I talk about The Biggest Loser a lot, mostly because it is one of my favorite shows, but also because of how amazing the show actually is. The contestants truly want to make a difference in their lives and in their families’ lives. I always get fired up to go work out after watching the show. While I do many of Bob Harper’s workouts and own multiple Jillian Michaels DVDs, I was excited to see that TBL website finally posted one of Dolvett’s workouts, his daily home routine. It’s a doozy, so get ready for it.
Click the image below to view the full workout.
As the weather starts to cool (come on, Texas!), the more people will be enjoying the great outdoors – biking, jogging, running. The one thing I always forget to do before and after I run? Stretch!
For various types of workouts, I’ve noticed more often that the type of shoe you decide to wear can really make all the difference. Shockingly, I didn’t know that you should replace them every 3-4 months! (Depending on the mileage of course.) Next time you’re out to buy new running shoes, keep this in mind.
With the humid, rainy weather, work demands, and graduate school assignments, I’m finding it harder and harder to make it to the gym. To be perfectly honest, I haven’t worked out since Saturday… it’s Friday.
I bought a couple of Jillian Michaels’ workout DVDs, just in case I can’t make it to the gym. I know what you’re thinking… I live in an apartment and I don’t even have to get into my car to get there. How much easier could it get? On the bright side, trying to juggle all of these different aspects of my life will help improve upon my time management skills. Here’s hoping…
For those non-gym days, I’ve been visiting iFit. Whether your goal is weight loss, overall fitness, or if you’re into running or cycling, this site streams daily workouts that you can join. It’s like competing and working out, but in the comfort of your own home. Yeah, I can dig it.
I’ve finally been home for a full week… long enough for me to sign up for a 7 day pass to bikram yoga. It felt great to get back into a normal schedule again. Traveling can really take a lot out of you. I’m hoping once things slow down again, I’ll be able to sign up for a full month. It’s unbelievable how relaxing and freeing bikram yoga makes you feel. A clear head space is definitely needed on a more regular basis.
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) has become a routine part of my daily workouts. It’s the most effective way to burn fat in a short period of time. This means spending less time working out and achieving results faster. Who doesn’t want that?
I saw this infographic floating around Pinterest and really felt the need to post it for one of my Fitness Fridays posts, so here it is. The best fact on this sheet? Studies show that 27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week produces the same anaerobic and aerobic improvement as 60 minutes of cardio 5 times a week. It’s a win-win, people.
And while you’re at it, grab an HRM (heart rate monitor). I already have one, but I’ve had my eye on this pink Garmin Forerunner 110 Women’s GPS Sports Watch for quite some time. I feel a new purchase coming on soon! Check out the Heart Rate Monitors USA website for more options. Happy HIIT!
Short on time, but want to get a quick leg workout in? This is one of my favorite lower body workouts, and it only takes 8 minutes! Perfection.
One thing I’ve noticed as the years go by (besides my metabolism slowing down) is how quickly my ab muscles seem to fade. I can work out extremely hard for one week, but if I take even a day or two off, it seems as though they’ve disappeared altogether. Normal crunches and sit-ups used to be my go-to, but I’m realizing that I need to switch up my workout more often if I want to see better results.
I found this 10 minute ab workout by POP Pilates and I must say, it’s keeping me on my toes. I live by this workout and perform it religiously. What’s great is that you don’t need a gym to do it. Just pick a spot in your living room and go for it. Fair warning: it’s really intense. Totally worth it though.