Archives for Strength Training


Upper Body Exercise Routine with Dumbbells

by Jessica B. September 23rd, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Here are a few simple exercises you can do with dumbbells at home that can help build upper body strength. Make sure you have a variety of weights, from 5-20 lbs., so that you can vary your training and focus on different areas. This is

Lower Body Strength Training while Jumping Rope

by Jessica B. September 19th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you are looking to develop your lower body strength, jumping rope is a great way to help build and tone leg muscle and improve your cardiovascular health. Here are some tips to get you jumping your way to toner legs.

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Core Strength Training with the Bridge

by Kimberly Hays September 12th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
The muscles of the core stabilize the spine and hips giving better balance and strength to the rest of the body, as well as reducing the risk of injury and enhances athletic performance. Core strength training will also strengthen the back muscles to alleviate back

Working Your Core Without Crunches

by Kimberly Hays September 2nd, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
When strength training, we concentrate a lot on our core to get those most coveted six-pack abs. Crunches are not anyone’s favorite exercise, but because they work, we do them. Luckily there are strength training exercises that we can replace those boring crunches with, and they are quick and

Strength training with a 6 Month Old

by Jessica B. August 29th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
As I start to get back into the swing of a regular workout, it is still tricky to find enough time during the day to manage exercising and full time care of a six month old baby. I’ve picked up a few moves from my stroller workout class to
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Moves – Tracks Lower Body Moves

by Jessica B. August 22nd, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
So I have a new workout obsession to help me monitor my post pregnancy weight loss and my workouts. It is this insane app for the IPhone called Moves. This app pretty much tracks every single thing you do during the day, and sometimes I feel like I have

Essential Core Exercises: Beginner

by Kimberly Hays August 15th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Perhaps you have been slacking on working out your core because of the busy summer, or you have decided that it is time to concentrate on strengthening your core for better balance and strength. Your core is where all of your stability comes from, and it is so important

Body Weight Training – Back to Basics

by Kimberly Hays August 7th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Workout trends for this year indicate that body weight training, which is simply using your body’s weight for strength training instead of equipment, is gaining in popularity. The American College of Sports Medicine states that body weight training is among the top 10 workout trends for the first time

Martial Arts: Upper Body Workout

by Jessica B. July 29th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are trying to build upper body strength, martial arts can be a great way to do so. You can build up triceps that actually know how to do something more than just ‘lift weights.’ Here are a few tips as to how to build upper body strength

Working Out at the Playground

by Jessica B. July 22nd, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you like to work out early in the morning outdoors before the heat, you may find that a playground is a great way to add some different kinds of lower body exercises to your routine. Here are a few things you can try, on basic playground equipment, before

Plyometrics for Strength Training

by Kimberly Hays July 8th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Numerous athletes and coaches make use of plyometric rebounding exercises to create more power, as well as to amplify speed, to develop better coordination, to increase agility, and to increase sporting activities overall performance. It is also important to know that these are generally high risk exercises, and if

Strength Training at the Beach!

by Jessica B. June 27th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
It is summer, so why not combine your workouts with your summer getaway? Working out on the beach can give your it a little more umph and help you to build lower body strength in a way you cannot at home. Here are some tips for working out in

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