Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eights & Weights is Featured in "Beautiful Inside and Out"


Lifestyle coach EJ Ogenyi releases an e-book called "Beautiful Inside and Out" around the holidays to talk about healthier choices we can make for the new year. This year, I contributed to the e-book. Of course, I talked about food and how snacks can be adding to our waistlines over the holidays. This e-book is free and you can view and download a copy here.

Please download and show your support for Nigerian fitness :)

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Abs and Glutes: Exercise Ball Rolling Bridges


Want to work your abs and glutes at once? Try this exercise using just an exercise ball. Make sure you have your balance as you roll in and out of the raised bridges. As you come up, really squeeze your glutes at the top, and then slowly roll back down. Repeat for 3 sets of 20.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Triceps: Pike Pushups


Triceps are tough. They are painful to work out but you usually have to do very targeted exercises for them. Well, here is one: the Pike Pushup. You will start to feel these pretty quickly. I usually like to do 3 rounds for about 1 minute each.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Abs: Extended V-Sits


Abs are tough because they require cardio, strength, and a good diet. And depending on the shape of your body, they could turn out the way you want them, or look different from what you would expect. However, one thing is certain, you have to work on them for any kind of benefit. Here is one great abs routine to get you going. 

Extended V-sits are tough, so start slow. In the video, I am doing them with my legs straight, but for an easier option, try them with your knees bent. Do 3 sets of 15.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Abs and Arms: Up and Down Planks


Not a fan of regular crunches? Me too. Here is a great plank variation you can try. The up and down motion works your abs a little harder. And of course, if you find it difficult to stay in the plank position for a long time, this helps make it more dynamic.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Leg Day Routine: Donkey Kicks, Supported Lunge, and Static Raised Lunges


Well, it's leg day somewhere always :) If you are looking for some new exercises to diversify your leg day routine, here are some. All you need for these is a chair, table, or stool. Do each of these for about 4 sets of 10 reps on each leg (that's 20 per set) to really burn those glute, quad, and hamstring muscles.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Abs Work: Spider Planks!


I always get the questions about how to build abs, and so I write about abs exercises a lot. Remember that abs requires 3 things: A good diet, Lots of cardio, and Some strength training. Strength training is mostly the exercises that we all know (like planks and sit-ups) that help build the abs muscles. In order to build the muscles, you have to target all the different abs muscles.

The muscles we are focusing on today are the obliques (sides of the abs) and spider planks are great for the obliques. You start by doing a few sets of a few of them and build up as you grow stronger. Start with about 3 sets of 10 reps. Watch the video below for a demonstration of the exercise!

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