How To’s: Dumbbell 21’s

Dumbbell 21’s are an exercise that includes double bicep curling. They’re famously named 21’s because you do three sets of 7 repetitions without resting. They’re unique in that they work the muscle at every strength curve, and you have three. This is why for the first set you curl half way up, second set you…

Rediscover You

If I had to choose two words to describe the last two years of my life they would be overcome and rediscover. To make a long story really short about two years ago my husband and I made a very quick decision to move to South Carolina. At this time I was a lost. My…

How To’s: Kettlebell Figure 8’s

Kettlebell figure 8’s are great for working the hamstrings, butt, back, arms, and core. To do them correctly you need to position your legs a little wider than your shoulders, slight bend in the knees and bend at the hips when you go down. It shouldn’t be a squat. When you come up thrust your…

How To’s: Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell swings are great for the legs, back, butt, and core–among other things. They are a great full body movement. Be sure to bend at the hips, not in the legs. Stand with a slight bend in the knee’s and try to bring the torso as parallel with the floor as possible. Give it a…

How To’s: Kettlebell Squats

Kettlebell squats are an excellent exercise that is primarily for the legs. When we do kettlebell squats appropriately we shouldn’t feel a whole lot in the lower back. We should have proper squat form (usually standing at shoulder width, or slightly wider with toes slightly turned out) and go down as comfortably low as possible….

How To’s: Alternating Kettlebell Swings

Alternating kettlebell swings are another variety of kettlebell swings. They consist of the same exact motion that you would find with kettlebell swings, which include: good squat stance (little wider than shoulders), slight bend in the knees, bending at the hips until your torso is parallel with the floor. However, when you come up and…

How Changing WHEN you Eat Can Help you Lose Weight

Last week in our post Understanding Metabolism, we discussed some of the basics of metabolism and how our bodies process food and calories. Be sure to check that post out if you want to catch up on what we’re discussing today. There are a few things I want to address specifically when it comes to…

Permanently Quarantined

Quarantine. Confinement. Alone. Separated. Those words have such a negative connotation, and for good reason. When you read them you begin to feel their effects as your mood shifts from positive to gloomy. We’ve lived our whole lives out in the open, free to go here and there, see those we love, and then suddenly…

Understanding Metabolism

Diet can be hard to get right when it comes to losing weight. A lot of people have the assumption that if they eat less they will lose weight. However, this is not always the case, and it can actually cause you to gain weight. First, we need to lay the groundwork for how calorie…

East Coast Beaches Review

A1A Beaches, FL A1A, also known as “Beachfront Avenue,” is one of the coolest places you could visit along the east coast. I suppose I should rephrase it as being a place to it being several places. A1A Runs almost the full length of Florida’s east coast with several stops along the way. The beaches…