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: Circuit Training Workout Round 6 Total Body Calorie Blast

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Today’s video features another full body circuit training workout. I hope you are enjoying these workouts and I would love to hear your feedback if you have been watching. I will continue to do this series since right now I do circuit workouts 3-4 times a week in conjunction with my heavier lifting 4 times a week. Do this for routine 3 full rounds, 2-3 minute rest between rounds but no rest during the circuit from exercise to exercise to help keep the heart rate up. I’ve ...

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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 - 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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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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BEBE Spring Dress Collection Shopping Haul and Review

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Spring Time is coming, which means lots of wardrobe updates, events to attend, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers and many uses for fun, flirty and pretty dresses! I have to say that one of my favorite shops to get dresses from is BEBE – it is one store that actually carries small sizes like XXS and XS which sometimes for me I have to buy. I am petite and when it comes to dresses, most department stores start at a size 2 and even those fit kind of big in certain areas of m ...

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Build Amazing Shoulder & Arms - Strength Workout Routine for Women

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How to build muscle to create sexy, sculpted arms and shoulders

It’s now my third week into my new lifting and strength training routine. I life weights five times a week, do cardio 2 times a week and have one complete rest day on Sundays. My cardio consists of plyometric work and 2 sessions of HIIT (high intensity interval training). For my HIIT I do 30 minutes on a treadmill with :30 walking at 3.0 speed and :30 sprint at 7.5. On Monday I do an Arm ...

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Weight training routine: Leg Day and Plyometrics Workout

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Another week and another workout, time to hit legs hard and focus on making some gains

This is my third week into my new lifting program and on this new routine I only train legs one time a week. ONE TIME, I know, for me I’m having a bit of a withdrawal because I was so used to training my lower body at least two times a week, but with the program I am doing now I only work them out on Tuesday. I kind of miss doing legs mo ...

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Cookies & Cream Berry Protein Post Workout Nutribullet Shake Smoothie

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Get ready to enjoy a delicious protein shake packed with antioxidants

If you are strength training you already know the importance and benefits of increasing your protein intake daily. Protein helps to grow lean muscle and is crucial as part of your macro nutrient rich diet. I aim to eat 1.25 grams of protein per pound of my body weight, which can be challenging from food alone. That is why I use protein powder to supplement my diet for more protein consum ...

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