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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

Exercise of the Week: Burpee

- September 16th, 2011
Photo by Alison 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: Burpee

If you played high school sports, you know the dreaded “Burpee” well. The one that your coach used to make you do repeatedly for warm-ups. As much as it tends to be loathed by most, believe me when I tell you that you can actually grow to love this exercise.
In short bursts it is one of the most effective interval workouts you can get. Cardiovascular and strength components are both challenged doing this one-move wonder.

Throw in a set of 15-25 at the end of a strength workout for an extra metabolic kick or build a 10-minute interval workout by doing 10 sets, working for 30 seconds and resting for 30 seconds. Anyway you do it … these are going to make you sweat.

Execution Points:

• Modify this exercise to make it fit your level of fitness … there is no use risking potential injury.

• Maintain a tight core on the down phase (no dropping of lower back).

• Do them for as long or as many reps as possible and aim to increase each workout.

Burpees truly are a love hate relationship but you will without question Love what they do for your body.

Remember … “Keep It Simple” — don’t over-complicate, just move.

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

Try these exercises from sexy mom

- April 3rd, 2011

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Hey Moms, wanna work up a sweat in no time?

Try out these challenging exercises — dive bomber pushups and burpees — from Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell.

Dads might want to watch, too. ;)

Stay tuned for a Keeping Fit feature on Carrie in the very near future.

In the meantime, visit her websites at:

www.momfitnessmakeover.com and

www.howdoesshedoitmom.com.

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