What is the difference between skill work and conditioning training when it comes to your health and fitness goals? One of the main differences is skill training focuses on perfecting or improving a specific exercise such as handstands, double unders, olympic lifts, pull-ups, push-ups, etc. For example, when I am doing my regular lifting workouts combined with some sort of metabolic conditioning, I will typically take 20 minutes before or after the workout to just focus on any area that needs the most improvement or is a “weak” point for me. Currently, I have been putting in a lot of time breaking down the muscleRead More →

15 Minute Total Body Kettle Bell Circuit Today’s workout is a 15 minute burner, because it is a repeated circuit that will burn your body! Not only do we show you the movements for this intense short workout, but also the proper form for each movement. Circuit workouts with weights have several benefits. Not only is this workout a weight bearing workout, it also has a cardio aspect to it since you are not taking breaks between rounds and are constantly moving. Having workouts with a cardiovascular aspect is important, because it helps strengthen your lungs and heart. Keeping a steady breath throughout the workout will help strengthen your lungs andRead More →

ABS TV 10-Minute Upper Body Workout with Dumbbells With all the traveling that happens during the holidays and the super busy schedules of every day life, it can be tough to keep on track with your workout plan without access to a full gym. In this video we will show you a great upper body workout that can be done in 10 minutes and with just a pair of dumbbells so you can do this at home or even at small basic gym. I am a huge believer in mixing up your routine and not doing the same things every week to keep your bodyRead More →

ABS TV Front Rack Reverse Lunges With Dumbbells We are always looking for ways to add to our moves and this Front Rack Reverse Lunges with Dumbbells, will add some intensity to your lunges. Moving the dumbbell up to your chest, instead of hanging down will add an extra workout to your core and your balance! This video demonstrates two variations, using either one dumbbell or two. Using one dumbbell is great for beginners and as you advance you can switch to two dumbbells to add more of a challenge. When preforming any variation of lunges make sure to keep a neutral up right position inRead More →

I have spent so much time the past few weeks with the How-To Exercise Library so that all of my online clients know how to perform each exercise in their workout with proper form and different modified versions that it has also given me the opportunity to write up workouts for you guys as well with videos on how to perform each exercise! This entire workout can be done with a simple pair of dumbbells at home, outside, at a gym even in a hotel room! If you do this right and eliminate a lot of rest time you will burn a ton of caloriesRead More →

I talk so much about leg day and how to shape your booty and legs that I recently decided it had been way to long sine I gave you some awesome tips for your back! I will be honest that my least favorite day to train is back, however it is one of the strongest muscle groups and supports your entire body literally so when I think about how I utilize my back in every single lift I do (especially lower back by engaging your core) I get super excited to train. As I mentioned in a previous post that I have recently switched up myRead More →

I think one of the biggest things I get asked in an assessment or on Facebook is “I want to tone and tighten my thighs and butt…how do I do that without a lot of equipment?” One of the first things that needs to be addressed is you will lose weight by performing cardio exercises for your legs, but to truly tone and transform your legs you have to perform specific leg exercises that target these areas. This is why I am such an advocate on strength training for women because it is the best way to transform your physique and not just lose weight,Read More →

In every post and video, you guys usually get to see me very motivated, upbeat, and positive. However, today was not one of those days. I was exhausted and the last thing I wanted to do was get in the gym and knock out supersets and of all days…on chest day. Most women skip strength training on chest simply because logically we think “I have boobs…why would I workout my chest?” Well, that is exactly why you need to workout your chest. Think of it like a free boob lift! The more you strengthen and tone the underlying pectoral muscles you will lift your boobsRead More →

I understand that sometimes you just do not feel like doing abs at the gym OR maybe you just ate a huge bowl of ice cream, an entire pizza or a bag of potato chips and doing some ab exercise would help you at least feel slightly better about it. Regardless, I have an ab circuit for you that will get your abs tight and toned and the beauty of it all….YOU CAN DO IT AT HOME in your pj’s, in workout clothes, in your swim suit, whatever just get moving and do it! To perform the workout you just need a medicine ball, aRead More →