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Flat abs in 5!ย 

I like this sequence since it’s short and effective. But remember โ€“ consistency is key. So this is not a workout to do one time for five minutes.

Try adding this onto your regular work out every day or do this every day for five minutes and feel yourself get stronger as you move through the week!


Will you be trying this today?

xxSerena 

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How to lose your love handles fast!

There’s no such thing a spot training-training one part of your body to lose fat in a particular area. But you can strengthen certain muscles. 

So in addition to regular cardio exercise and flexibility training, here are some great muscle conditioning exercises to target your midsection, namely your love handles!


Have you tried these exercises before ? 

xxSerena 

Flat belly work out

It’s combination of strength training, flexibility and cardio that will flatten your belly.
That’s why I like this workout. It combines strength and cardio with flexibility movements.

  
Have you done any of these exercises? Which ones are your favorite or least favorite?

xxSerena 

ViPR exercises for your abdominal muscles

The ViPR portable equipment uses principles of loaded movement, nose to toes training and functional mobility moves to make you stronger and burn more calories than other types of training.

Sometimes, at the end of my class, before the cool down I’ll do ViPR for abs moves.

Here are examples of some:

ViPR for abs

They may look easy but they’re challenging and definitely make your abdominal muscles stronger. Benefits of this include supporting your back muscles and reducing belly fat.

Do you do exercises for your abdominal muscles?

xxSerena

Warm-up exercises for functional mobility

Warming up your muscles and creating mobility slowly in your muscles prepares your body for a strenuous workout. 

Warming up prepares the body for exercise and helps to prevent injury.

But what are some good exercises to do? There are so many options. Choose what is right for you and your body today. Remember to listen to your body. What was good for you yesterday may not necessarily be correct for you today.

Here are some ideas:

   
   
Do you warm up before you workout?

xxSerena 

Easy to follow yoga poses for moms and kids

Yoga is for everybody. Little ones can be as inspirational as a yoga master. This is something that I learned when teaching very young children yoga in a class over 10 years ago.

Children have supple relaxed bodies. They also don’t worry about the past or the future as much as adults might. Remaining in the present helps person stay in the pose and experience all the benefits of that pose.

Here are some great poses for moms and kids to do together:

  
Do you practice yoga? What are the benefits that you experience?

xxSerena 

15 minute standing abs workout you can do with dumbbells

I did one of these for a portion of my hiit class last Sunday. I like these exercises because they are simple and build total body strength. 

Remember to mind your posture throughout all of these exercises. Ground your feet equally on left and right, roll your shoulders into the back of your body, keep your chest open and keep your core strong.

 

 In class, I chose to bring in number three, the bow extension exercise.
Have you done these exercises before? How many minutes a week do you dedicate to building your strength with strength training exercises?

xxSerena 

Total body strength workout exercises

These are total body exercises that focus on strength training. You can choose to do your cardio before or after these. Train now so that you are ready for swimsuit season!

  
These are some of the strength training exercises I do in my Sunday morning tried and shred class at the gym.

Do you do muscle conditioning exercises at home or at the gym or at all?

xxSerena

30 day hiit challenge workout with 30 different exercises

This is a good strength conditioning workout in the form of a challenge if you want to start slow. It only requires ONE minute a day for 30 days, except on hiit challenge days. You do one exercise for one minute every day. For 30 days. 

This will accomplish two things: familiarize yourself with strength conditioning exercises making your body stronger and …allowing your body to form the habit of regular exercise. Would four minutes make a difference? Yes. Your body will get stronger after the 30 days.

So if you want to lose fat and gain muscle, maybe try this out:

  
Have you ever participated in an exercise challenge? What benefits do you believe that regular exercise gives? 

Have a great Sunday! 

xxSerena 

Jump rope workout and 30 day challenge

I’ve always believed that the best cardio you can do in a unit of time is jump rope. 

 

Jump rope your way into strength and cardiovascular health. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
 
I think the trick is to understand that the rope is very thin. People often jump higher than they need to. Keep the jumps small. You’re only jumping off no more than an inch above the ground.

Here’s a jump rope routine that may help from keeping you getting bored:

  
For those of you who have decided you like jump rope, here’s a 30 day challenge that will make you stronger:

  
Would you try this? Do you enjoy skipping rope?

xxSerena