Posts tagged thighs
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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Tone and Shape At Home Workout

We are in an Arctic freeze here in the Chicagoland area so I thought we could all use a fun and effective at home workout. This workout will not only get your heart rate up to help you burn calories by boosting your metabolism, but it will help you tone and shape your full body by creatively using your body weight…all in the comfort of your own home! So put on your tennis shoes and get to work!

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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! 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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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. 

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