Posts tagged cardio
Total Leg Burnout Circuits

If you are looking for a challenging lower body workout, but don’t want to use any equipment, then this is the workout for you! This leg and ab circuit will test our ability to push through the burn so that you can make gains in muscle tone, strength and endurance. It’s a fun twist to your traditional workouts that you can do absolutely anywhere…home, vacation, hotel, ANYWHERE! The concept of progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed on the body during training allowing you to sculpt, tone and increase endurance. So, put down your weights and grab a friend. I promise you will feel the leg burnout!

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Killer Kettlebell Full Body Circuit

The kettlebell is such a versatile piece of gym equipment. You can find them almost anywhere and they take up almost no space at all…perfect! So, whether you take this workout to the gym, do this in your own backyard or do this on vacation, you will burn calories and tone your upper and lower body with this fun and effective circuit!

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Double THE BURN cardio core

This is a version of our "CARDIO/CORE" workout and with just a slight modification….you double up your cardio and core exercises. The 2 cardio exercises get your heart rate up followed by the 2 core exercised that give you time to recover while also crushing your core.    It's a simple workout that burns calories and strengthens your core. You need no equipment and can do this anywhere....at home, outside, in your hotel room...truly anywhere!  

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21 Minute HIIT Rower Workout

This HIIT Rower workout will bast body fat and define muscle...all in only 21 minutes!

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it's all one sided full body workout

As a mom of 5 girls, I find I am constantly seeking balance in my life. With a hectic schedule, I am always looking for ways to balance my daily schedule. It got me to thinking about balance in my workouts. It is easy to develop imbalances (right/left asymmetries) as a result of past injuries or just because you have a naturally dominant side. When you perform a bilateral exercise, your stronger side compensates by taking on more of the load than your weaker side. By performing exercises that challenge one side of your body at a time (unilateral exercises) you prevent muscle imbalances from developing, improve your core strength, challenge your brain (your nervous system builds new brain synapses) and prevent injuries. What’s not to love about that?!

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Reshape your lower body with this weight and band workout

Resistance training is a must to shape and tone your lower body. Using both weights and resistance bands gives you a very effective workout to challenge your thighs and glutes. By supersetting the thigh and glute exercises you are able to efficiently work through this workout while really challenging yourself. I love it! Warning…if you choose the right weights, you WILL be sore! It’s a total leg burnout! Is there anything better than feeling sore after a leg workout??? I think not! To me it says: JOB WELL DONE!

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Get ‘er done full body workout

Resistance training is such an important part of any exercise routine because it is the one thing that allows you to build lean muscle. Why do we like lean muscle, you ask. Well, for me its two fold; one-muscle is metabolically active so your metabolism gets a boost and helps you burn fat (yippee!) and two-muscles help keep you strong for all your daily functional activities. It’s like we say, HEALTHY LIFE, HAPPY LIFE! Total body workouts are always a winner for me because I am hitting all my major muscle groups in one workout. You throw in strength/resistance training with some cardio and abs and you have hit the trifecta!

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Back to School Workout Series

With 3 daughters heading off to college this Fall, I wanted to put together a workout series that they could easily incorporate into their collegeate routine. Finding time to exercise can not only help you fight the college weight gain, but it can improve your focus and concentration as well as improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress. There are 4 workouts in this Back to School Workout Series.  If you are working out 3 days a week, I would suggest doing the upper body workout,  lower body workout and cardio core workout.  If you are wanting to make fitness part of your daily routine, I would suggest doing  upper body, cardio/core, full body, cardio/core, lower body. So colleatates...start your year off not only nourishing your mind, but also nourishing your body. Healthy life, happy life!

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Booty Blaster!

What an effective workout...if I do say so myself!  Cindy and I just did this workout with our ladies and I know they would all agree with it targeting our challenge areas;  buttocks and inner thighs! I am have been walking around like I just got off a horse for days now-ha!  If you want to work and tone your legs, then this is the workout for you!  The combination of superset strength exercises, burst of HIIT cardio and the Pilates finisher will definately help you achieve the strong, toned legs you desire.  

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21 Minute Burn and Tone FULL BODY CHALLENGE

Short on time?  This workout is 21 minutes and is a perfect full body, fat burning workout that you can do anywhere!

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mix it up total body challenge

This is a killer full body challenge that will transform your body!  There are 4 circuits in this workout and they are grouped by strength circuits and conditioning circuits.  The strength circuits address your full body and will stimulate muscle growth.  The conditioning circuits address your cardio and will help you burn fat.  Mix up your workout routine with this winning combination! 

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Calorie crushing circuit

 We really believe it is important to constantly confuse your muscles in order to effectively burn calories and keep your fitness journey from hitting a plateau.  This cardio/core workout is a very effective calorie burning HIIT circuit that requires no equipment. It will shock your metabolism into high gear and supercharge your calorie burn!  And you can do it at home!  If you really want to up your calorie burn....do this circuit outside!  Any time I take my workouts to my backyard, I can count on doubling my calorie burn and getting a good sweat on!  YAHOO!  It’s the perfect calorie crushing workout!

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no equipment total body tone

This is a short, but effective workout.  It's quick and efficient!  The format allows you to go at your own pace, so you're in control.  No excuses, gang!  Even if you're pressed for time, you can find 21 minutes.  No equipment is needed, tone your total body and burn some calories.  You want to burn even more calories...do this workout outside!  Fantastic!  

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Transforming Tabata Leg Workout

Tabata is great to get a quick workout in if you're short on time, you need to switch up your routine, or you want improve endurance and speed. This leg workout is a version of the tabata style that has both cardio and strength exercises in each set so you not only burn calories, but you are sculpting your muscles as well. Total leg burnout!

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total leg burnout CIRCUITS

If you are looking for a challenging lower body workout, but don’t want to use any equipment, then this is the workout for you! This leg and ab circuit will test our ability to push through the burn so that you can make gains in muscle tone, strength and endurance. It’s a fun twist to your traditional workouts that you can do absolutely anywhere…home, vacation, hotel, ANYWHERE! The concept of progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed on the body during training allowing you to sculpt, tone and increase endurance. So, put down your weights and grab a friend. I promise you will feel the leg burnout!

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Low Impact Beginner Cardio/Core Workout

This is a great workout for beginners, for anyone nursing an injury that requires low impact cardio, or if you just want an effective workout without a lot of jumping.  In only 21 minutes (if you do this workout at 30/15)  you can burn calories, strengthen your core,  feel good about your effort and take all those positive endorphines into the rest of your day.  

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Powerful Kettlebell Leg Burnout Circuit

This is one of my "go to" lower body workouts when I want to really feel the burn!  It will challenge your quads and glutes from beginning to end!  Because you are working the large muscles of your lower body, you will burn serious calories....I burned over 500!  It’s a total leg burnout! All you need is 1-2 kettlebells (can also use dumbbells) and you can do it anywhere.  We love using kettlebells because they are so versitile and easy to use.

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