Posts Tagged ‘HowDoesSheDoItMom

Exercise of the Week: Reverse oblique crunch

- November 4th, 2011
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Carrie Campbell (Photo by Allison Cordner)

(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Reverse oblique crunch

A simple exercise designed to target the entire abdominal muscle group. Executing this move slowly and controlled will definitely give your abs the burn that you are looking for.

Swap it out for one of the exercises that already exists in your workouts or simply add it in.

Execution Points:

• Movements have to be slow and controlled.

• Do not use momentum to bring legs up, allow abs to work.

Remember “Keep It Simple”

Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

Find my blog at: www.HowDoesSheDoItMom.com

Find me on Facebook at: Carrie Campbell

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Exercise of the Week: Bear crawl

- October 21st, 2011
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Carrie Campbell (Michael Malo Photography)

(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Bear crawl

When was the last time you got down on the floor and crawled? Probably sometime around when you were a baby, right?  The bear crawl is a great way to challenge your entire upper body and core.

Travel the length of a room or for a duration of time. Switch up the direction (forward, backward, left and right). Add it into circuits or warm ups.

Execution points:

• Keep knees off the floor.
• Arms and legs move in opposition.
• Maintain a tight core and stable back.
• Head stays in line with spine.

Simple moves make great workouts.

“Keep It Simple”


Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

Find my blog at: www.HowDoesSheDoItMom.com

Find me on Facebook at: Carrie Campbell

Find me on Twitter at: @HDSDIMOM

Exercise of the Week: Sumo squat jump

- October 9th, 2011

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(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Sumo squat jump

Challenge yourself with sumo squat jumps. A variation to the basic body weight squat that will amp up the intensity for a metabolic kick at the same time as strengthening and toning the legs.

This do-anywhere-anytime exercise will push any basic workout to the max. Add a dumbbell or kettlebell held between the legs for added resistance to further push yourself. Add this exercise to your regular leg workouts by simply supplanting your basic squats with them. Execute for a timed interval or a series of reps.

Execution Point:

• Feet are wider than hip width apart with toes slightly turned out.
• Keep chest up (don’t let lower back round) on the down phase.
• Land on the forefoot then roll back onto the heel of foot to prepare for next jump.
• Use arms to create force production; bringing them back before take-off and then up into the air on jump.

No question about it this exercise will leave your legs wobbly at the end but the rewards of a toned tush and legs will be worth it.

“Keep It Simple”


Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

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Exercise of the Week: Build a circuit

- September 30th, 2011
Photo by Allison Cordner

Carrie Campbell (Photo by Allison Cordner)

(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Build a circuit

The last four weeks I have been delivering you “Exercise of the Week” videos to give you a list of go-to moves that you can throw into any workout. This week I am giving you the complete workout. Watch this video to see how to go about building a circuit of exercises that is optimal for fat burning as well as strength development.

Using the last four exercises, push-up, Bulgarian spilt squat, burpee and plank, I put together a circuit that is as easy as 1-2-3. Execute them one after the other for a duration of 30 seconds each, resting for one minute at the end of each round. Complete for a total of 20 minutes.

This interval workout will make you sweat and is effective for everybody given that you can modify all the exercises.

Yes, it is that simple!

Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

Find my website at: HowDoesSheDoItMom or MomFitnessMakeover

Find me on Facebook at: Carrie Campbell

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Exercise of the Week: Plank

- September 23rd, 2011

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(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Plank

The Plank is probably the most talked about and famous core exercise of the last five years. I venture that everyone has heard of it and most likely tried it as well. A great stabilization exercise that challenges all the core muscles.

The goal is to maintain a plank position for a length of time, increasing the duration each time you execute it and as you gain strength. As always, at some point you need to add progressions to keep challenging those key muscles.

Start with timing how long you can hold it and then increasing by a few seconds every time. Once you feel that you have obtained a set goal for yourself (eg. 2 mins), modify it to make it harder. Featured in this video are the basic plank, single leg plank, single arm plank, single arm/single leg plank and plank to push-up.

Remember the body adapts quickly so you need to continually change up what you are doing.

Execution Points:

• Elbows are directly under shoulders. Head is held in line with spines.

• Body creates a straight line (plank) from head to toe. Hips should not be raised or dropped during execution.

• When form starts to break, stop, rest and start again.

This is an exercise that can be done in quick doses at any point and anywhere during your day.

“Keep It Simple” … just get moving!

Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

Find my website at: HowDoesSheDoItMom or MomFitnessMakeover

Find me on Facebook at: Carrie Campbell

Find me on Twitter at: @HDSDIMOM