grab those weights, and get going! All it takes is a few weeks of this, and I promise you will see results!!
Today's workout is all about the booty! Want a perkier bottom this summer? Of course, we all do!! When it comes to your backside, here's the bottom line...To lift your butt, you have to build muscle. Building new lean muscle will help develop a backside with a natural well-rounded shape.
There's a long list of butt exercises out there, and I’m sure you’ve done at least a few of them. The question is, are you performing them properly (form and intensity) and using a variety of those movements within your lower body routines? Doing so will give your butt the greatest chance of reaching its 'fullest' potential!
And don’t forget your calorie intake. Gaining excess body fat can result in a larger but softer rear-end. For that rock-hard butt, pay attention to minimizing fat storage by refining your calorie intake.
In a nutshell, to optimally tone and develop your rear, work hard on a variety of thigh extending, abducting, and rotating exercises to build lean muscle, and be sure to watch your calorie intake with a meal plan that focuses on clean eating and proper portions!
Want to get that chiseled six pack look for the summer!? Don't we all want that flat and toned abs when it gets to bikini season!!! Yes, we all WANT them, but do we REALLY know how to GET them? That six pack look takes a few different exercises to target the upper vs. middle and lower portions of the abdomen. This is a great little diagram that can help you understand which exercises work which portion of the abdominals! My recommendation would be one minute of each of these exercises, plus and additional one minute of side planks for a total of 5 minutes a day! I'll be trying to get my 5 minutes of abs in every day so that I can sport my bikini with confidence by summer!
Running Season is upon us....
So I put this list together with some tips for keeping you from getting bored during your runs!
Good Morning! ☀
To get this week off to a strong strong, let's talk about your CORE! Strengthening your core is one of the best ways to get fit and is so beneficial to your body. In fact, core muscles are engaged in all activities making them extremely important muscles to keep strong and healthy. Core muscles include all of the muscles of your mid-section including your abdominal muscles (front, side, and deep) low-mid back muscles and all of the hip muscles (glutes, hip flexors, pelvic floor).
The plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core because it builds isometric strength to help sculpt your waistline and improve your posture. The standard plank, as many of you know, is a lot more challenging than it looks, but is extremely effective!
The basic plank is simple: Assume a modified push-up position with your elbows bent 90 degrees and both forearms resting on the floor. Position your elbows directly underneath your shoulders and look straight toward the floor. Your body should form a perfectly straight line from the crown of your head to your heels. Your feet together with only the toes touching the floor.
By adding variations to the standard plank, you can also engage your back, arms, shoulders, glutes, and hamstrings, resulting in a awesome workout! Win!
So, all of that being said... Here is today's workout!
:30 full plank
2 push ups
:60 second elbow plank
4 push ups
:30 raised leg plank (right leg)
:30 raised leg plank (left leg)
6 push ups
:30 mountain climbers
:30 toe taps
8 push ups
:60 elbow plank
10 push ups
:30 full plank