All Levels Strength & Abs Workout

All Levels Strength & Abs Workout

All Levels Strength & Abs

This workout is perfect for all levels of fitness and only requires one pair of moderate sized weights – and pretty much everyone has a pair of dumbbells lying around.

TIP: If you don’t have any dumbbells, head to Varage on Facebook, or Craig’s List to pick some up cheap. Or, don’t bother with the fuss of hunting a pair down second-hand and head to your local fitness store. Expect to pay $1.19 – $1.49 a pound.

In my All-Levels Strength & Abs Workout I have set it up so if you don’t have time for my special ab drill you can cut the workout short and skip the abs.

But… if you are cutting out early cause you just don’t feel like doing the abs, know that for every ab crunch not performed an angel loses its wings.

So, don’t be responsible for angel cruelty.

Hehehe.

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10 Things I Miss The Most From My Youth

1. My mind.

2. My eyesight.

3. Sleep.

4. School and all it’s holidays, professional days and summer vacation.

5. My allowance.

6. Santa Claus.

7. Inexpensive gasoline.

8. The illusion of invincibility.

9. Gravity (it’s mean to those of us over 45).

10. It takes twice as long now to look half as good.

10 Things I Love About Being Over 45

1. Love. In particular with loving husband.

2. Fearlessness, as opposed to my younger self’s recklessness.

3. I don’t sweat the small stuff.

4. I don’t know it all, as opposed to my younger self who did.

5. My idea of a night out is Netflix and cocktails.

6. No need for feminine hygiene products.

7. I can live without sex, but not without my reading glasses.

8. ?

9. ??

10. ???

The Workout

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25-Min Bodyweight Cardio Workout

25-Min Bodyweight Cardio Workout

25-Minute Bodyweight Cardio Workout

I hate cardio.

However, I need cardio and so do you.

Cardio training not only burns calories it also trains our most important muscle in the body — our heart.

How hard should you be training?

In order to get the maximum amount of benefits from any type of fitness training you need to hit certain targets.

In weight training, you should be completely fatigued by the end of your set.

In stretching, you should feel the muscle(s) you are trying to stretch, and in aerobic (or cardio) training you should be hitting 60-80% of your target heart rate.

Click here to calculate your target heart rates (all you need to know is your resting heart rate).

The workout

 

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Total Body Calorie Torching Workout

Total Body Calorie Torching Workout

Total Body Calorie Torching Workout

This workout I’m solo.

No loving husband. No funny banter back and forth.

Being solo was my choice, too. And a purely selfish choice at that.

You see I did not want to listen to 40-minutes of moaning and groaning. I love the man, but for for the love of Pete can he complain.

He also WAS OVER THE MOON that I filmed without.

So, it was a win-win for everyone.

 

Other Calorie Torching Exercises

  • Sprint intervals (running)
  • Tabata workouts
  • Spin classes
  • Burpees 🙂
  • Rock climbing
  • Skipping rope
  • Rowing
  • Kettlebell swing
  • Hill workouts

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30-Minute Full Body Dumbbell Workout

30-Minute Full Body Dumbbell Workout

30-Minute Full Body Dumbbell Workout

This full body workout uses dumbbells and bodyweight to train all the muscles in your body. Great for beginners, as well as those looking for a quick weight loss workout.

I’m sure when loving husband agreed with the minister on our wedding day “to till death do us part” he never thought it would also include being dragged onto set each week and be made to film a workout.

Actually, neither did I.

But, here we are 22 years later.

He’s still above ground, we’re still married, and he’s doing his best to make himself NOT get invited back for future filmings (case in point minute 19:45 on the video. Perhaps the most ridiculous looking crossover lunges ever!).

It ain’t gonna work though.

I will keep dragging him on set. It not only gets him exercising a bit more, it also provides some comedic relief for you (while you sweat away with us), and it teaches me patience.

 The Deets

Tools needed: 1 heavy dumbbell + a pair of moderate

Where to do: home or gym

Best suited for: beginner to advanced

Sore knees?: Instead of the stationary lunges do side leg lifts, instead of pulse squats and crossover lunges hold a wall squat

30-Minute Full Body Dumbbell Workout

Wondering how to pick the right sized dumbbells? First, if you are new to exercise start light and get your form first.

Second, once you have your form you want to choose a weight that you can feel by end of the set. In my experience most women can lift heavier than they think they can.

Challenge yourself in order to see change.

My Recommendations

Beginners: 

For big body moves, such as squats, lunges, chest presses and rows: 8-10lb

For smaller muscle moves, such as tricep extensions, bicep curls, shoulder presses: 5-8lb

For isolated shoulder work, such as side, rear or front lateral raises: 3-5lb

Intermediate:

For big body moves, such as squats, lunges, chest presses and rows: 12-15lb

For smaller muscle moves, such as tricep extensions, bicep curls, shoulder presses: 8-10lb

For isolated shoulder work, such as side, rear or front lateral raises: 5-8lb

Advanced:

For big body moves, such as squats, lunges, chest presses and rows: 20-30lb

For smaller muscle moves, such as tricep extensions, bicep curls, shoulder presses: 12-15lb

For isolated shoulder work, such as side, rear or front lateral raises: 10-12lb

The Workout

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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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