I am excited to present to you the “Lean in 2013″ workout series.
I have approached some of the Northwest’s Best Personal Trainers and have asked each of them to provide their best, kick-butt workout. I told them people are busy, so it needed to be quick, effective and efficient.
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One thing we’ve heard from many clients is how busy they are. In fact, it’s the number one reason someone won’t start or will stop an exercise program. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day to get everything done!
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The parties are almost here, and if you’ve remained committed to the program (5 weeks to go, 4 weeks to go, 3 weeks to go, 2 weeks to go)….you should be feeling great.
Happy Holidays, and I’ll see you next year! Be sure to stay tuned for my “Getting Lean & Mean in 2013″ program starting soon!
Follow the last four weeks’ exercises and add today’s exercises to the program while trying this cardio variation below.
Start with a short, easy five-minute warm-up. Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice, such as running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with four minutes at an easy pace and then for one minute, pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set four times for a 20-minute workout. Do this workout three times this week on alternating days.
Bicep curl + plie squat:
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The holiday season can be crazy, making it very difficult to stick to a fitness program. I know you’re busy, but your health is worth a small commitment of three workouts this week. Try this week’s cardio focus, follow weeks the workouts I gave you for 5 weeks to go, 4 weeks to go and 3 weeks to go. Then add today’s exercises to the program.
Click HERE for images of each exercise.
Start with a short, easy five-minute warm-up. Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice, such as running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with 20 seconds at an easy pace, and then for 40 seconds pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set 20 times for a 20-minute workout. Do this workout three times this week on alternating days.
Step ups + bicep curls:
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Hopefully you have been doing the workouts I gave you for 5 weeks to go until New Year’s and 4 weeks to go until New Year’s. Now you have 3 weeks left until New Year’s Eve and you want to look smashing right? Well, this week’s workout will help get you there.
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I have spent hours and hours coming up with THE BEST total body workout that you will ever find!
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We are so excited to be launching the revolutionary new PUMPKIN WORKOUT. This workout is going to change your body and CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Be one of the first in the whole world to get a glimpse at this workout that is going to be the latest rage! Be sure to turn your volume up on your computer and watch with your entire family!
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Snow, snow, snow on the mountains. For many of us in the Northwest, the only thing that can get us through the wet months that lay ahead is knowing that if it’s raining down here, it’s snowing in the mountains!
Skiing and snowboarding are amazing sports and they are very intense. Be prepared to hit the mountain with some strength this winter. Try these workouts to get you there!
After a light warm-up, do these exercises below 3 times per week on alternating days. Do each of the four exercises for one minute with a 30 second table top in between each exercise. That will take you about 6 minutes. Take a 2 minute break, and then do it again. It will only take you 15 minutes, but it should be a fast-paced, intense workout to make it count. Be sure to fit in Read more on Exercises For Skiing and Snowboarding…
In the summer, I’m always outside — cycling, running and hiking — but as the weather gets a little colder and the nights a little darker, I find I spend a lot less time outdoors.
Although I still get outdoors to run (because I have the right gear!), during the fall and winter months I like to start taking more indoor classes, using my indoor rock climbing membership at The Source rock climbing gym more and ramp up my weight training.
Here are a few of my favorite resistance training exercises:
Upper Body: Assisted Chin-ups
(You can use a Gravitron so you don’t need to pull your full body weight). As you pull with your arms, your body will lift upward. Stop once your chin has cleared the bar. Slowly return to the starting position. Attempt to achieve full range of motion without locking out on your elbows. Try to focus on pulling with the muscles in your back rather than your arms. Perform a set of eight to 12 reps. Read more on Find Your Indoor Workout Sweet Spot…
Fall is a time when LOTS of people are starting to make fitness goals and I want to make sure that you reach those goals. You probably read my blog post from last week where I told you how to set reasonable goals for yourself.
Now I would like to share my Top 10 Fall Fitness Program Guidelines. Follow these guidelines and you will be well on your way to seeing serious results this fall!
1: Aerobic exercise: The American College of Sports Medicine recommends aerobic exercise three to five days/week for 20-60 minutes each session to maximize fitness gains and fat loss.
2: Resistance exercise: Regular strength training workouts are critical to maximize fat loss, build bone density, improve posture, develop muscle tone and slow down the aging process. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the weight room.
3: Eat 5 small meals and snacks each day. Studies indicate that when people eat more regularly throughout the day, they are less likely to overeat or indulge in less-healthy choices.
4: Drink five 16-ounce glasses of water every day. Our body is 50-60 percent water, and when we are dehydrated, our body and its organs and systems don’t function at their optimal level.
5: Focus on what you should be eating instead of what you shouldn’t be eating. Ensure you consume five vegetable and three fruit servings every day.
6: Practice the 80:20 rule. Read more on Fall Fitness Goals: Program Guidelines…