Posted in abs, balance, challenge, community, core, exercise, fitness, health, sport, strength, weight, workout, tagged abs, biceps, cardio, challenge, chest, core, fitness, glutes, legs, plyometrics, quads, shape, strength, training, weight loss on 01/30/2010|
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Woah, so last night I did my first Plyo workout for the Challenge, and let me tell you they are CHALLENGING! so if you haven’t had a chance to look over the New Challenge, here’s an overview:
THE CORE + PLYO CHALLENGE
See details Here
- 1000 crunches & 200 Plyometric B****
- You have until next Thursday (February 4th 11:59PM) to turn in your numbers.
- Update me as often as you can by leaving a comment on the wall
- Bring in as many people as you can, to help me and the world to be a FITTER and HEALTHIER place!
- There’s a reason why I called it the Plyometric B****. If you REALLY can’t do it, just omit the push-up and stay in plank position.
- JUST DO IT!
How Do You Get In? Just leave a message saying “I’m in” and I’ll put your name up on the board!
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Posted in abs, balance, core, exercise, fitness, health, prevention, strength, weight, weight training, winter, workout, tagged abs, body weigth, cardio, dumbbells, DVD, exercise, fitness, inside, livingroom, lunges, running, strength, total body, tv, weight lifting, winter, workout on 01/26/2010|
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So here it is, the taboo subject of self-respecting exercisers and gym goers, runners and cyclists (wanting more than toned legs), or simply those wanting to lose some weight. At least in my case, I hope no one ever sees me breaking a sweat in my living room, doing lunges, hops and squats to the rhythms of cheap techno beats. Oh I’m not talking about the wiiiiii and all those new high-tech things, just the old DVD! I mean seriously: the roads, hills, mountains, 100miles bike ride, marathon, ultra, triathlon, you name it, will give you a deserved sweat and amazing feeling of accomplishment (and it’s just so Bad Ass), but a DVD? The truth is that yes, it can give you quite a good deal for your time. Oh, and remember that article On Running and Injuries? Well THIS is the perfect prevention/healing plan!
I like to think that I’m in pretty good cardiovascular shape and quite strong.. but these always challenge me:
- Rock Hard Total Body by Marco Reed (ExerciseTv)
It’s a 40 min (no stretching included) of full body and cardio blast. And I mean the Cardio blast! The design is 45sec. intense all-out on one move, then 15sec. rest, then onto the next move, etc. So it’s always alternating 45 work 15 rest.
My Favorite move:
(as fast as you can with most power in the jump while keeping a good form)
***the stick figures are an original idea of Marie (told you I liked it!)
For this workout all you’ll need is a set of dumbbells. I use the 5lbs and my boyfriend uses the 10lbs, and it kills both of us!
Pro: great cardio, and weight workout
Con: could use a bit more abs
- No More Trouble Zones by Jillian Michaels
It’s a 40 min. circuit training targeting arms, but, hips, tummy, and all those little imperfections. I don’t get much of a cardio workout, but my muscles are certainly working. It’s HARD! Use 3lbs-8 lbs (I use 3lbs and 5lbs depending on the move). Overall, that’s one of my favorite full-body sculpting DVD.
- Perfect Abs by Bodywisdom Media
It’s divided in two categories: Beginner and Advanced. Each have three sections and they are all are very challenging. What I like about it, is that it’s STRAIGHT TO THE POINT and it really works you out (the burning feeling in your abs!). The one thing I don’t like is her voice, but that’s why Mute exists 🙂 (Ok, that wasn’t very nice)!
So what’s your (honest) opinion on workout DVDs, and which ones are your favorites?
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