I tried to switch up the usual moves in this 29 minute back workout by using the 1-1/2 tempo for the reps. This is a different time under tension for the muscles than regular reps. Also, the pollen was falling in my eyes and the thunder was rolling so loud at times I thought it was about to downpour at any moment! The joys of filming outside! ;)
You will need a pair of medium-heavy dumbbells, a light-medium resistance band and a bench (optional)
This 25 minute arm workout is done standing and using only one pair of dumbbells. I created it this way on purpose for those who hate training arms (like me! Haha) and want to add in a quick arm routine throughout their week. 4 exercises (2 for biceps, 2 for triceps) repeated 3 times and you're done!
Just this past week, I've had 2 friends ask me what they can do for a torn labrum. So I wanted to make this video for anyone else who may be interested.
People with labrum injuries should undergo 3-6 months of non-surgical treatment before considering surgery. Rehab focuses on improving shoulder range of motion and strengthening the rotator cuff and shoulder blade muscles. This video shows 2 stretches and 3 commonly prescribed strengthening exercises you can do at home. The right exercises can help, but infrequent or random exercise will do you little good. Give these 5 movements a try 3-5 times a week for at least months and see if your pain/discomfort/lack of mobility improves.
This is the third video in this series and I have purposely made each one exactly 30 minutes. This way, it's enough time for a decent workout, but short enough to squeeze it in at lunch time, during the baby's nap time, or just when you're short on time.
This is a simple but effective back workout you can do quickly and regularly. This 17 minute circuit consists of 3 exercises: standing rows, pullovers, single arm reverse flies. You will need 1 heavy dumbbell for the pullover, a pair of medium-heavy dumbbells for the rows, and 1 light dumbbell for the reverse fly. I'm using a bench. You can use an ottoman or edge of your couch or you can just lay on the floor if you don' have anything else.
This fun, 19 minute workout focuses on the muscles of the back side of the body: back, rear delts, glutes. You will need a pair of medium sized dumbbells and a resistance band (you can do the entire routine without a band if you don't have one).
This is a complete shoulder workout that addresses all 3 parts of the deltoids: rear, side, front. I recommend having several different sets of dumbbells nearby. By the time this 26 minute workout is over, your shoulders will feel WORKED!
For those of you who don't know, I created and launched my own product called Busy Bee Body! So exciting! It's a portable kit, full of bands and attachments, that lets you do workouts anywhere: work, home, traveling. There are sooooooo many cool exercises you can do with this bag full of bands! Here is a complete upper body workout using the door anchor attachment.
I created this 20 minute workout as a way to include the ever important pulling movement in your back workout. Moms, if you have a swing set or jungle gym in the back yard, that will be the perfect anchor point for your band. If you have a post or a tree that you can loop the band over, that will work too. I'm using a heavy resistance band in this video.
This 12 minute circuit is done standing, using a mini loop band (light resistance). You can do this as a circuit, like I do in this video. Or you can do these exercises here and there throughout the day when you have time.