Quick Cardio Workout with the BOSU Ball

Quick Cardio Workout with the BOSU Ball

Quick Cardio Workout with the BOSU Ball for Women Over 40

A quick cardio workout with the BOSU ball for women over 40. Burn some calories and have some fun using one of my favourite pieces of equipment, the BOSU ball.

Hands down the BOSU ball is my go-to for cardio.

Why you might be wondering?

Because it’s so much fun!!

I’m not watching the clock like I do when I’m on my treadmill, and I’m not wondering “when the hell does this end???”. I am simply moving, sweating, smiling and generally enjoying myself the whole time.

And that’s what exercise should be all about!

If our workouts are fun and give us a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we are done, we will stick with them.

This is called intrinsic motivation. It’s something that we do because it’s personally rewarding to us.

Unfortunately, when it comes to fitness I see more people depend on the cousin of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation.

And this type of motivation is hard to keep the fire lit within.

Extrinsic motivation involves doing something because you want to earn a reward (like weight loss) or avoid a punishment (like going on medication). These are hard ways to motivate ourselves on a regular, day-to-day basis.

Moral of the story: find a fitness plan that you enjoy and you’re bound to be consistent with it. Let go of the reward and punish aspect of what motivates you to exercise, and funny enough, once you do you’ll see those rewards come ❤️

TOOLS NEEDED

BOSU, however a STEP would work with the last couple of moves done on the ground

THE WORKOUT

1. Plank tucks to jacks
2. Switch taps
3. Knee drive to lunge
4. Other leg
5. Double squat to 180-degree turn
4 x 30sec

AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
Bulgarian lunge hops x8 a leg
Mountain climbers x8 ea knee
Ab crossovers x8
Do 1:00, march on the spot and wait for minute 2 & do again.
= 5 minutes total

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30-Minute Burn Circuit with Dumbbells

30-Minute Burn Circuit with Dumbbells

30-Minute Burn Circuit with Dumbbells for Women Over 40

Burn some serious calories with this circuit workout with dumbbells for women over 40.

This little workout is going to surprise you.

It snuck up on me, and the next day my legs and shoulders were sore.

So, I call this a win 🥳

For this workout we use compound exercises, so we can work as many different muscles as possible per exercise. This ensures that you get the best BANG for your fitness session.

I also really worked on the programming so the exercises flowed well. Since we are only using one pair of dumbbells I wanted effective, functional and ALSO a great flow.

I hope you like this one 😘

PS – if you want to add another quick workout at the end of this one I have linked up in the end cards, or you can click the link for my 10-Min Dumbbell Workout Finisher.

TOOLS NEEDED

A pair of moderate dumbbells

THE WORKOUT

1. Clean & squat
2. Alternating palms away rows (or renegade rows)
3. Get ups
4. Get ups – lead with other leg
5. Narrow chest press
6. Hammer curl to press

3 x 45sec

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Resistance Band Exercise Ideas for Any Workout

Resistance Band Exercise Ideas for Any Workout

Resistance Band Exercise Ideas for Any Workout for Women Over 40

Resistance band exercise ideas for any workout at home. 8 great moves you can use your resistance band in any workout on YouTube.

I know it’s hard to find dumbbells right now, so I’ve created this quick fit tip to help you figure out what exercises you can easily sub in your resistance band (tubing) when the exercise/workout video is using dumbbells

Of course, there are TONS of other exercises you can use tubing for. It’s a great tool and one that I have been recommending to people for the last 25 years as a trainer.

You can grab the tubing I use, and the door anchor I recommend here.

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Booty Band Lower Body & Abs Workout

Booty Band Lower Body & Abs Workout

30-Minute Lower Body & Ab Booty Band Workout

When I was young – so, like last month…. haha.

No seriously, when I was in my 20’s no one gave the time of day to their glutes and hips in the gym.

It was all abs, inner thighs and triceps.

Flash forward 20 years later and EVERYONE is obsessed with their ass.

And, for good reasons.

Strong glutes help guard against low back and knee pain, and they are the powerhouse muscle group needed to do simple moves like getting up from a sitting position, to the more complex move of walking, as well as those damn taxing moves like running, hiking and biking.

We need a strong ass people.

And when its strong, the rest of the body can focus on it’s job.

How do you know if your glutes are weak?

A simple test you can perform at home to see if your glutes are weak (and need some extra love) is my bridge test.

  1. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground, hip width apart and close to the bum.
  2. Lift your hips off the floor and hold (And I mean lift! Drive the hips up as high as possible).
  3. Extend your left leg straight up and slowly lower it until the heels touches the ground, lift back to start.
  4. Perform 10 reps with your left leg and 10 reps with your right.
  5. If you have no cramping in the the hamstrings that indicats that you are doing a really good job at activating your glutes.
  6. But, if your hamstrings do cramp take note. This is a sign that your hammies are doing most of the work and your glutes are not activating like they should be.

Other than this workout, here are a few of my other go-to glute moves:

Squats

Lunges (especially walking lunges)

Deadlifts

Bridges

Step ups

TOOLS NEEDED

Booty band

The Workout

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