Month: August 2015

  • Weekend Warrior Challenge

    Challenge #4 What is Plyometrics? “How many times a week should I do a plyometric workout?“ This form of exercise should not be performed every day because your muscles need to recover from the intense high impact exercise. A 48-hour rest period between plyometric circuits is recommended.  Plyometric exercises are not recommended for novice exercisers, or […]

  • Weekend Warrior Challenge

    Challenge #2 Strength Training TOTAL BODY:  Ball Squat, Curl to Press Regression: Omit upper body movement Progression: Increase weight by 5 lbs. 2 sets; 12 repetitions; slow tempo; 0-60 seconds rest CHEST:  Ball Two-Arm Dumbbell Chest Press Regression:  Perform on floor mat Progression: One-Arm, alternating 2 sets; 12 repetitions; slow tempo; 0-60 seconds rest BACK: […]

  • Summer Soup Recipe

    Carrot Ginger Orange Soup Serves 8 – 12 (3 quarts) Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Onion (chopped) 4 Garlic Cloves (chopped) 1 teaspoon Cumin (ground) 1 teaspoon Coriander (ground) 1 tablespoon Ginger (grated) 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 2 pounds Carrots (thinly sliced) 1 Sweet Potato (peeled and chopped) 5 cups Vegetable Broth (more as desired) […]

  • Weekend Warrior Challenge

    Challenge #2 Flexibility “My muscles are so tight.” “I am so sore, I can’t move!” “If only I could move easier…” Do these statements sound familiar? Try this weekend’s Flexibility Challenge!  You have heard about it… You have seen other people do it… But, what is it? Self-Myofascial Release, or commonly known “foam rolling,” is a type of corrective exercise designed to […]

  • Weekend Warrior Challenge

    While the last month of summer has come, we still have many more days, hours, and minutes to get our hearts pumping, increase our flexibility, build strong muscles, and simply feel good. Each weekend will feature a new workout challenge: Week One Challenge:  Cardiovascular Training Week Two Challenge:  Flexibility Week Three Challenge:  Strength Training Week Four Challenge:  Plyometrics Challenge […]