FREE Workout Wednesday! Total Body in 10

1 move (ok, 3 but who’s counting?!?!) to get your whole body. Planks rock! Keep telling yourself that ;)

Whoo, it’s also a throw back. I was softer around the middle…and blonde. See what happens with consistency?

 

WORKOUT WEDNESDAY! Awesome Arms

 

OK, so people are always wondering how to tighten up their arms. Here is a simple, no-equipment-needed, do anywhere workout.

Seriously, do it anywhere. Take a video. Tag me in the post :)

10 pushups

10 triceps dips

speed bag (fist over fist AWAY from your face) for 1 minute

10 pushup to alternate shoulder taps

10 down dog (inverted V) pushups

speed bag for 1 minute

10 bicep pushups (feet wider than shoulders, palms turned out)

10 tricep pushups (elbows to touch the rib cage EVERY rep)

speed bag for 1 minute

FINISHERS:

straight arm circles for 1 minute (arms in straight T, circle forward for 30 sec, back for 30 sec)

Doorknobs for 1 minutes (arms in straight T, grab invisible doorknob and turn front to back using entire arms and shoulders)

Make sure to you warm up for 3-5 minutes and stretch out that upper body!

Repeat circuit up to 5x for a some SERIOUS upper body sculpting

A Few Favorite Things

Aside from red lipstick and stilettos, I do have a few fave go-to exercise vids when I am feeling lackluster on the motivation side.

Check them out:

Ellen Barrett Barefoot Cardio

Tae Bo Insane Abs

Amy Dixon’s Give Me 10: Core Cuts

Bob Harper’s Total Body Transformation

Core Fusion Power Sculpt

Cathy Friedrich’s Circuit Blast

Jennifer Galardi’s Sweating Sexy

These are just a few. I also LOVE Tracy Anderson (in a love/hate kind of way!) and Sadie Nardini. I will be posting reviews of those 2 later :)

So, check it out, plan a video swap and just move! One of the things we should be most grateful for is the ability to move daily, so use it!

In health,

Michelle

 

Lose inches in less than 10!

In ALL honesty (this is professional and personal) there is no special diet no body wrap (all the posts about losing inches while wrapping yourself up like a burrito…..yeah, that’ll stay off) that will permanently get rid of inches. BUT, there are tricks of the trade and this is a BIG one. Muscle control. This routine takes less than 10 minutes (BTW, most body wraps take at least 45) and you’ll walk away looking taller, trimmer, and with a post spa glow. Use the video above to plug in your upper body moves.

Lose INCHES in LESS THAN 10 PLAN!

Warm up with dynamic stretches for  1 minute.

Perform 20 deep squats, squatting as low as your knee and hip flexibility allow while maintaining good form

Pick 1 of the pushup variations above and perform until failure (until you are unable to maintain good form in your pushups)

Perform 20 alternating front lunges, switching legs with each rep

Do 20 jumping jacks

Pick a different push up variation and perform until failure

Flip over and perform 50 bicycle crunches, keeping trunk steady while rotating shoulder towards knee. TIP: do these slowly to maintain good form and focus on drawing the abs in and up

REPEAT 2-3 more time, with little to no rest.

NOW, go show it off! You’ve managed to cut seeable inches from the body by activating both small and large muscle fibers, plus you’ve raised your metabolic rate and started a little sweat, resulting in increased blood flow and a beautiful glow. NO MONEY REQUIRED :)

Michelle