What’s up GRIT GANG?! Hope your week is off to an AWESOME start – mine certainly is. This morning before work I did this bicep workout along with some cardio. I figured I’d share the workout with you guys since I got some requests after posting my Triceps Workout last week.
For best results, do this workout 1-2 times per week and combine it with a tricep workout – it’s important equally work opposite muscle groups. Use 2 medium dumbbells (about 5-10 pounds depending on your strength). Just like the tricep workout, this routine has a LOT of reps, so you don’t have worry about bulking up. Get ready to show off your sexy sculpted arms! #heygurlhey
Hey hey GRIT Gang! I don’t have much to say about this workout except, “JUST DO IT!” Your sleeveless tops and dresses will thank you 🙂 All you need are 2 light/medium dumbbells (about 5-8 pounds). This workout totally works your triceps through a combination of body weight isometric training and dynamic dumbbell moves. No need to worry about bulking up because I uniquely designed the workout with high reps and low weight! However, you WILL be sore after, so be sure to stretch and work your opposite muscles (biceps) as well. Enjoy and lots of luv! -Brit
As promised, here’s another 5 minute ab/core workout for you to enjoy. In case you missed my 5 minute Abs Vol. 1, you can CLICK HERE to check it out. Feel free to do the workout on your own or with me in real time via my YouTube video below. Lots of luv, Brit
Hey Gang! I just designed (and tested) this ab workout. It’s super effective, only 5 minutes and works ALL of your core muscles. You can simply follow the instructions or work out with me in real-time via my heart-felt video below. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of super fun and super gritty home workouts. Hope you like!
I love this blog. Ladies and Gents, check out these awesome pre-workout snacks from Bella Froza Fitness. I often workout on an empty stomach because that’s what I always did in high school and college before volleyball and basketball games. But having a clean, pre-workout snack can really enhance performance and increase calorie burn. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Lots of luv, Brit
Blake has completed her first week of my September Shape Up plan! In case you missed last week’s post providing an overview of the plan, CLICK HERE to catch up! Blake is my rock-star lawyer and fit friend who has decided to take the challenge head on! She’s living proof that it’s possible to make time for you health and fitness despite a tough work schedule and lots of travel. She’s gotten some inspiring results in her first week. Below is a summary of her progress. You can get more details on her blog http://www.binanutshell.com/
Blake’s Week 1 Progress Report (in her own words)
I’m feeling a little zippier and giving up dinner has been way less difficult than I anticipated. At the beginning of the challenge I weighed in at 168.0 and when I stepped on the scale this morning I was at 165.9. That’s a loss of 2.1 pounds!
Surprisingly for the most part kicking my diet into gear may have been the easiest of Brit’s tasks. I swapped three dinners for smoothies, not the suggested 4 but I didn’t have dinner on Sunday night because of a late lunch, so I would actually consider this a win! I did realize that I am grossly unprepared for smoothies. I used to tend to stay away from them, but I have really enjoyed them over the last week. The definite downfall of my eating this week was the wedding I attended on Saturday night – I am definitely not perfect, but I got back on track on Sunday. I’ve been focused on swapping out my usual afternoon Sprite Zero for water and have found myself keeping a glass on my desk regularly. This is always a challenge of mine and I am pleased with my progress thus far.
I am a little disappointed with my athletic endeavors last week but it has been really tough with a steady slate of early morning, lunch and dinner meetings last week.
Blake’s Weekly Workout Run Down
Tuesday: Missed out on a workout because I flew in on Tuesday morning and had a late meeting Tuesday evening.
Wednesday: Flywheel and lifting 80 pound bags of grout around in my garage (long story)
Saturday: In North Carolina for a wedding – lots of walking and dancing (does this count as a workout?)
Sunday: Rest Day
Blake’s Goals for this upcoming week
Focus on my workouts!
Continue to focus on drinking water
Play with more smoothie recipes! I welcome recommendations! Tweet me @BlakeSachs
Brit’s Tips – My Advice for Blake:
You are off to a good start so keep the momentum going! More cardio ma’am – strength training is great for building lean muscle mass and boosting your metabolism, but to really drop pounds and increase lung capacity, you’ve got to log those cardio hours. Also, EXCELLENT job with the smoothie substitutions. I personally find this to be the most difficult part of the plan because I love big dinners. Keep this habit going and you are sure to continue seeing results. Last, but definitely not least, just focus on small improvements every day. The “Big Bang” approach to fitness and weight management will just make you crash and burn, so keep up the consistent steady progress. WAY TO GO! Lots of luv, Brit
Happy “Keep-it-Tight Tuesday!” Last Sunday, I survived a triple header teaching 3 classes in 1 day = Boot camp, TurboKick and Indoor Cycling. My legs are on fire today which tells me that the workouts were effective. I’m especially proud of the boot camp workout I designed, so I wanted to share it with you guys! It’s a hardcore, 1 hour workout. To complete it, you will need 2 medium dumbbells (about 8 pounds each) and a step/low bench. Most of the exercises are complex movements, which means you work 2 major muscle groups at the same time – super efficient. Also, there are various cardio intervals included in each working set. Finally, I tacked on 5 minutes of ab work at the finale!
Be sure to stretch and drink plenty of water after the workout to prevent sore muscles. Enjoy and let me know how it goes! Lots of luv, Brit
How bout dem COWBOYS?! I’m starting my week on super positive note by celebrating a big (yet ugly) Dallas Cowboys victory over the New York Giants. 1-0 is a great start to the season! While watching the game last night, I had the idea to create a workout that would help me get a body like a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (DCC)… Personally, I know several of the DCC ladies and let me tell you what, they work their booties off! I’m talking boot camps, hours of practices, strength training, hard-core dance rehearsals – it’s no joke. So, in the spirit of football season and in acknowledgment of the awesome bodies of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders – here’s boot camp style football field workout just a for you! No equipment is needed. The entire workout should take you about 45 minutes and expect to burn 600 calories. Enjoy and GOOOOOOOO COWBOYS! Lots of luv, Brit
Hope you guys are having a wonderful holiday weekend – I certainly am. Unfortunately, lots of my favorite fitness classes are cancelled on Labor Day, so I’ll have to workout on my own. I plan to wake up early and go for a nice a 3-5 mile jog then do this leg workout I designed. If you wanna sculpt sexy legs on Labor Day, here’s your formula. The circuit should take about 7 minutes to complete and I recommend you repeat it 3 times. Overall, you can expect to burn about 150-200 calories and feel a nice burn throughout your thighs, glutes and calves. Try it for yourself and let me know how your legs feel after. Happy Labor Day & lots of luv, Brit 🙂
So… 2 of my best friends have recently gotten puppies and I’m obsessed with them. One of the puppies, Hank (chocolate lab pictured above) is especially sporty. The first time we met we worked out together. It was awesome. Hank’s mom is a Cross Fit superstar (thus the Again Faster equipment and dumbbells in the photos). However, it’s hard to regularly attend CrossFit or fitness classes if you want to spend time with your dog. Since I figured many of you may have dogs yourself, I decided to create a “dog/puppy friendly” outdoor workout. This way you and your dog can work out together and stay in shape while strengthening your bond 🙂 Even if you don’t have a dog, this is a great workout to try on a nice summer day. Enjoy! Lots of luv, Brit