This Sunday night, the Walking Dead is back and I couldn’t be more excited!!
For those of you who don’t know I am a HUGE fan of this show. Mike and I binge watched all of the episodes during the mid-season break last year and those Governor episodes were so awesome, weren’t they? He was truly the BEST villain of the show so far.
In honor of its return, I wanted to share this Walking Dead Workout by Tony Horton featuring 6 moves to get you in epic zombie-fighting shape! It’s less than 20 minutes long, so it should be easy to fit into your day.
Now grab your weapon of choice and BRING IT!
I know Tony isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I had to laugh at the water and blood effects that they added to this video.
I hope you’ve been liking the mini-workouts I’ve been sharing. I know everyone gets bored of their routines, needs to shake things up a bit or maybe you just haven’t committed to a full workout program yet. If you like these, please comment below so I can share more of them.
Also, feel free to post your thoughts on tonight episode, I’m always up for a little Walking Dead talk!
Last week we focused on your booty and the week before we did some ab work, so I thought this week we should show some love to our arms.
Everyone loves sexy arms and I don’t just mean on guys. Muscle tone is sexy on women too…especially when they wear tank tops, strapless dresses and bathing suits. That may sound a little shallow, but we all care about how we look as well as being healthy. I prefer to call that honesty.
Speaking of honesty, we are already halfway through January, which means our time for hiding behind bulky sweaters is almost over. Tank top season is going to be here before we know it and there is no better time to start working on your summer body than during the winter.
In this 15 minute workout, Tony Horton will take us through 8-10 reps of 7 moves to help strengthen and define our arms.
Don’t be intimidated by lifting weights or that Tony can be a little advanced. It doesn’t take a lot of weight to get started. Grab some 5’s & 10’s and see how they feel! Everyone has to start somewhere, just grab some weight and give it a shot.
Who’s ready to try this sexy warrior arms workout?!
0:21 Hammer Curl Press
2:21 Pterodactyl Kickbacks
4:25 Band Pulldowns
6:21 Alt Delt Raise Tricep Push-up
8:57 In and Out Curls
10:56 Temp Skull Crushers
12:58 Alt Bicep Curl
I highly recommend doing a quick warm-up and cool-down before doing these. Arm circles, arm swings, light to no weight bicep curls and some over head shoulder stretches are all great ways to get the blood flowing. Your muscles will thank you…trust me!
If you haven’t started on your resolution to get healthy this year or if you started and feel off the wagon, this is the time to recommit. You CAN do this…you just need to focus, believe and build a support system around yourself.
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Today’s featured workout will help you to shape and define a bootylicious booty. Our glutes and hamstring are two of the most powerful muscle groups in our body, and they are also responsible for us ladies looking good in a pair of yoga pants or skinny jeans. Shallow statement? Yes. But you know you’ve all thought it!
I’m also including a stretch video because we have to treat our muscles to a little TLC, right?!
I love working my lower body and I personally find that I see results very quickly in this area. Whenever you work your lower body, there is also a cardio effect, so don’t be alarmed if you feel your heart-rate increase.
Both of these bootylicious lower body workout videos come from Autumn Calabrese (creator of 21 Day Fix) and will help you tighten and tone your body with a few basic moves.
5 Moves for a Firm Booty:
I would recommend doing 3-5 rounds of this, depending on your fitness level and available time. If you’re short on time but don’t feel enough of a burn after 3 rounds, try doing them with weights to up the intensity but keep your workout time short.
Lower Body Stretches:
Repeat with Roll Forward on other side
Cat & Cow
Make sure you do the stretching routine after the booty workout. Stretching is very important, especially when it comes to your lower body. If you still feel sore, check out this post I did on foam rolling. Your body will thank you!
The New Year is here, your holiday vacation is over and you are feeling motivated to stay on track with your fitness, right?!
Why not utilize some downtime at work to get a little extra movement in?
We all know we can park a little further from the entrance, take the stairs instead of the elevator and skip the fattening latte from the drive-thru on our way into work… but did you know you could work your abs with the help of your office chair?
If you’re sitting at work, have some privacy (because your coworkers may look at you like you’re crazy if they see you doing this – or then again, you may inspire them) and 5 minutes until your next meeting, or you’re waiting for a phone call, why not use that opportunity to get in a quick office workout for your abs?
Today I am sharing a workout by Autumn Calabrese (creator of the 21 Day Fix), which will show you 5 CORE MOVES you can do at your desk using only your OFFICE CHAIR!
I bet you’ll never look at your office chair the same way again, right? Even if you can’t do all of these moves at your desk, why not incorporate a few of them throughout your day to help you stay on track and reach your goals a little faster? Plus if you work from home like I do? You have no excuse to not do these moves!
Today we are doing total body resistance exercises using a band! If you’ve ever purchased a Beachbody program, you probably have one of these laying around. If you don’t have a set, you can purchase them at Target, Walmart, your local sporting goods store. You can also pick up a door attachment for them at the same retailers.
In this video you will get 7 moves for a total body fat burning workout with resistance bands – you are going to love them, especially because you do 3 sets of them all in about 20 minutes!
7 Moves for Total Body Fat Burning:
Row + Squat
Chest Fly + Transverse Twist
Lat Pull + Back Lunge
Single Arm Row + Single Leg Squat
Incline Press + Curtsy
Sumo Squat + Switch Grip
The intensity of your workout will also depend on which color band your choose, so this workout can definitely grow with you!
I hope you are enjoying these weekly mini-workout videos. They are a great way to change things up and to ensure that you get a workout in despite a hectic schedule. Workouts like this one are also perfect to do while on vacation. The bands can easily fit into your luggage without taking up a lot of room.
Don’t worry if you can’t complete 3 rounds of this yet, you’ll work your way up to it. You could even break these up and do 1.5 rounds in the morning and 1.5 in evening until you are able to complete all 3 at one time.
Fitness is simply about moving more, challenging your body and doing more than you did yesterday.