Killer core workout!
Feeling adventurous? This strawberry avocado salad will give your taste buds a run for their money
3 cups fresh organic strawberries, sliced
1 small avocado, diced
1 large or 2 small lemons, squeezed + pinch of fresh lemon zest
1/8 tsp fresh raw ginger, grated with a microplane
splash of grade B maple syrup (optional)
1 Tbsp fresh peppermint, finely chopped + a few leaves as garnish
2-3 Tbsp raw organic hemp seeds (optional)
Don’t forget to be awesome
Get Your Best Legs
First know that you can’t reduce fat in just one place. Your body takes a little bit of fat from everywhere, more or less in some places due to your genetics. Doing a ton of leg exercises isn’t necessarily going to make all that fat disappear, at least not by itself. We do these exercises to shape and tone the muscles so your legs have a great shape. If you aren’t eating healthy and doing cardio those sexy muscles are going to be hidden no matter how many squats you do. Gaining muscle helps, it increases the metabolism thus burning more calories, but you have to work the rest of your body and have a clean diet too.
Try to do one video or pick five exercises and do 3 sets of 8-12 reps (or until you feel the burn) about 3-4 days a week. Do cardio 3-5 days a week too, it can be running, biking, swimming, Zumba, kickboxing, whatever gets your heart pounding and sweat dripping. You can combine strength workouts and cardio into the same day if you want. Make sure to eat protein after your workouts, it helps build muscle!
These are, in my opinion, the best thigh and leg exercises and videos. I’ve included links to instructions for most of the exercises and a variety that you can do at home or at the gym. If you workout at home try to get some 8-10 lbs dumbbells, or get a backpack/duffel bag and fill it with heavy books to challenge yourself.
If you have access to a gym try these machines & equipment:
- the leg/hamstring curl machine
- the leg press machine
- the leg abductor/adductor machines
- squats with a barbell and/or dumbbells
- barbell deadlifts
- lunges with dumbbells
- bulgarian split squat
If you don’t have access to a gym try these exercises at home:
- wall squats
- jump squats
- bridge/hip lifts (try them with your feet on a chair/bed)
- hip lifts on a balance ball (you’ll get an almost instant burn!)
- leg lifts
- inner thigh lifts
- the fire hydrant
- sumo squats
These are my favorite leg videos:
wow this is me… I keep popping up in other peoples’ posts, this is so weird!
for the record, I don’t really ever work out my legs… I do a massive amount of walking in day to day life though
COMPLETE BLOGILATES/POP PILATES WORKOUT VIDEOS:
- 3 MINUTE AB WORKOUT CHALLENGE
- 6 PACK ABS IN 6 MOVES!
- ABOMINABLE ABDOMINALS
- CINCH THAT WAIST WORKOUT
- CORSET WORKOUT FOR A SLIM WAIST
- CRAZY CORE WORKOUT
- HOT ABS WORKOUT
- INTENSE AB WORKOUT
- LOWER BELLY POOCH ATTACK
- MUFFIN TOP/LOVE HANDLES EXTERMINATOR
- MUFFIN TOP MELTDOWN
- UH-OH OBLIQUES
- YOU’VE GOT ABS FLAT ABS WORKOUT CHALLENGE
- INNER THIGH INSANITY
- LEGILATES LEGSERCIZES
- LEGS AND THIGHS WORKOUT
- SADDLEBAG SHAVER
- SLIMMER INNER THIGHS/RUNNER’S CALVES WORKOUT
- SO YOU WANT NICE LEGS WORKOUT
- THANKFUL THIGHS THANKSGIVING WORKOUT
- LADY GAGA STANDING ABS/LEGS
- PLANK ARM WORKOUT FOR FLAT ABS/TONED ARMS
- SERIOUS STANDING PILATES FOR LEGS/BUTT/OBLIQUES
- STANDING PILATES BY THE SEA FOR THIGHS/CORE/SHOULDERS
- ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS WORKOUT
- BIKINI BOD WORKOUT
- BIKINI BOOTCAMP
- BODY SLIMMING WORKOUT
- NEW BODY MAKEOVER
- POST THANKSGIVING TUNE UP
- SCULPTING TOTAL BODY WORKOUT
- SEA INSPIRED PILATES WORKOUT
- SUMMER SLIMDOWN WORKOUT
- TILL THE WORLD ENDS TOTAL BODY WORKOUT
- TOTAL BODY BANGIN’ WORKOUT
- TOTAL BODY SCULPT FOR ABS/BUTT/THIGHS
- WEIGHT LOSS PILATES
How to Gain Weight… From Muscle & Not Fat
Muscle on women is sexy as hell, if you don’t believe me look here and here… and you’re probably admiring the women in the photo up there! Read on, this is long, but worth it.
These same principles apply for anyone that wants to gain muscle not just skinny/small people.How do I put on muscle weight?
First and foremost, you need to do strength training. If you want to gain weight, and don’t want it to be fat, it needs to be muscle, and muscle growth is stimulated by training those muscles. Arm muscle looks fantastic, training glutes gives you an ass like no other, back muscles look sexy in backless dresses, and core will give you a rock-solid foundation.
Strength training is most effective with weights which is easy at a gym, but not so much at home. If you’re at home, grab an empty gallon of milk and fill it with water, which will weigh about 8lbs. Then, try these:
- Assorted exercises on my blog, here and my personal workout is here
- Blogilates divided by area that can be done at home
- Similarly, Tone It Up and P90X can be done at home
- Bodybuilding.com is where I go to learn about exercises at the gym and proper form
Secondly, you need to eat more - especially protein. Muscles aren’t made of magic, they’re made of surplus calories from protein, carbs, and fat. Typically 1-1.5 grams per pound of bodyweight is a good guideline.Try with a 500 calorie surplus and experiment increasing (or decreasing a little) as needed.
If you don’t believe me that you won’t get fat instead, I don’t know how to convince you! I can, however show you this girl who gained 10 lbs of muscle while weight training and eating 2500 calories a day.
To reach this calorie goal, consider drinking a lot of milk, almond milk, or coconut milk instead of water. Liquid doesn’t fill you up as much, and provides you healthy carbs, fats, and protein. Protein shakes and smoothies are amazing too.
Snack on calorie dense foods. Eat nuts such as almonds, cashews, and peanuts throughout the day. Also try eating two tablespoons of peanut butter a few hours after every meal (it won’t affect your hunger).
Again, I’m not a professional anything, this is just what I’ve learned from experience and the internets. If you have any questions, ask me here: http://sweatsalty.tumblr.com
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1) Stair Run
You don’t even need the gym for this one! Running up and down stairs is not only good for the gluts but it can also help you to burn calories quick. For my weight, running up and down stairs burns about 150 calories for every 10min. Click hereto calculate how many calories you can burn in a stair run.
2) Sprint Intervals
We all know running tends to burn a lot of calories. But if you throw in sprinting intervals, that’s where the real burn begins. Science shows that sprinting can burn up to 200 calories per 2.5 minutes. So next time you only have 20 minutes to get in your run, think about how much calories you could burn if you did sprint intervals.
3) Jump Rope
Go a little old school on your workout and grab a jump rope. Jump roping at a brisk pace can burn 120 calories+ per 10 min. Click here to calculate how much you could burn in a short period of time.
Boxing is an intense full body workout. Got a little anger stored up? Punch out your feelings while burning those calories off. Boxing burns around 225 calories for 30 min (based on 130 lbs weight).
Swimming is already a great cardio workout that is easy on your joints. Rev up the speed & throw in sprinting sets and you got a quick way to burn a lot of calories. Vigorous swimming can burn up to 340 calories per 30 min. So next time you’re trying to cram in a workout, getting wet might not be a bad idea.
Insanity is a workout/weight-loss program. It’s 60 days of cardio madness, that will lead you to love the instructor, as well as hate him, all at the same time.
It’s led by fitness provocateur, Shaun T, and he takes you through 14 different exercises designed to burn fat like mad. He does mostly Interval Training, that is, a blast of cardio, followed by a rest, followed by an even bigger blast.
The calendar will show you what exercises to do on which days. In the beginning, you’ll do a fit test in which you’ll see how many of each exercise you can do. Have a pen and paper ready to write down your results! Then, you’ll delve into the exercises according to the calendar. Every two weeks, you’ll take the fit test again, hopefully improving your numbers each time.
Insanity is one of the most intense workout programs you will ever do, but it’s worth it. You may thinking it’s “just too hard!” in the beginning, but from personal experience, I can honestly say you get stronger. Give it a try!
1. Fit Test
12: Max Recovery
13: Insane Abs
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I wish you luck!:)