Mar 202014
 

You vs YouHi #FitFam! Happy Spring and Happy “National Happy Day”!!!

In the busy lives that we lead…it’s You vs You!
It’s easy to not recognize the amazing progress we’ve made. It’s easy to lose focus because of the results we’re “not getting”. It’s easy to quit because of the obstacles that we face.

We must realize that WE are our biggest excuse. WE are our largest roadblock. WE are too distracted from what matters most. The scale won’t tell you how amazing you are! The scale won’t tell you how beautiful you look! The scale won’t admire you for your determination!!! continue reading

Feb 072014
 

I am OBSESSED with unique variations like these for multiple reasons and have been known to preach the importance of changing up your routine. Yes, standard movements are extremely beneficial on their own. But, if you have ever found yourself hitting a plateau or you’re just not seeing the definition you want IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE! Charge your body to engage different muscles. Energize muscles that you haven’t felt before. Start toning those difficult places you have always dreamed about.

Performing circuits like this “Office Workout” keeps me wanting more. My workouts stay fresh, exciting and fun. Nobody wants to do the same thing over and over again. Ask Albert Einstein and he’ll tell you what the definition of insanity is: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
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Dec 112013
 

12 Days of Fitness

‘Tis the season to get fit, not fat.

Fast forward to January 1st — the moment where you commit to your New Year’s Resolutions! After a season of way too many cookies, heavy meals and adult beverages, it’s only natural that people vow to lose weight and get fit. In fact, weight loss is predicted to rank #1 for 2014. But why wait until January 1st? Why not close out 2013 STRONG & HEALTHY with Tribesports’ 12 Days of Fitness?!

Click this link and come workout with me → 12 Days of Fitness (psssst…Santa has a special surprise waiting for you).

Oh yeah, I wrote a song for you….

 
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Nov 042013
 

Seconds ProThis is one of my favorite apps to use for any HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata, Circuit Training, and more. It’s called the Seconds Pro App and can be easily downloaded from the Apps Store right to your iPhone, iPad and more. Aside from a Gymboss, this provides a whole new experience to your workout. Just plug in your exercises, timings, intervals, music and viola. For me personally, using timers like these keep me 100% committed to performing at the highest intensity. Additionally, unlike counting reps, timing my intervals makes me competitive and accountable to perform even harder. It forces me to keep pushing until “3.2.1…[rest]”.

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Sep 132013
 

When it comes to burpees, many would agree that it’s a true love-hate relationship. Why?

Love:
Burpees are one of the single most amazing exercises on the planet and are highly respected within the fitness community. They require extreme effort using just your body weight and can be done anywhere at anytime. Known for their powerful results, burpees will challenge every muscle in your body. They are an intense combination of both strength training and cardio training which makes them a popular choice by all military forces, crossfit aficionados, extreme athletes, and fitness junkies. In fact, a 10 minute burpee session alone can burn approximately 100 calories. I’m positive you have heard the saying “sweat is fat crying”, right? Perhaps “calorie murdering” is more like it. continue reading

Sep 062013
 

Why You're Not Losing WeightEver wonder why you’re not losing weight? Are you constantly “dieting” and still not losing weight? The truth is that even when you’re on this so called “diet”, you might be doing more harm than good. Well, I’ve got to be honest and say, stop dieting and start living! A healthy lifestyle is just that – a lifestyle, not a damn “diet”. Here are a few common mistakes I see.

Depriving Yourself
No carbs. No dairy. No wheat. No sugar. No food. What’s left? You may assume that giving up all your favorite foods is the magical answer to obtaining your dream body. But what happens if you deprive yourself too much? Sadly, it leads us directly to overeating. Furthermore, skipping meals to reduce your calorie intake is a great way to give your body permission to store fat. It’s a method guaranteed to backfire as our bodies dive into “starvation mode”. continue reading

Sep 042013
 

I’m always excited to try new exercises that challenge both my body and new muscle groups. This was yesterday’s workout. Awesome workout – no gym required! Just stairs, the great outdoors and me. It was super hard, and definitely challenging as it required stability, coordination and body strength.

It’s absolutely imperative that during any workout routine you remain 100% focused on your technique and form. Mastering both should be your ultimate goal first, then speed and reps second. Poor form may result in bodily injuries, so trust me when I say “focus”! Plus, proper form guarantees an awesome workout and maximum results.

Aug 272013
 

Tired of the same boring exercises? HIIT play and discover 3 HIIT moves that are guaranteed to make you sweat: Elevated Pushup + Touch Downs, Pivot Abs, Bench Leaps. These Lunch Break Challenges are designed to teach you proper technique, variation and the impact that HIIT routines have to offer. Not sure what HIIT means? HIIT ( High Intensity Interval Training) is a form of cardiovascular training that can last anywhere from 5 – 30 minutes. Most commonly, HIIT workouts are an intense burst of activity for 30-50 seconds on, resting for 10-15 seconds in between each move. It’s an  excellent way to maximize your workout in a short period of time and is the perfect solution for someone on the go.

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Aug 192013
 

My goal in life is to inspire you! That’s why I’ve created these “Lunch Break Challenge” videos to help teach you 3 different variations that you can perform anywhere! Give them a try, you’ll thank me later. For more awesome videos like these, be sure to subscribe to www.YouTube/FitWasted.

And as always, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. Please do not attempt any of these moves without consulting your doctor.

Aug 122013
 

Ab Exercises Did I mention ABS? Here are a few of my favorite ab exercises:

Bear Crunch
Toe Touch
Russian Twist
Single Leg Crunch
Crisscross
Bicycle
Hip Raise (Reverse Crunch)
Jump Up
Cross Leg Crunch

Coupled with these awesome exercises, don’t forget that abs are truly made in the kitchen: 80% nutrition, 20% fitness and 100% dedication.

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