Video: the best abdominal exercises for a strong core

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A video that showcases my favorite ab exercises to help achieve a strong, chiseled core. These can be performed at home or at your gym but for only 20 minutes 2-3 times a week you can start to shape and grow a strong core. I have received a good amount of questions from those of you doing the 12 Week Workout Program about what ab exercises I do or recommend, so here it is.

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Video: Upper body and abdominal circuit training workout Round 5

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Another daily circuit workout to help you keep your exercise routine fun, challenging and never dull! Today we focus on upper body, core and some legs. You will do every one of these exercises back to back, going in a circle to each station and having NO rest in between. The only time you will rest is after you complete a full circuit, then 2-3 minutes to catch your breath and then you repeat it all over again. This will get your heart rate up, your muscles burning and your body blasting calorie ...

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Video - Circuit Training Round 2 Routine for Abs and Total Body

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This is round 2 of my circuit training series that is easily done at home or smaller gyms. No gym machines are required to do this routine. I suggest doing this for four rounds if you do not plan on doing any other training on the day you do this routine. If you do some weight training before then I would say 3 rounds. Good luck!

You will do this for 3-4 rounds and it consists of:


– 5 reps of alternating shoulder raises, T raises and sho ...

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Video - Weight Training Routine for Leg Day with Circuit Workout

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A complete lower body workout to target the glutes, hamstrings and also a circuit workout at the end to burn the legs, abs and triceps. A total body routine!
I hope you are all enjoying the videos I have been sharing of my workouts each day! Today was a leg day so the first half of my workout is mostly in the weight room. For leg day I focus on a few bigger compound movements and then slowly work my way down into body weight exercises. My two bigger ...
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Video - Morning Home Gym Circuit Workout Total Body HIIT

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Another day, another circuit workout to share with my readers. I hope that you are able to do some of these routines at home or in your smaller gyms and be able to stick to your goals. I am working in more of these routines so that you can find ways to stay active even if you don’t have access to machines or a big gym. Today was my “rest day” so I didn’t plan to do a ton of training but wanted to focus on some HIIT to get the blood pumping, heart rate up and also focus on ...

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Video - Total Body Circuit Workout At Home Exercise Ideas

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Hello ladies, many of you have been asking me to share more of my workout routines. Many times when I share them I get a lot of emails asking what can be done at home instead. I know that sometimes getting to the gym is not easy for everyone’s busy schedules so I wanted to start to do some videos at the end of my workouts showing you some variations you can do at home for a circuit workout. When I do circuit training I like to do 5-8 exercises in a sequence, without a break, and then repea ...

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Leg Day Exercise Ideas for Your Next Workout

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Ladies, I wanted to share with you a few exercises that I like to alternate in and out of my leg days to either give you some new ideas or spark a conversation to share some ideas of new routines you’d like me to post. For me leg day is my favorite, even though I am always sore the next day or two days later (thank you DOMs – delayed onset muscle soreness). On leg day I increase my carbs to provide enough fuel and energy for my workouts. I like to either grab an apple or brown rice ca ...

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My journey to giving up dieting and move toward strength training

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Ever since I created my blog almost three years ago, the most popular article is the one related to the 12 week workout plan for strength training for women. I have over 200 comments and questions from women readers and many of the themes are similar. I wanted to take a few of the questions that I see repeated pretty often and answer them in one place to make it a bit easier for those who are just starting out on their strength training journey. Some readers are just starting to lift weights for ...

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How to improve your front squat form - tips for the ladies

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It seems that many women are afraid to do front squats because they fear they don’t have the right form, or perhaps you have some weak areas of your body like your lower back. It’s important that to do a squat you need to have a strong core, lower back, hip flexors and use proper form. You don’t have to always load up an Olympic bar to do squats and sometimes the best way to get the most bang for your buck is to really focus on doing the exercise properly and then add weight as ...

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Overhead Padded Medicine Ball Slams - Great Glute and Upper Body Exercise

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Turning your cardio and full body workouts up a notch

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Padded medicine balls are a great piece of equipment not only in the gym but at home as well. They don’t take up a ton of space and with various weights you can really use these for a variety of exercises. The overhead padded medicine ball slam allows you to use various muscles as well as get your he ...

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