Low Impact Total Body Strength

Low Impact Total Body Strength

Low Impact Total Body Strength

A total body, low impact workout for all levels of fitness.

I hate filming workouts on my own. It’s more fun when loving husband is with me. But, alas he cannot make it when I film during the weekday (he’s got this thing called a real job he tells me).

So, for this workout I thought I would bring Bella along with me. To keep me company.

Bell’s is my four-legged best bud.

She’s cute as a button, spoiled rotten and is a very good dog… with the exception of this workout.

She barked and barked and barked.

So, my apologizes right off the bat. This is not the most professional workout I have shoot.

But, in my defence you do get what you pay for. Hehehe.bella-looking-up-ubc

The deets

Tools needed: You will need 1 heavy dumbbell, 1 moderate and a pair of light.

Where to do: This workout is great for home or the gym.

Best for: Suitable for beginners to advanced

Sore knees?: Sub the reverse core lunges with single leg bridges, or side leg lifts

Low Impact Total Body Workout

 

The Workout

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Total Body Strength & Cardio HIIT Workout

Total Body Strength & Cardio HIIT Workout

Total Body Strength and Cardio HIIT Workout

Strength Workout for Women

This workout you can choose. You can choose to perform just the strength portion (takes about 35-minutes), or you can stay till the end for my fantastic finisher. A 12-minute cardio HIIT focussing on the legs and abs.

Everyone wants a quick workout. I hear it all the time from people, and it even shows up in my YouTube analytics.

The shorter workouts that I record and release have more views than the workouts that take 45+ minutes to do.

However, longer workouts do:

Burn more calories.

Work more muscles, because you are at it for a longer period of time.

Train you harder – if the intensity is there.

This workout is long, and if you can do it in it’s entirety (with my cardio HIIT finisher at the end) you will be SO happy you did.

However, if you only have time for 35-minutes, then I have segmented it so you can get in an awesome strength workout. I got ya covered. Long or short workout. 

This is a fantastic strength workout for women too.

Since we start to lose lean muscle mass after the age 30, and then the years right after menopause we can lose up to 20% of our bone density it’s crucial that every woman between the ages of 30 to 65 strength train.

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Total Body Strength & Cardio HIIT Workout

 

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35-Minute Total Body Dumbbell Tabata

35-Minute Total Body Dumbbell Tabata

35-Minute Total Body Dumbbell Tabata

A total body Tabata workout that uses dumbbells to increase muscle tone, as well as improve your cardio.

This workout, I am sad to report, I am solo. No loving husband.

I know! It’s just not the same without him. However, I gave him a really bad cold and the day I had to film (cause I missed last week from filming from being sick myself) he was coughing, sniffling and feeling pretty crappy.

So… since I was the a-hole who got him sick, the only conceivable thing to do was to leave him at home with Netflix, a bag of chips and a Big Gulp.

35-Minute Total Body Dumbbell Tabata

 

  • A Tabata workout is a series of sets (8 in total) of one exercise, with a work time of 20-seconds a set. While the work time is short, it makes up in intensity though.
  • For a true Tabata workout the exercises must be intense (a 9 and 10 out of 10 in the RPE scale).

The science of Tabata.

Research has shown that a Tabata workout can produce the same, and if not better, results for increased fitness, improved heart function and weight loss just the same as longer, less-intense workouts.

This is great news since the number one cited reason for not working out is lack of time.

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25-Minute Bodyweight Strength & Ab Workout

25-Minute Bodyweight Strength & Ab Workout

25-Minute Bodyweight Strength and Ab Workout

A 25-minute total body workout, using no equipment, with emphasis on the abs!

Guess what?

Loving husband is back!

He has agreed to film workouts with me again, with the promise that he gets to do all the easy and modified moves.

So, I said of course and then conveniently forgot about my promise and made him do three rounds of burpees in this workout.

Oops. My bad.

Your burpee looks like crap

We have a special burpee and squat drill at the end and loving husband’s burpees were SO BAD all I could do was laugh.

And I did.

I laughed so hard I could barely do them (at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).

If anything, you have to tune into his version of the burpee – it’s at the 22:00 minute mark – and then watch it from there.

It should be a smile on those lips of yours.

Bodyweight Strength & Ab Workout

Tools needed:

A mat

Workout best for:

Home

Workout rated for:

Beginner – advanced

 

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Sore Knees Total Body Workout

Sore Knees Total Body Workout

Sore Knees Total Body Workout

A workout hitting all the muscles in the body, without any squats, lunges or jumping.

I am getting old. That is what I told myself after filming season 7 of “Fitness with PJ” for Delta Cable.

For those of you who don’t live locally, or have Eastlink cable in Canada, I have a 30-minute fitness show called “Fitness with PJ“.

It’s a lot of work to put together, but we have a lot of viewers who do the workouts, and Delta Cable is pretty awesome to work with.

This coming season is our 7th, and as always, we filmed for the entire season in the summer.

For season 7 (airing in October) we filmed in July.

On July 18 I filmed 13 fitness episodes through the course of four days.

Nine of those workouts were filmed within a 72 hour time period!

In addition, we filmed outdoors, which means it’s hot like a son of a gun, and under bright lights making it even hotter than a son of a son of a gun.

Add menopause and hot flashes… and well you get the gist.

Even my hands were exhausted after filming.

However, what bothered me the most were my knees.

I have never had problems with my knees so the only thing I could chalk this new pain up to was overuse.

I simply performed too many squats, too many lunges and did too much jumping in one week.

My 46-year old knees said “enough is enough, princess”.

This is why I filmed this workout. I wanted to give other women an alternative.

Cause yeah you may have sore knees, but you can still train your upper body. You can still train your core and you can still hit areas of your legs with knee-friendly moves (unless your physio said no. Please listen to your physio!).

Okay little grasshopper? Okay!

Sore Knees Workout

Tools needed:

A mat

Workout best for:

Home

Workout rated for:

Beginner – intermediate

 

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25-Minute Total Body Pump

25-Minute Total Body Pump

25-Minute Total Body Pump

A total body workout – shaken not stirred. 

Wow, it’s been a ling time since I blogged. How long you wonder? Well, the last blog I dropped was back in May.

That’s a 3-month break in real time and like a 2-year break in terms of the internet.

My break was much needed, though. While I love what I do I hit a wall and needed some time to recoup, regroup and rejuvenate (sh!t, I should write copy for spas).

It’s good to be back though.

25-Minute Total Body Pump

Tools needed:

A pair of light, moderate and heavy dumbbells

Workout best for:

Home or gym

Workout rated for:

Beginner – advanced

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