Full Body AMRAP Workouts

What is an AMRAP Workout? AMRAP stands for “as many rounds/reps as possible.” You perform as many reps of a single exercise as you can or as many rounds of more than one exercise as you can in a set time. This type of workout is popular in crossfit. However, you will find this type of workout pretty well everywhere even in bootcamp and HIIT classes. Your AMRAP workouts can be a full body AMRAP workout or focus on a particular skill. Are AMRAP Workouts Effective? AMRAP workouts can be very effective. These workouts can offer a quick and…

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Leg Workouts

Leg Workouts Should be Part of Your Fitness Goals Strengthening your lower body helps your performance with sports, weight loss, help correct your posture and even works your core. Your legs are one of the biggest muscles so training them regularly is important. Doings leg workouts will increase your overall strength and create a balanced phsyique. Importance of Doing Squats Squats are a common exercise when working your lower body. For instance, when you do squats they activate your glutes and back muscles. When you train your lower body muscles, you minimize the risks of…

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Best Exercises for Weight Loss

It is true that you don't need to spend a fortune or invest a lot of time to lose weight.  You can do this in the comfort of your own home. There are a few important things to know!  I am going to share some of the best exercises for weight loss.  In my opinion, resistance bands are one of the best pieces of workout equipment out there and can be used for all exercise. Let me share how you can incorporate resistance bands into your workout to help you lose weight.  What are the best…

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EMOM Full Body Workouts

What is an EMOM Workout? EMOM stands for every minute on the minute. You perform the exercise for the amount of reps prescribed during that minute and you get to rest for the remaining of the minute. EMOM workouts are popular in crossfit but becoming popular in other gyms as well. What makes them so popular is they can be motifed for all fitness levels. EMOM workouts are used for all exercises and can solely be focused on strength, cardio, or a mix of the two. Typical EMOM workouts are between 10-20 minutes but can…

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25 Minute Cardio EMOM

EMOM stands for "every minute on the minute." This means you complete the prescribed exercise at the top of the minute and when you are finished you get to rest until the top of the next minute. These types of workouts tend to be a favorite because the harder you work the more rest you get to have. This 25 EMOM is cardio focused and will get your heart rate up. You do not need any equipment but if you are wanting more of a challenge try adding kettlebell or dumbbells when doing your squats.…

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Outside Workout- No Equipment

How this Workout Works To start the work you perform the cash in exercise. This means that you only have to do this exercise once. Once you complete the cash in exercise you will perform the main workout 2 times through. After you have completed the main workout two times you will then do the cash out exercise. This cash out exercise only has to be done once. For beginners perform 1-2 times For intermediate to advance perform 3-5 times Workout Cash In: 500 meter Run 20 Tricep Dips 20 Box Jumps (use steps) 20…

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Outdoor Workouts

Why is it Beneficial to Do Outdoor Workouts? The weather is getting nice outside and it's fun to take your workout outside. Some say that exercising outdoors can help lift your mood, especially if you live in an area where the winters are long. Another reason to exercise outside is it can help increase your vitamin D intake. We all could probably use a boost with that! Exercising outdoors can make your workouts more challenging. For example, if enjoy going for a run try changing up your route. Leave your body guessing. Switching the type…

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Kettlebell Workout

Adding Kettlebells to Your Workouts Kettlebells are a unique shape with a handle to hold on to and the majority of the weight in the ball part of it.   It is different from using a dumbbell because the weight isn't distributed evenly.  The  majority of weight is between 6-8 inches away from the handle, making it harder to control.  This forces you to have to stabilize your body when doing kettlebell exercises.   One of the biggest benefits of kettlebells is they can be used for a variety of things.  They are good to use to…

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Deck of Cards Workout

Using a deck of playing cards can provide you with a good full body workout.  You can incorporate weights or just use body weight. The workouts are fun to do with a partner but can also be done on your own. How To Do the Workout Shuffle the deck of cards.  Keep all cards in the deck but remove jokers.  Flip a card and perform the exercise associated with that suit.  Card 2-9 you perform the amount of reps on the card.  Ace you perform 1 rep.  Jack, Queen, King you perform 10 reps.  Continue…

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Three Exercises to Improve Posture

"Pull your shoulders back, sit up straight, don't hunch over."  Does this sound familiar?   I know I hear it a lot!!  It feels so uncomfortable to do those things.  When I think about it I spend so much of my time slumped over on my computer, phone, or sitting down for long periods of time.  All of these activities contribute to my rounded shoulders and forward head posture. My back and neck are always sore especially when I wake up in the morning.  My muscles think this slumped position as my body's natural state.  This causes…

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Resistance Bands for Flabby Arms!

As you age you may notice a little extra flab on your arms.  This is also known as bat wings! Why is this happening, you may ask yourself.  The answer is... as we get older our fat has the tendency to increase and our lean muscle tend to decrease.  With age, our skin and connective tissue starts to lose it's elasticity.Extra body fat can cause sagging skin and depending on your body structure you may store fat in different areas.  In general, women tend to store more fat in their upper arms then men.  This is…

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Resistance Bands for Runners, Who Knew?

Are you an avid runner?  Are you looking for ways to improve your running? How can you do this?  First thing is to not only run BUT to do some strength training! How Can Strength Training Help Your Running? To be a runner you need to be strong!  This is why it's essential to do some strength training.  Strength training strengthens your muscles and joints. The stronger your muscles and joints are, the less chance of having an injury.  The repeated movements involved with running can be hard on the body. Running beyond your current level…

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Band Assisted Pull Ups

Why Are Pull Ups SO Challenging?Pulls= ups may look easy but once you try them you will soon learn they are very challenging! Many people have difficulty performing them even if they are in good shape.  It is a compound exercise that involves multiple muscle groups to work together.  It is one of the toughest body weight exercises out there and it requires a lot of upper body strength.  When you are performing a pull up you are lifting your entire body weight. If you weigh 150 lbs then you are lifting 150 lbs!!  Not many people…

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