Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Abs and Legs: Oblique Squats

Work multiple muscles by doing this simple exercise. It does involve some good form and focus though. I like to call them oblique squats as they work your obliques (sides of the abs), glutes (bum), and quads (thighs). How do you do them?
  • Sit very low in a wide squat. Try to keep your knees over your ankles so your hips are square.
  • Tighten your pelvis so your bum is really working.
  • Tighten your abs and keep your upper body upright.
  • With your palms behind your head, bend your waist to the right side until your right elbow touches your right knee. Make sure you are bending just from your waist and keeping your abs tight!
  • Come back to the starting position and repeat on the left side.
Watch the video below for a demonstration.

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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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