Repetition Workout

As always, warm up before you engage in any activity. And make sure to consult your physician if you have any health concerns before exercising. Equipment needed: Mat, Timer Title: Death By Plank Set your timer at 15 minutes. Your task is to hold yourself in the plank position as long as you can. Whenever you drop down out of the proper plank formation, you must stand up and complete 10 Burpees, then return back to the plank position. Continue this for 15 minutes.

Repetition Workout

As always, warm up before you engage in any activity. And make sure to consult your physician if you have any health concerns before exercising.   Equipment needed: Dumbbells, Barbell (if you have one, if not then just use dumbbells), jump rope, plate weight (25lbs),   Title: Best of Both Worlds After you warm-up then it’s time to get serious! I split up two workouts (a cardio-based one & a lifting weight-based one). Your task is to start on the cardio-based workout – set the timer for 10 minutes and get through AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! Once the timer hits 10 minutes, you go directly over to the lifting portion and again, do AS MUCH AS YOU CAN for 10 minutes. 20 minutes in, take a 2-minute REST. And then repeat (cardio first, lifting second). If you finish a workout in it’s entirety, then you get to rest until the […]

Repetition Workout

Continuing on with our Tues/Thursday Repetition Workout series – make sure to comment on the post if you complete it & let us know how you did! I would love to get a little Challenge going on in December via internet- so everyone can really ‘up’ their intensity! Good luck! As always, warm up before you engage in any activity. And make sure to consult your physician if you have any health concerns before exercising.   Equipment needed: Stopwatch [use your phone if you need]   Title: Death by Workout   10 rounds of the following “for time” : 10 Burpees with a Push-Up 10 Air Squats 10 Starbursts [similar to a jumping jack / feet come off the ground so your body forms a “X” in the air] 10 Alternating Jump Lunges [10 per leg] 10 Sit-Ups

Repetition Workout

As always, warm up before you engage in any activity. And make sure to consult your physician if you have any health concerns before exercising.   Equipment needed: Dumbbells (5lbs or higher depending upon your levels), Jump Rope, Stopwatch Title: Truth or Dare Truth: A set number of repetitions that you must reach before you move onto “Dare” Dare: Set the timer at 2 minutes  & you do AS MANY REPETITIONS AS POSSIBLE (AMRAP) in that time. *Track your repetition count during these if you want to attempt to do better next time   Truth: 50 Jumping Jacks Dare: AMRAP Burpees for 2 minutes Truth: 50 Dumbbell Thrusters Dare: AMRAP Jump Rope for 2 minutes Truth: 50 Sit Ups Dare: AMRAP Tuck Jumps for 2 minutes Truth: 50 Squats (holding dumbbells) Dare: AMRAP Burpees for 2 minutes Truth: 50 Push Ups Dare: AMRAP Jump Rope for 2 minutes Truth: 50 Bicep Curls […]

To My Unknown Heroes

This one goes out to my unknown heroes: You’re the guy who breezes by me at a faster clip running over the bridge on a frigid morning. You make me run faster. You’re the girl with a sick body killing it front row and center in cycling who’s on top of that beat, going faster, harder and ballsier than I am. You make me push harder. You’re the chick who doesn’t give a shit that she’s the only girl in the weight room, lifting more than the dude next to her, flexing bigger muscle and MUCH bigger game than anyone in the room right now. You make me dig deeper. You’re the annoyingly hot couple at the grocery store who’s fresh from their workout in stylish workout gear with perfectly messy hair. You make me buy things like kale. And you make me sprint home and swap my lazy sweatpants […]

Fitness Is Not A Fad

Fashions will come and go, as will posers who use exercise as a way to get ‘skinny’ for summer. It’s an integral part of my life, just a few days away from the iron usually leaves me feeling sluggish, depressed and unfulfilled. For me it isn’t some phase I’m going through, it’s become a part of me. Challenging yourself, pushing yourself, constantly pursuing physical wellbeing and mental clarity. For some, they do not recognize the amazingness of training, of lifting more, of running faster. To them it’s just a way of burning calories. Oh it’s so much more. It’s empowering, it’s satisfying, it’s disappointing, it’s tiring and it’s so damn rewarding. This is something I will be doing for the rest of my life, I’ll be squatting in my sixties. I love researching, learning about weightlifting, martial arts, football, basketball, swimming, sprinting and every other sport there is out there […]

A Good Workout…

You know you have had a good workout because you feel good, and over time you are getting stronger and fitter. If you notice a decrease in strength the next time you are at the gym, you probably overworked your muscles and haven’t given them the time (and/or nutrition) to recuperate properly. Beginners (and experts alike) all want to train harder than their bodies will allow, and sometimes need to have as much discipline walking away from the gym, than getting into it. Beginners have to be especially cognizant of the fact that your muscles can grow faster than your ligaments and connective tissues can handle, and that proper recovery is critical to staying injury free. To determine if you’re working hard enough – I always utilize the “talking” factor into my workouts. If I can handle a general converstation, I’m slacking. In the fitness classes that I teach, if […]

Iron Is My Greatest Friend

I have found iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me. It never runs. Friends may come and go but a hundred pounds is always a hundred pounds. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength, Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back, the iron never lies to you