Quick Arms and Abs Workout

Do you ever get tired of doing the same workouts over and over and not seeing the results you want?!  That was me a few weeks ago.  I was stuck in the same routine and realized that my body wasn’t changing because I had plateaued (you have to keep your body guessing in order to become stronger and to see results).

So, I went from circuit training and HIIT workouts to doing Tabata.  And I have to say that I love it!  I look forward to my workouts and I do feel that my strength has increased.

Tabata is basically doing one exercise for a designated time amount, having a small break, and then performing the same exercise again.  There are many different styles of Tabata.  Lately, I have been doing one exercise for 20 seconds, with a 10 second rest in between, for 8 rounds.  Other variations include doing an exercise for 50 seconds, with a ten second rest or even one exercise for 50 seconds and another for 10 seconds.  There are many variations but the key is repetition!

I have two Tabata workouts on my Youtube playlist and think that they are both effective (although I am a bit biased :). ). Here is the Arms and Abs Tabata if you want to give it a try.  All you need is a pair of dumbbells (or water bottles), some comfy clothes and some water.  In addition, this workout is less than 20 minutes so it can easily fit into a busy day.

Have a great workout and please let me know how you feel about Tabata ❤

No Equipment, No Problem! Perform these exercises anywhere!

Do you ever get the urge to workout but stop yourself because you don’t have any equipment?!  No equipment, no problem!

Try these 3 exercises in your bedroom, in a hotel room or even at a park.  All you need is a chair, a bench, a couch or a bed frame.

Perform 10-15 repetitions of each exercise, 3x through.  Please note that with exercise #2, you will need to perform the exercise on each side.

I hope that you enjoy.  For full body workouts in real time, please visit my Youtube channel.

Plank Variations for Fitness Friday

Sometimes in fitness (and in life!) staying still is the hardest. However, it can also be the most effective
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Try these plank variations that will challenge you to stay still:

1) Knee to elbow hold

2) Side plank angel

3) High plank lifting one leg

Try to hold each for 30 seconds and make sure to perform them on both sides.
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Enjoy and happy Fitness Friday!