Tag Archives: Dumbbell

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 … Continue reading

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Fierce Fall Challenge #8

Have you completed each challenge the past 7 weeks? Complete the final challenge today and win a free E-book: 5 Quick, Healthy Meals for the Week! Details: Submit a video performing each exercise.  All 8 fitness challenges must be included to qualify.  Email videos … Continue reading

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Fierce Fall Challenge #4

8 weeks  –  1 fitness challenge each week CHALLENGE #4 The Turkish Get-Up Perform exercise with one kettle bell or dumbbell – You choose! There are no excuses!

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Quick, Efficient Workout

“I don’t have any time to exercise.” “I should do weights.” “I’ll do weights tomorrow.” Do these statements sound like you? There are no excuses! Here are 3 Compound Exercises, working your whole body – 1… 2… 3… Done! Short, … Continue reading

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Resistance Training Exercises: Beginner-Intermediate Level

I recently completed a Continuing Education Course (CEC) for my Spin Instructor Certification.  You might expect this course to be about cardiovascular fitness, however this course focused on resistance training.   The course examined how to apply resistance training to the Spinning program. … Continue reading

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Core Exercises: Part 1

Local Stabilization System Muscles that attach directly to your vertebrae (spine). Main responsibility:  Intervertebral stability and intersegmental stability…. Stabilize the spine! Additional responsibilities:  Proprioception and postural control Muscles, include: Transverse Abdominis, Internal Obliques, Lumbar Multifidus, Diaphragm, Pelvic Floor How do … Continue reading

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Build Your Foundation – Target Your Core!

“Ab” exercises are out, Core exercises are in Strengthening your core musculature will help you reach your goal of a flatter, toned midsection and reduce low back pain. What is the “core”? Structures that form the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC), which include:  lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, … Continue reading

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Smart Play: Part 1

Do you need a increase in your fitness motivation? Engage in Smart Play today! To perform smart play follow three (3) simple rules: Exercises must be easy to understand:  Be able to explain each exercise in 30 seconds or less. The duration of each … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #20

What is your fitness goal this year? More strength and core training? More cardio? Engage in a Spinning program? Participate in Cross Fit? Or, just join a gym? Regardless of your goal, try this mixed exercise circuit! For fitness beginners, it … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #15

Phase 5:  Power Warm-Up Self-Myofasical Release (SMR) Calves (Gastrocnemius), Tensor Fascia Latae, Back (Latissimus Dorsi) Foam roll on muscle until tender (sore) region is felt.  Hold each tender region for 30 sec. Dynamic Stretches Tube Walking, Lunges, Medicine Ball Lift … Continue reading

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