Strengthen Your Core With This Nontraditional Move

I believe it’s a good idea to spice up your exercise routine from time to time.  Health and fitness is constantly evolving.  Especially when it comes to functional fitness and training your core.  Traditional exercises like sit-ups and crunches have their place in a fitness routine, but they only offer so much when it comes to training your core.

Since most of your daily activities are performed in an upright position, performing core exercises while standing can be a more effective way to build overall strength, tone your muscles, and improve functional fitness.  That doesn’t mean floor work is wrong or not worth your time, it simply means it’s a good idea to add some standing core work to your routine.

In today’s video I share a nontraditional standing exercise that will help to tone and strengthen your core. It can also help improve balance and coordination.  That’s a lot of great exercise in a short amount of time!

Take a moment to watch the short video below. It’s a great exercise and I’m super excited to share it with you.


P.S. Disclaimer: The content in this video is not intended to replace any exercises prescribed to you by a medical professional. It is recommended that you consult with a physician prior to starting any new exercise routines. Other than that, have a blast!

Tone And Strengthen Your Core With This One Move

Strengthen Your Core

Last week I was battling a cold of some sort so I took my own advice and decided to get some rest.   I didn’t want to show up empty-handed without a fitness tip for you this week so I went into the video archives and pulled out two exercise videos that are timeless.

Today’s videos feature the “Bridge” exercise and “Marching in a Bridge.”  If you’ve been doing bridges for a while and they are getting easy for you, marching in a bridge will help you take your core routine to the next level.  If you’re just getting started then I recommend you start with the basic bridge and then work your way up to the more advanced bridge.  Both are very effective when it comes to strengthening and toning your “core.”

Three of my favorite things about bridging exercises are you don’t need any equipment, you can pretty much do them anywhere, and you get great results when you do them.  That’s a winning combination when it comes to weaving exercise into your daily lifestyle.

Scroll down to watch the videos and have a fun and fit week!

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Add Variety To Your Leg Routine With This Squat Exercise

Add Variety To Your Leg Routine With This Squat Exercise by Jennifer Ledford

If you exercise regularly, it’s easy to get into the routine of doing the same set of exercises every time.  I’ll be the first one to tell you that doing the same exercises every time you workout will always be better than doing nothing at all. However, there is something to be said for adding a bit of variety to your workout routine.

Adding new activities to your routine can challenge your muscles, your nervous system, and your brain.  One of the easiest ways to challenge yourself physically and mentally is to move the body in multiple directions during a workout.

Adding Variety To Your Squats

In today’s video I demonstrate how to move “side to side” while performing squats.  I’ve added some upper body work as well.  It’s a simple exercise that helps tone and strengthen the legs, glutes, back, and abs.  That’s a lot of return for a small investment of your time!

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

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