How to Execute More Effective Push Ups

Let’s make today a fit Friday! What do you say?

Y’all know I love my beloved planks. They are the absolute best. So many variations can be done with them. I like to think of push ups as a plank variation, too. It is essentially a high plank that changes levels several times. You core should be continuously engaged and tight during a push up. See!? For women especially, push ups can be really tough, but what we should be aiming for is QUALITY, not QUANTITY. It’s not how many push ups you can do, but how effective the push up is at making you stronger. Continue reading →

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Strong Core…Strong Body: 10 Minute Core Blaster Workout

Who’s ready to get moving today!? One of the most important things about living an active lifestyle is making sure you’ve got a strong core. Your core is the center of your body and helps support ALL your movement. Bending, squatting, lifting, sitting, standing, running, walking, lunging, twisting… all of it starts with your core. And if it’s not strong, your body isn’t strong and you’re more prone to injury, back problems, hip issues, etc. Continue reading →

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Challenge: Let’s Have a Plank Party!

Let’s have a plank party!

I love planks. They are one of the toughest and most effective exercises for your core and the variations are endless! It also strengthens your shoulders, chest, back and quads. It’s so awesome! I try to do a plank a day in some way, shape or form to keep my core strong and tight. This week, I want to have a plank party! What’s a plank party, you ask? It’s my way of challenging you to join me in completing the above plank sequence at least one day this week. That’s it! Continue reading →

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New on Nike Training Club – Serena Williams Core Power Workout

If you’re not already familiar with Nike Training Club, one of the best fitness apps out there, you definitely need to hurry up and climb aboard, considering it’s newest addition. If you are, you’ll be happy to know that you can earn even more badges and burn even more calories working out with one of the best athletes in the world. Continue reading →

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November #MakingMoves Fitness Challenge Day 25: Plank Push-Ups

Day 25: Plank Push-Ups!

By now, you guys know I love core moves. The plank is one of the best moves for your core – EVER. Today’s move is a great variation to just your standard plank: The Plank Push-Up! This is easily executed in a few simple steps. It works not only your core, but your upper body as well. Especially your shoulders. Let’s get that core nice and strong with the Plank Push-Up! Continue reading →

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November #MakingMoves Challenge Day 23: Front Lunge w/Twist

Moving right along, folks! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! I know I did. Did you go out and do any Black Friday shopping? Well, while you’re standing in line this afternoon, burn some calories and tone those legs with the front lung and twist! This one’s very easy and engages your core and obliques when you twist. (I LOVE working my core! Can’t you tell?) Let’s do it! Continue reading →

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November #MakingMoves Fitness Challenge Day 12: Long Lever Crunch

This is another oldie, but a goodie! This is a great variation to the standard crunch by making it slightly more challenging. It also focuses directly on each side of your core. We’re almost half way through this challenge and everyone is doing so great and hanging in there. It’s tough but just remember: if your body isn’t challenged, it won’t change. Also remember you can use these moves even after this challenge is over to up the ante with your workouts. So, let’s get to it! Continue reading →

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November #MakingMoves Challenge Day 9: Swinging Plank

We are moving right along, folks! Today is day 9 of the fitness challenge and I decided to bring back an oldie but a goodie. I posted this move (and a series of other moves) a few years ago as a part of a Christmas workout challenge. It’s been one of my favorite moves ever since! It’s a tough one that helps to tone your glutes (booty), hamstrings, and especially your core since it’s a plank move. Let’s try it! Continue reading →

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