It’s Thursday! Time to Throw Down, Bitches!

I’m vacationing in northern Wisconsin so I can’t upload a video for this week’s Thursday Throwdown! Well, I could – but it would take 17.5 days. So for this week’s Throwdown I’m giving a nod to Dennis Heenan of FatBurningNation! I follow Dennis on Google+ and he recently posted a workout finisher that would make an amazeballs Thursday Throwdown. Hahaha, I said amazeballs. You’ll need a jump rope, real or imaginary, for this one! Here’s how it works: – Jump Rope as fast as possible for 30 seconds – Do One-Legged Burpees on the left leg for 30 seconds – Do Plank as a Recovery for 30 seconds (<—- bwahaha plank as a recovery!) – Jump Rope as fast as possible again, this time doing Double Unders for 30 seconds – Do One Legged Burpees again, this time with the right leg for 30 seconds – Rest 30 seconds and Repeat! This is sure to get your heart pumping! As always, do it as a finisher to your Quickie workout or as a stand-alone throwdown if you’re short on time today! Try it – and let me know what you think! And check out Dennis Heenan’s site, Fat Burning Nation, for more great content. But then come back. Because if you don’t, I’ll miss you. And now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a lawn chair that needs to be held down on the pier. With my...

ARMS on FIRE! This Week’s Thursday Throwdown!

Everyone woman who hires me: “I’d like to tone my arms.” Want to tone your arms and not take all damn day to do it? HiiT up my new Thursday Throwdown, ARMS on FIRE!  This one hits chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and upper back. It’s a DOOZIE! And if you watch to the end, you’ll see just how hard it was for me, too. (Plus Bloopers!) (Yay Bloopers!)  This one’s a ladder. So 2 reps of each exercise, then 4, then 6 and so on. I got up to 10s before my arms were COOKED. Take breaks when you need to. Modify whatever you need to modify (push-ups on knees instead of toes, for ex). Skip an exercise if it hurts (the inverted push-ups are riDICulous). Do what you can.  Use this as a finisher to your Quickie, or use it as a stand-alone workout! You’ll be done in a matter of minutes but feel like you worked your arms for an hour. Watch it, Try it, Share it! And let me know what you think!...

Arms & Abs & Cheeseburgers, Oh My! (Wait, what?)

My friend Neal:  So, does your videographer know you’re completely goofy and crazy yet? Me:  Not yet.  I’ll ease him into it. Why am I telling you this?  Watch this week’s Thursday Throwdown and you’ll...

Thursday Throwdown!

It’s Thursday!  Time for another Throwdown! Every Thursday I will post a throwdown.  Thursday Throwdowns are an extra challenge to be added to your regular Quickies.  Do them once just to test your endurance and strength; do them after every Quickie; or use them as your workout on days you’re too busy to fit in a whole 15-minute Quickie.  (We know we live in a crazy busy world when we can’t find time for a 15-minute workout!) This week’s Throwdown is an Every Minute on the Minute challenge.  That means you’ll set your interval timer for 1-minute intervals, and at the start of each minute, this is what you’ll do: 10 Prisoner Squats 10 Crab Touches Hold Wall Sit for the remainder of the minute You’ll hold the wall sit and when the timer beeps, begin again from the top.  This type of challenge is interesting because there’s no rest, and the length of the wall sit depends upon how long you take to complete the first two exercises.  Take a long time and the wall sit is short.  Crank those suckers out and you’ll be wall-sitting a while. Do this EMOTM Throwdown for as many sets as you can – or aim to do it at least 5x through.  And if you want to add a little more somethin’-somethin’ to it, on your last set, see how long you can hold that wall sit!  My record currently stands at 5 minutes.  Beat it and put me to shame! Alright bitches, you ready to throw down?  The only equipment you’ll need for this Throwdown is an interval timer (they’re...