Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Work Outs

So during the past few months I've been working out a lot more (this means I'm working out at all) and some exercises have really worked for me, while others...not so much. A lot of people have notice that I've been slimming down, and have asked what I' doing to tone up and gain the muscles mass So today, I'm going to tell you (and show you) the exercises I've been doing, then as I find new things I will make new posts. Note: I am using the original images from where I found the exercises. There will also be a link.

Love Handles

Abs are made in the kitchen!
So first off, I saw this picture today and it is very true! Exercise is obviously essential to a healthy body/lifestyle, but if you aren't eating right, keeping hydrated and getting sleep it's not going to do much. Once your diet is back on track, add these three waist-whittling moves to your regular workout   to keep love handles at bay.

Side Bends
Stand with your feet hip distance apart, arms at your sides. As you reach down toward your toes with one arm, lift the other one up toward your waist, placing your hand on your hip. Alternate sides with one arm up, one arm down. Do 100 reps.

Standing Twists
Place your hands behind your head, elbows out wide and knees slightly bent. Isolate your core, making sure your hips don't move. Twist to one side then the other, alternating sides Do 100 reps. For me I bring arms in front of me, bent with elbows touching because that's the only way I can isolate my core.

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Cross Body Mountain Climber

  • Start in a push up position
  • Bring your right knee towards your left elbow then return to the start position
  • Be sure to keep abs tight while performing exercise
  • Then bring your left knee towards your right elbow then return to start position
  • Do 10 reps each side so 20 in one set

Side Plank

  • Lying on your side raise your body with your elbow and feet
  • Make sure your body is in a straight line
  • Hold yourself in this position for 5-10 seconds while breathing normally
  • Let yourself down and relax then repeat
  • Be sure to do each side 3 sets of 5-10 seconds
  • Modified version is performed on knees

Spiderman Pushup

  • Start in a normal push up position
  • Lower yourself down until you are about an inch from the floor
  • Bring your right knee up to your right elbow while keeping your foot off the floor
  • Push up while returning your leg to the start position
  • Alternate sides and do 8-10 reps per side

Full Site

In my pinning adventure I stumbled onto this site which introduced me to Amanda Russel.
Amanda Russell
I'm not going  to go into detail about her workouts or any of her moves.. Go to this page, watch the video and you will be just as obsessed as I am. Her workouts are amazing and fast. She's also gorgeous and super fit. Go now.

Abs and Lower Belly

This stretch will bring your hips back to where they should be, ease forward pressure on your lower back, and dial back the lower belly bulge. For  ore information on why this works/ why it's important, view the full site


If you are seeking  pancake-flat, carved-up lower abs and a razor-sharp V-cut, The Lower Abs Trifecta is a great way to go. It's simple, quick and yet, I've found it rather effective.
This is a superset of 3 different lower abs exercises back-to-back, without rest. Find an open floor space or flat weight-lifting bench,

1. Ab Pulse Ups

Complete 15 Ab Pulse Ups,  Once this gets too easy, hold a dumbbell in between your feet as you pulse upwards.

2. Reverse Crunch

Without resting, immediately do 12 Reverse Crunches. Once this gets too easy, hold a dumbbell in between your feet as you crunch inward.

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 76 2 UberExercise    The Lower Abs Trifecta [Abs]

3. Ab V Holds

Without resting, immediately do an Ab V Hold for 60 seconds, or for as long as you can. Description below.

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 4.Rest 1 minute and 30 seconds.
 5. Repeat steps 1-5 two more times, for a total of 3 LATs.
   For the full tutorial, or more detailed instructions- click here


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Step Ups

Step Ups

Walking up flights of stairs is great for your tush, but stepping up onto a chair is a more effective move since the step height is greater. Make sure you're using a stable and sturdy chair that can support your weight without sliding. Stand in front of your chair and place your right foot in the center of the seat. Step up onto the chair and bring your left knee forward and up. Lower yourself back to the floor, with the foot landing quietly.Switch legs and repeat. That completes one rep. Do 15 to 20 reps total. (This is my favorite. It's great cardio, and I've seen amazing results)

Superman Booty Lifts

Superman Booty Lifts

 Make this exercise even more challenging for your tush and hamstrings by squeezing an exercise ball between your lower legs.Lie on your belly and hold an exercise ball between your feet. Extend your arms straight out in front of you. As you inhale, squeeze the ball and lift your knees, arms, and chest off the floor. Hold for a count of 10 and then slowly release your body back to the floor. Repeat for a total of 15 to 20 lifts. For the complete site, detailed instruction, and even more exercises, click here.

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