November’s Baby Got Back Challenge Week 4

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We are now entering the last full week of our glutes challenge. Your glutes should be feeling and looking good. I know Thanksgiving is a few days away but let’s all continue working hard throughout the whole week. We will increase the repetitions of each exercise today for the last time. So everyone keep working hard and finish strong!!

*Challenge Rules*

We will perform exercises that are going to hit our gluteus minimus, medius, and maximus. Throughout the month we will increase the number of repetitions of each exercise. Make sure you finish one exercise before moving on to the next one. Also if you need to take a break during an exercise then do them in sets of at least 10 and try not to rest longer than 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Week 4

(Beginners)

  • 60 Glute Bridges
  • 60 Step Ups
  • 60 Squats
  • 60 Walking Lunges
  • 60 Jump Squats
  • 60 Split Jumps
  • 60 Deadlifts
  • 60 Plié Squats
  • 60 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 60 Donkey Kicks

(Intermediate)

  • 70 Glute Bridges
  • 70 Step Ups
  • 70 Squats
  • 70 Walking Lunges
  • 70 Jump Squats
  • 70 Split Jumps
  • 70 Deadlifts
  • 70 Plié Squats
  • 70 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 70 Donkey Kicks

 (Advanced)

  • 80 Glute Bridges
  • 80 Step Ups
  • 80 Squats
  • 80 Walking Lunges
  • 80 Jump Squats
  • 80 Split Jumps
  • 80 Deadlifts
  • 80 Plié Squats
  • 80 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 80 Donkey Kicks

*Remember*

You can perform any of these exercises at the gym or in the comfort of your own home. If you have access to dumbbells or barbell use them if you want to make the exercises more challenging. You can also just use your body weight for the exercise if you do not have any equipment and still get a great workout. 

Let’s finish this last week of the challenge off right!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

November’s Baby Got Back Glutes Challenge Week 2

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for our second week of the glutes challenge. This week we are going to increase the repetitions of each exercise. So I hope you all are ready to push yourself harder this week. Let’s go!!

*Challenge Rules*

We will perform exercises that are going to hit our gluteus minimus, medius, and maximus. Throughout the month we will increase the number of repetitions of each exercise. Make sure you finish one exercise before moving on to the next one. Also if you need to take a break during an exercise then do them in sets of at least 10 and try not to rest longer than 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Week 2

(Beginners)

  • 40 Glute Bridges
  • 40 Step Ups
  • 40 Squats
  • 40 Walking Lunges
  • 40 Jump Squats
  • 40 Split Jumps
  • 40 Deadlifts
  • 40 Plié Squats
  • 40 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 40 Donkey Kicks

(Intermediate)

  • 50 Glute Bridges
  • 50 Step Ups
  • 50 Squats
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Jump Squats
  • 50 Split Jumps
  • 50 Deadlifts
  • 50 Plié Squats
  • 50 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

(Advanced)

  • 60 Glute Bridges
  • 60 Step Ups
  • 60 Squats
  • 60 Walking Lunges
  • 60 Jump Squats
  • 60 Split Jumps
  • 60 Deadlifts
  • 60 Plié Squats
  • 60 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 60 Donkey Kicks

*Remember*

You can perform any of these exercises at the gym or in the comfort of your own home. If you have access to dumbbells or barbell use them if you want to make the exercises more challenging. You can also just use your body weight for the exercise if you do not have any equipment and still get a great workout. 

Keep working hard to get those glutes tight and firm!! Also if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

November’s Baby Got Back Glutes Challenge

 

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all are ready for a new challenge.. This month back by popular demand we are going to do the baby got back glutes challenge. I commonly get asked about some of the best exercise to help build a nice round and firm backside. So that is why this month we will focus on 10 of the best exercises that target our glutes and will assist with giving us those backsides we always wanted!!

*Challenge Rules*

We will perform exercises that are going to hit our gluteus minimus, medius, and maximus. Throughout the month we will increase the number of repetitions of each exercise. Make sure you finish one exercise before moving on to the next one. Also if you need to take a break during an exercise then do them in sets of at least 10 and try not to rest longer than 1 minute in between.

Week 1

(Beginners)

  • 30 Glute Bridges
  • 30 Step Ups
  • 30 Squats
  • 30 Walking Lunges
  • 30 Jump Squats
  • 30 Split Jumps
  • 30 Deadlifts
  • 30 Plié Squats
  • 30 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 30 Donkey Kicks

(Intermediate)

  • 40 Glute Bridges
  • 40 Step Ups
  • 40 Squats
  • 40 Walking Lunges
  • 40 Jump Squats
  • 40 Split Jumps
  • 40 Deadlifts
  • 40 Plié Squats
  • 40 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 40 Donkey Kicks

(Advanced)

  • 50 Glute Bridges
  • 50 Step Ups
  • 50 Squats
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Jump Squats
  • 50 Split Jumps
  • 50 Deadlifts
  • 50 Plié Squats
  • 50 Bulgarian Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

*Remember*

You can perform any of these exercises at the gym or in the comfort of your own home. If you have access to dumbbells or barbell use them if you want to make the exercises more challenging. You can also just use your body weight for the exercise if you do not have any equipment and still get a great workout.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the new challenge and ready to work hard. Time to work on getting the tight and firm glutes your always wanted!!

Also if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge

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Hey everyone! Time for a new fitness challenge and this month we are going to do planks. These past few months we focused on our upper and lower body so now it is time to focus on our core some more. There are several benefits from doing planks which include increasing your upper body, core, and lower body strength along the front side of your body. By doing planks on a consistent basis you are also able to increase your flexibility and improve your posture. I hope you all are ready because I know I am!!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes(intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 1 (Beginners)

Monday : 15 seconds

Tuesday: 20 seconds

Wednesday: 20 seconds

Thursday: 25 seconds

Friday: 25 seconds

Saturday: 30 seconds

Sunday: 30 seconds

Week 1 (Intermediate)

Monday: 30 seconds

Tuesday: 30 seconds

Wednesday: 35 seconds

Thursday: 35 seconds

Friday: 40 seconds

Saturday: 40 seconds

Sunday: 45 seconds

Week 1 (Expert)

Monday: 40 seconds

Tuesday: 45 seconds

Wednesday: 45 seconds

Thursday: 50 seconds

Friday: 50 seconds

Saturday: 60 seconds

Sunday: 60 seconds

*Remember*

 I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

Good luck to everyone on starting the new challenge and I know you all will do great!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

August Leg Challenge Week 2

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Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to start our second week of our leg challenge. How are those legs feeling? Hopefully you were able to get a good burn last week. Now it’s time to look forward to working hard this week and continue toning our legs. So let’s get started!!

 *Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month you will perform some of the same exercises but a few of the exercises we will change the variations. You will perform these exercises as a circuit. Also each week we will increase the repetitions and sometimes sets of each exercise. Our goal is to strengthen our hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, and calf muscles.  Remember you should be pushing yourself as we process through the challenge. For most of these exercises you will have an option to use your body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands or gym machines for those participants who are going to be working out in a gym setting.

Week 3

(Beginners)

  • 30 Regular Squats
  • 30 Forward Lunges
  • 30 Plié Squats
  • 30 Side Lunges
  • 30 Calf Raises
  • 30 Jump Squats
  • 30 Jump Lunges
  • 1 Minute Wall Sit
  • 1 Minute Jump Rope

(Perform 2 sets of this circuit)

 (Intermediate)

  • 40 Regular Squats
  • 40 Forward Lunges
  • 40 Plié Squats
  • 40 Side Lunges
  • 40 Calf Raises
  • 40 Jump Squats
  • 40 Jump Lunges
  • 1 Minute and 15 Seconds Wall Sit
  • 1 Minute and 15 Seconds Jump Rope

(Perform 2 sets of this circuit)

 (Advanced)

  • 50 Regular Squats
  • 50 Forward Lunges
  • 50 Plié Squats
  • 50 Side Lunges
  • 50 Calf Raises
  • 50 Jump Squats
  • 50 Jump Lunges
  • 1 Minute and 30 Seconds Wall Sit
  • 1 Minute and 30 Seconds Jump Rope

(Perform 3 sets of this circuit)

Reminder

*You do not have to perform these exercises with heavy weight. Also you can decide how you want to perform each exercise. If you rather complete the total repetitions all at once or break them down into multiple sets before moving on to the next exercise.*

Continue working hard and finishing out the month strong.  Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

August Leg Challenge Week 1

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope ya’ll enjoyed completing the cardio challenge last month and are ready for something new in August. The past few months we have worked on our arms, abs, and improving our cardiovascular levels up. This month we are going to focus on getting our lower body stronger. I hope you all are ready to have nice toned legs!!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month you will perform some of the same exercises but a few of the exercises we will change the variations. You will perform these exercises as a circuit. Also each week we will increase the repetitions and sometimes sets of each exercise. Our goal is to strengthen our hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, and calf muscles.  Remember you should be pushing yourself as we process through the challenge. For most of these exercises you will have an option to use your body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands or gym machines for those participants who are going to be working out in a gym setting.

 Week 1

(Beginners)

  • 10 Regular Squats
  • 10 Forward Lunges
  • 10 Plié Squats
  • 10 Side Lunges
  • 10 Calf Raises
  • 10 Jump Squats
  • 10 Jump Lunges
  • 30 Second Wall Sit
  • 30 Second Jump Rope

(Perform 1-2 sets of this circuit)

 (Intermediate)

  • 20 Regular Squats
  • 20 Forward Lunges
  • 20 Plié Squats
  • 20 Side Lunges
  • 20 Calf Raises
  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 20 Jump Lunges
  • 45 Second Wall Sit
  • 45 Second Jump Rope

(Perform 2-3 sets of this circuit)

 (Advanced)

  • 30 Regular Squats
  • 30 Forward Lunges
  • 30 Plié Squats
  • 30 Side Lunges
  • 30 Calf Raises
  • 30 Jump Squats
  • 30 Jump Lunges
  • 1 Minute Wall Sit
  • 1 Minute Jump Rope

(Perform 3-4 sets of this circuit)

Reminder

*You do not have to perform these exercises with heavy weight. Also you can decide how you want to perform each exercise. If you rather complete the total repetitions all at once or break them down into sets before moving on to the next exercise.*

Good luck to everyone on starting the new challenge and I know you all will do great!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

July Cardio Challenge Week 4

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We are entering our fourth week of our July cardio challenge!! How is everyone feeling? Hopefully everyone feels like they are improving their endurance and building their stamina up. We have two more weeks left in our challenge so let’s finish strong. Hope you all are ready!!

*Challenge Rules*

Every day you will perform a different type of cardio exercises for a certain duration. Each week we will increase the intensity and duration of each exercise.

Week 4

Monday:

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Use cardio machines such as treadmill, ellipitcal, stairmaster, recumbent bike, etc.

*Perform cardio for 30-35 minutes (beginners), 35-40 minutes (intermediates), and 40-45 minutes (advance).*

Alternative for people who do not have access to any type of cardio machines can perform total body cardio exercises listed below.

  • Jumping Jacks
  • High Knees
  • Push Ups
  • Jump Squats
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Split Lunges
  • Burpees
  • Jump Rope

*4-5 sets of 15 repetitions (beginners), 25 repetitions (intermediates), and 35 repetitions (advanced).*

Tuesday:

running

Enjoy the outdoors by doing a brisk walk, run, sprint, do bleachers, do hills, jump rope, etc.

*Duration for any activity involving fast paced running (such as sprints, bleachers and hills) should last 30-35 minutes (beginners), 33-40 minutes (intermediate), and 45 minutes (advanced). Duration for slow paced running (such as jogging) or brisk walk should last 30 minutes (beginners), 40 minutes (intermediate), and 50 minutes (advanced).  Duration for jump rope is 10 minutes (beginners), 15 minutes (intermediates), and 20 minutes (advanced).*

Wednesday:

bodypump

Take a cardio based class such as Zumba, kickboxing, boxing, or any style of dancing. On this day you could also play basketball or soccer.

*Most classes last for 30-60 minutes*

Thursday:

cardio

Use cardio machines such as treadmill, ellipitcal, stairmaster, recumbent bike, etc.

*Perform cardio for 30-35 minutes (beginners), 35-40 minutes (intermediates), and 40-45 minutes (advance).*

Alternative for people who do not have access to any type of cardio machines can perform total body cardio exercises listed below.

  • Jumping Jacks
  • High Knees
  • Push Ups
  • Jump Squats
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Split Lunges
  • Burpees
  • Jump Rope

*4-5 sets of 15 repetitions (beginners), 25 repetitions (intermediates), and 35 repetitions (advanced).

Friday:

running

Enjoy the great outdoors by doing a brisk walk, run, sprint, do bleachers, do hills, jump rope, etc.

*Duration for any activity involving fast paced running (such as sprints, bleachers and hills) should last 30-35 minutes (beginners), 35-40 minutes (intermediate), and 45 minutes (advanced). Duration for slow paced running (such as jogging) or brisk walk should last 30 minutes (beginners), 40 minutes (intermediate), and 50 minutes (advanced).  Duration for jump rope is 10 minutes (beginners), 15 minutes (intermediates), and 20 minutes (advanced).*

Saturday:

bodypump

Take a cardio based class such as Zumba, kickboxing, boxing, or any style of dancing. You could also play basketball or soccer. 

*Most classes last for 30-60 minutes*

Sunday:

Rest & Stretch!!

Keep up the good work everyone!! Feel free to leave me a post, a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.