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September 15, 2010

September 15th, 2010 No comments

Yesterday was cardio so today is my strength training day.  I worked biceps, triceps,chest,back,legs and core. Most of the exercises I do are full body functional exercises, meaning I use a wide range of muscles to  stabilize my body while targeting a certain area.  I want functional muscles, not mirror muscles 🙂 OK, well I want mirror muscles too, but most importantly I want them to function to help me with everyday activities PLUS help me to  look smokin’ 🙂 I try to do three sets on each muscle group.  I vary on how much weight I use.  Today I really mixed it up.  For example:  I started with 20 push ups to get warm.  I went straight for my back muscles after the push ups with what I call the lawn mower pull.  This move works your lats primarily but also  your legs and core as well as shoulders.  I used 15 lbs in the first set with 15 reps.  I went right to my chest press exercise  with 15 lbs and 20 reps while holding my body up on a physio ball.  Second set of back right after chest, using 20 lb. dumbbell’s X 8 reps. Chest again, moving up to 20lb. 8 reps. Lawn mower pull for my heaviest and last  set,  25lb 6 reps. One last chest set at  25 lbs. 6 reps. I did the same type of program on my biceps and triceps. After it was all over, I stretched all major muscles groups, holding each stretch for at least 30 seconds.  I did some ab  work on the BOSU ball as well as the floor and the physio ball.

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September 14, 2010

September 14th, 2010 No comments

I went to JCAA this morning for Ellen’s Advanced Spinning Class.  Read more…

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September 13, 2010

September 13th, 2010 No comments

Intense Intervals with Valerie is where it’s at! She is the BEST personal trainer/group instructor.  Her classes rock.  Well, I love Lauren Lewis too… Anyway, this class is  an hour long ,very fast paced and intense. We use a BOSU ball, some free weights,bands and physio balls.  Valerie has been an inspiration to me for the last 8 years.  Wanna join me?  Monday’s at 9 at the JCAA.  Lemme know!

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September 11, 2010

September 12th, 2010 No comments

For exercise today I went for a 2 mile walk/run( it was WAY hot) with Matt and then we came home and lifted weights. Read more…

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September 8, 2010

September 9th, 2010 No comments

Today started out slow, which was totally cool with me. I enjoyed the rain.  My 8am client had to cancel due to the rain. Her kids’ school was delayed two hours. My next client was at 10, so I got to work around the house this morning.  I worked out at Goddess Fit at 9am, out of convenience.  I did an interval program mixing the bike with strength training.  I did three sets of each major muscle group mixing weights and reps and a total of 20 minutes on the bike in 5 minute fast paced/steep incline intervals.

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Rainy Day

September 7th, 2010 No comments

The rain had me tired today! I ain’t complainin’  though! Read more…

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September 5, 2010

September 6th, 2010 No comments

Today Matt and I went to a  Spin Into Yoga class at  the Dell Jewish Community Center. This class consist of  30 minutes of  Spin Aerobics (cycling on a stationary bike)30 minutes of yoga and 30 more minutes of spin.  It is a great class and I sweat my butt off! The instructor is Burton Turner and he is a funny  character.  His music is always different and sometimes odd, but very entertaining. He always has a joke that sometimes you don’t get ’til hours later 🙂  You should come try it, if you are not a member it will cost you $10.  Lemme know if you want to join me next Sunday.

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