For an at-residence exercise that will minimize the Halloween candy off your backside, consider this Frog move. Not only do you get to do it on your abdomen, but also, you can work your back at the identical time.
Begin by lying on your tummy on leading of a mat or soft location. If your mat is on hardwood, then I advise folding a piece of the mat beneath your hips for extra cushion. With one fist on top rated of the other and your elbows bent, spot your forehead into your top fist, and press your arms into the flooring for assist. Now, flex your feet in the air and elevate your knees off the ground.
From this placement, just increase your knees behind you, making use of the electricity in your heels to push your legs absent in a pulsing speed. You want to emphasize that the knees are getting straighter with each and every press your heels make away from your seat. Believe of a frog that squats down and leaps. Your knees are creating a similar movement and, like a frog, your legs are suspended in air. Full this workout for 20-thirty reps. For extra problem, release your arms out in front of you and preserve them out even though you do this workout to tone your back at the exact same time. This is a exciting advantage to do for the last 10 reps of frog place.
Photographed at Pop Physique in San Francisco, CA
We are thrilled to share the next answer in our series with First Lady Michelle Obama. Since we’re in back-to-school mode, this week we’re focusing on education and women’s health. For our final question of the week, we had some fun. Here’s the first lady on her favorite dance move to stay healthy:
Actress Elizabeth Banks asked on Twitter using the #POPSUGAR2012 hashtag, “As a proponent of Let’s Move, tell us your favorite dance move. @MichelleObama #PopSugar2012″
“Tough question from Elizabeth! Over the last four years, I’ve done a lot more dancing in front of TV cameras than I could have anticipated! I have a lot of good memories, from the University of Northern Iowa Interlude Dance to ‘Move Your Body’ with Beyoncé – but The Dougie is truly my all-time favorite move.”
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There’s nothing better than being at the gym or out on a run when an old Jock Jams song comes on the shuffle. It always manages to pump me up and help me push through with a big smile on my face. If you share this sentiment, you’re in luck! I’ve pulled 90 eclectic tunes from the ’90s that can give an old-school lift to your a workout routine. Before downloading our ’90s Spotify playlist, make sure you check out each of the music videos in the slideshow to get your ’90s goodness – and have a solid laugh to boot! Time to grab your scrunchies and bust a move.
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We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from Self here on FitSugar!
Have you seen Blake Lively‘s new movie Savages, yet? If so, you know the blonde bombshell is looking as hot as ever in the new thriller, stripping down to sundresses, bikinis, and sometimes even less! Although Blake is known for her long and lean figure – especially those legs – apparently, her regular exercise regimen lacks, well, exercise. Last month at a Savages screening in New York, she told reporters that she eats cupcakes and doesn’t work out. If only it were that easy for the rest of us!
In all honesty, though, we know Lively is no stranger to total-body conditioning. For 2011′s Green Lantern, she worked with celebrity trainer Bobby Strom to strengthen, tone, and tighten up her already famous curves. (And I love this tip: In order to remember the circuit-training routines he taught her, Strom says, fitness newbie Lively liked to replace the moves’ technical names with funny descriptions like “flamingo,” “toucan,” and “rhinoceros.”)
“I started with Blake the way I start with a lot of women who don’t have a big background in conditioning exercise, by having her work with just her own body weight first: pushups against a bench, squats and lunges,” says Strom. “Once she got the hang of that, we added some resistance bands, then I’d throw a five- or eight-pound dumbbell as her strength started to improve.”
Even though we can’t get Lively’s legs from eating cupcakes alone, we can steal a secret or two from Strom, who’s also trained celebrities like Jessica Biel, Kristen Bell, and Lively’s boyfriend, Ryan Reynolds. I asked him and his wife, Alicia (also a personal trainer, pictured below, who worked with Lively, as well), for the best move to help us get legs like Blake – no matter what fitness level we’re starting from.
Incorporate the following move into your regular workout, three to four times a week, for best results, says Strom.
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