FoxNews Workout Wednesday: ChristmasEve ‘Quickie’ Workout

IMG_9470Merry Christmas EVE! I know you’re tempted to skip your workout today but DONT!  There’s no need to.  Here’s a workout you can do in 8 minuets in your own home.  You don’t need any equipment so before your brain tries to convince you otherwise, grab your sneakers, and get moving!  Your kids or partner may want to join you so try to get them on board to make it a fun, group workout.  If you’re familiar with tabata style workouts then you can also use these 4 moves for an 8min tabata round. Click on this link for a tabata timer you can use for free if  you don’t already have one.  Otherwise, follow the directions below and please warm up if you haven’t already!

Also, if you haven’t already please watch today’s Fox New’s My Carolinas segment!  I work hard on the material I put out for all you guys so watching, liking, re-posting and sharing what you like on social media is the best way you can show me your gratitude and help me get to where I want to be:)  Click here or on the picture to see today’s segment.

Warm Up:  5min of stair climbing w/ 20 crunches done every minuet (so you’ll end up doing 5 rounds of 20sit ups)

Christmas Eve ‘Quickie’ Workout

*Do each move in workout for 45sec, rest 15sec between moves
*Get as many rounds in as you have time for!

Workout
• Plie Squats
• Alt. Crescent Lunge
• Push Up Kick Through (modification: Mountain Climbers)
• Crab Kicks
• Side to Side Jump Squats

repeat

Hold Camel Pose for 10-30sec.

Monday Motivation

16409_10100439589191986_4168272604786692436_nInstead of looking for motivation, BE the motivation.  We’re always observing one another so be someone who raises the bar and is known for inspiring people to push themselves.  You don’t have to be the best to inspire others, you just have to show your relentless spirit!  Don’t settle for halfway and never give up no matter what you’re facing.  Tap into your strength and let your potential shine!

Workout with Barbells

Its hard to choose my favorite piece of equipment but the barbell is in my top 3 for sure. Barbells help to build muscular balance and offer increased stability which allows us to lift heavier weights. Lifting heavyweights means we can stimulate and overload more muscle fibers which causes gains in strength & muscle mass. This is good because more muscle means we’ve become stronger and our bodies look toned and sculpted. I love yoga and I think cardio is an important component to all exercise regimen’s, but you can’t achieve a sculpted & toned look with cardio & bodyweight exercises alone because you need weight baring moves to #challenge and change your body shape. So drop that old school way of thinking and get in the weight room today! If you already lift weights then increase your weight today. Your body craves the challenge and you’ll love the way the stronger version of yourself feels.
Monday Workout
equipment: Barbell or KB
Round1
3rounds, rest when needed
Deadlift x15
Dips x12
Burpees x9
Upright Row x6

Round2
3rounds, no rest
Walking Lunges w/ 25lb weight overhead x15
Plank x60secliftweights