How To’s: Tricep Kickbacks

Tricep kickbacks are intended to target and isolate the tricep muscle located on the posterior side of the arm. They’ll get your arms burning! I often recommend these for individuals who are trying to cut down on under arm fat. Although it will not totally get rid of excess fat, it will however help tighten…

How To’s: Rotating Bicep Curls

Traditional bicep curls will target the biceps well. However, adding in different variations is always good for keeping workouts fresh, muscle shaping, and various training regimen. Rotating bicep curls start the dumbbell with a neutral grip (palms facing each other). As you curl up you’re going to rotate the dumbbell until the palm is up,…

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: Quick Core

Try this quick 1.5 minute core workout. You can do it as many times through as you want, or switch out the moves as you see fit. The ones I’ve included are: Rope Climbers Russian Twist In & Outs Try your best to keep your abdomen tight and feet up off the ground. There shouldn’t…

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…

5 MINUTE CORE (VIDEO)

Take a look at this quick 5 min core workout. You can switch it up any way that you would like. Be on the lookout for more quick workouts.

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…

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…