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HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO RUN TO LOSE WEIGHT

It’s common to see women who are trying to lose weight or stay in shape run into their wheels fall off.  Whether it’s on the treadmill or outdoors, running seems to consecutively be the cardio of choice. But you may ask, when is it enough to reach your ideal body weight? Well it’s time to put all the questions you may have to rest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends losing one to two pounds per week for a healthy and sustainable weight loss. And running 30 minutes each day could be the first steps to reaching that goal. Running is one of the best weight loss techniques and it's also one of the most accessible. You don't need a fancy gym membership or expensive...

STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY FOR 2016

So for the year of 2016, I would like to organize the training so that not only will you be educated on form and technique, but also understand how your body works and the reasons why you may not be seeing results.  The focus will be weight training, proper body alignment, and workout routines. These next few weeks will address and debunk the myths about weight training and help reshape your body so that it’s lean and strong.    #Teamfitthursdays...

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GAINING HOLIDAY FAT!

Every year when the holiday season comes around, many tend to get that unexplainable lazy feeling of not wanting to work out, and just overindulging in homemade cooked food without any limitations.  It has become mentally acceptable to eat whatever you want regardless of the high carb and sugar content, and/or also disregarding the portion size and time of day.   It’s reported that the average American gains about a pound between Halloween and New Year's. It may not seem like much at once, but it could be, if every holiday season your adding holiday fat without subtracting from it throughout the year. Click on the link below to learn more about what’s referred to as “creeping obesity” and the tricks to avoid that extra weight...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: GET YOUR ABS FIRED UP!

We are continuing our exercises from home segment. We know that training your abs will not reduce belly fat, only diet and loosing overall fat will reduce the belly fat.  Even though that may be the case we must still train the abdominal muscles and treat them like any other muscle group in the body to keep everything in balance and strong.  Here is a great way to get your abs fired up!  Grab a chair and start your leg raises clearing the chair.  Place your arms on the floor for stability and begin alternating raising your legs from sides to side.   Be sure to keep your lower back flat on the floor.  Perform 4 sets of 15 repetitions each set.  If you have any...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: YOU WANT GOOD POSTURE YOU GOTTA WORK THOSE HAMSTRINGS!

Here’s another great exercise that you can do from the comfort of your home.  Hamstring curls with bands.  Well- developed hamstrings will help you maintain good posture, and prevent leg injuries.  Because your hamstrings cross the knee and hip joints, they work to bend your knees and draw your hips backwards. When executing explosive movement, these muscles play an important part in shifting the load from your knees to your hips.  Take a band and safely wrap it around a sturdy post, as you see on the video mine is wrapped around my stair rails.  Place the band around your ankles and begin bending the knees towards your glutes.  Be sure to have enough resistance while you pull, and flex the hamstring muscles as you pull...

LIFT THE BURDEN OFF YOUR BACK WITH THIS EXERCISE OF THE WEEK

As requested by many of you, we are continuing with our workouts from home.  In this week’s workout we are targeting back muscles with bands. Why work your back?  Think about all the bending and twisting that you do with your back, and think about all the stress that you put your back under.  So let's keep your back healthy by making it stronger and keeping it functional. Stretch the band to the sides with elbow slightly bent, squeezing your back muscles as you stretch the band to the sides.  Perform 3 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.  If you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com Enjoy your workout! SPANISH TRANSLATION: Solicitado por muchos de ustedes seguimos con nuestros entrenamientos desde su casa. En esta semana...

FLAPPY ARMS FLY AWAY WITH THIS WORKOUT !

I know many of us lead busy lives and sometimes we can’t get to the gym, so I'm bringing the gym to your home from my home!  Every once in a while you may see a cat or two trying to cross the camera and join me in an exercise, but don't mind them. Let's get started!  Pec flies with bands, this exercise works your pecs, shoulders, and core muscles.  Be sure to lean forward just a bit, pull your abdominal muscles back towards your spine.   Keep elbows slightly bent.  Flex your chest, hold it for one second then back to start position.  Perform 4 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.   As always if you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com SPANISH TRANSLATION: En las próximas semanas voy a...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: WHY — USE WEIGHTS, WHEN YOU CAN — USE YOUR OWN BODY WEIGHT!

Moving your own body weight can take you further than you can possibly imagine regardless of the goals you have set out for yourself.  Not only do you have the ability to workout right from your own home, but proper body weight movement is extremely joint friendly and allows for a more natural range of motion. Body weight exercises teach people how to utilize full body tension, which is a prerequisite for learning how to control free weights. So here's a way to work on performing your own body weight dips.  Start by controlling the down part of the movement (negatives) As you can see in the video I used a low back extension rack.  Jump up to the start position and work on slowing down...