Witness the Fitness Workout: Week 3

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Have you asked yourself lately WHY you exercise? Is it because it makes you feel great afterward, or because you have a goal you're working toward? I'm going to be honest, I work out for two reasons: 1. I want to be strong. 2. I want to feel beautiful. I love how good it feels to know that the same great legs rocking my high-heeled boots can carry me for miles and miles, up and over a mountain, do sprints through the grass playing catch with my friend's dogs, or allow me to enjoy a … [Read more...]

Witness the Fitness Challenge Week 2

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Who's ready for WTF Week 2? WTF, WTF! Is what everyone doing the #witnessthefitness challenge says to themselves about halfway through round 2 of one of these crazy effective circuits! You guys are doing great! It takes dedication to stick to commitments we make to ourselves - so I'm glad you're back for more and going strong! If you missed Week 1, be sure to check it out and get the moves! This week's workout is sneaky! 7 more moves to target your entire body - and while some of them … [Read more...]

Fat-Burning Bodyweight Move of the Day: Burpees

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Burpees - my favorite total-body, fat-burning, get-shredded exercise!! The awesome Maddie B of paleogirlinthecity talks me through perfect form in 3 variations of this bodyweight move you can do in your living room. Burpees are a killer full body exercise that get your heart rate up, engage multiple muscle groups, and will whip your sexy butt into shape! Get Shredded, Be Awesome, Do Burpees! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coQmUA9-dLA     … [Read more...]

Endurance Tabatas and Strength Circuit

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**updated 11/9/13: Ultra Trainer may be an outdated App. I am currently using Seconds Pro. This is a fun workout I've been playing around with lately as an alternative to regular tabatas. If you're not familiar with the concept of "tabata" it's a specific format for high intensity interval training (HIIT) that employs a sequence of 20 second work periods followed by 10 seconds of rest over a 4-minute period. You can add tabatas to anything, running, cycling, rowing, situps, squats - you … [Read more...]

Back Strengthening Exercises for Less Back Pain

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Back day today. Have you tried a TRX? It's an awesome system, great for all kinds of bodyweight exercises like these bodyweight rows. The deeper the angle of your body, the harder they get. Don't neglect your back training.  One of the most common injuries I've treated as a structural alignment practitioner has been rotator cuff injuries. Know why? Because we use our chest and forward movement muscle groups for everything - causing them to develop and get more wear and tear than our … [Read more...]