Posts Tagged ‘push-up

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

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Exercise of the Week: Push-up

- September 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: Push-up

The good old reliable push-up has been around forever. One of the best upper body exercises that can be done anywhere, any time and I am a firm believer everyone should be able to do them.

The variations in this video progress from easiest to most challenging equipping you with your perfect match. Wall, knee, standard, single-leg, staggered, spider-man and dive-bomber push-ups will spice up any workout regardless of your fitness level.

If you already have push-ups in you workouts change them up for a more challenging option. If you are starting off from square one try all of them to find out what your starting point should be.

Experiment with sets and reps by opting one day for 3 sets of 10 and another day doing maximum reps increasing over time.

Execution points:

• keep head in line with spine

• contract core: do not allow lower back to dip

• hands are place in line with shoulders

Remember, Keep It Simple … don’t over complicate it just get out there and 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