March 11, 2010
If you just love your afternoon daytime dramas then commercial break exercises will work for you. While you are watching the shows you can do some light motion exercise and when the commercials come on you can do your best to get that heart rate up. Just a few simple living room easy workouts can be enough to slowly get you back into shape.
During you TV show lightly warm up with simple shoulder rolls and easy stretching from a seated position on a couch or chair. Try constant and fluid motions to get your blood flowing in your upper body and back. You can also swing your arms as if walking then switch over to just reaching for the sky. Just repeat this over and over until the first commercial break but just go very easy and slow.
At the first TV break it’s time to go to work. Try starting with push-ups. What type you do will depend on your current fitness level. If it has been quit a while since you have done anything physical you can start by doing a modified push up. Just get on you knees and put your hands on a coffee table and do your workout at a more upright position as to make the movements much less stressful. Do as many as you comfortably can until your show comes back on.
Just try to change up light movements with each show time and move through each major muscle group during the commercials. You can now keep up with your favorite TV shows and not feel guilty about the time you spend on the sofa.
February 22, 2010
Many people overlook the fat and calorie burning effects of doing Jumping Jacks. This simple routine that you probably learned in school, can be one of the highest calorie burners you can do from home.
Jumping jacks are an excellent cardiovascular exercise that you can do at home, work or anywhere you have a little space to move around. Most people know now that cardio is an excellent way to lose weight and keep your heart pumping strong.
Here is a simple Jumping Jacks how to video:
This is a breakdown of how much calories you can burn by doing jumping jacks as compired to other fat burning exercises.
|Activity||130 lbs||190 lbs|
|Aerobics||300 Calories Per Hour||500 Calories Per Hour|
|Basketball Game||475 Calories Per Hour||675 Calories Per Hour|
|Pt – Pushups||480 Calories Per Hour||690 Calories Per Hour|
|Child Care||210 Calories Per Hour||300 Calories Per Hour|
|Gardening||290 Calories Per Hour||400 Calories Per Hour|
|Jogging||410 Calories Per Hour||600 Calories Per Hour|
|Pushing Stroller||150 Calories Per Hour||210 Calories Per Hour|
|Jumping Jacks||450 Calories Per Hour||650 Calories Per Hour|
|Swimming||550 Calories Per Hour||890 Calories Per Hour|
|Tennis||400 Calories Per Hour||600 Calories Per Hour|
|Walking 4 mph||250 Calories Per Hour||350 Calories Per Hour|
You can’t find a higher calorie burner that you can do just about anywhere and without any equipment. Just give them a try. You’ve got nothing to lose but fat.
February 10, 2010
Britney Spears isn’t the only mommy that wanted to get her figure back after pregnancy. Britney Spears’ workout plan and ab routine obviously worked great for her so there no reason is couldn’t work for you.
The National Enquirer posted details of the diet and fitness regime Britney was on in an effort to lose 20 pounds and kick start her comeback. Supposedly Britney’s newly re-hired manager, Larry Rudolph, put her on the program, and this would make sense because he is also the person who is said to be brokering the deal to have her represent Bally Total Fitness.
Here are the details:
* “Six small meals a day of specially prepared organic food – chicken, salads, vegetables and other low-fat fare.”
* Pampering treatments for encouragement and appearance such as facials, hair and skin care treatments
* Working out “with a trainer, three times a day, five days a week.”
* “She’s been ordered to do a staggering thousand stomach crunches a day on her own.”
Here is a video breakdown of Britney Spears Ab Workout Program Plan. This quick and easy ab routine will have your core and stomach looking flat and toned in no time. Fit fitness into your daily routine for best results.