Friday, March 19, 2010
No Excuses Workouts
OK, I admit that I usually don't think much of the workout segments featured on morning television; however, this segment featured on the Today Show this week has some excellent full-body moves that really engage the core. The moves don't require any equipment (you can use paper plates for the "slides") and only take about 15 minutes. And, come on, we can ALL find 15 minutes to do a few exercises at home or while traveling. No excuses friends.
This video segment is another great workout series you can do at home with just a pair of light dumbbells. As you get stronger you can increase the amount of weight you are using. Each move is a "compound" movement, meaning that you are working multiple muscle groups with each exercise. Compound movements are great because they elevate your heart rate and work several muscle groups at a time, increasing your calorie and fat-burn.
These workouts are great for those of you trapped at home with little ones or too busy to get to the gym between full-time jobs, family and busy social calendars. Find 15 or 20 minutes in your day and fire up one of these videos for some full-body strength training. You'll be glad you did.
Also, let's take a moment to give LifeWithLove a big shout-out. She is running a half-marathon this weekend and could use our support. You go girl!
Let's get to work friends, summer is fast approaching!