Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kushyfoot Yoga Socks



The kind people at KushyFoot sent me these yoga socks to try out and review. As my mat gets so slippery in the summer with all that sweat (my yoga sessions are intense), it is great to have yoga gloves and yoga socks to help with my grip. I have tried out these yoga socks and I love them so far. They are just as comfy as socks and are not too costly to be honest. A lot of yoga gear tends to cost so much that I feel like someone is ripping me off sometimes, but the price point here is pretty good.

If you have a minute, check out KushyFoot.com for more of their athletic socks and let me know how you like them!

Cheers Eights & Weights!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Get your Obliques Working


Anyone who consistently works his/her abs muscles knows that you have to hit multiple muscle groups within that region and this cannot be achieved by doing just sit-ups. The sides of the abs (the obliques) are very crucial to getting that shape right and getting the strength you need in your ab region. Here are a couple of exercises to really help build those oblique muscles:

This exercise works the biceps and obliques and even gets a bit of leg in there:

video

This exercise focuses a lot on the obliques and the upper body as well:

video

Try both for 3 sets of 10 on each side.

Cheers Eights & Weights!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Are you HIITing?


Looking to lose weight, but you're hitting a plateau? Then HIIT may be what you need. What is HIIT, you ask? HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training) is a form of exercise where you alternate between intervals of very high intensity and low intensity training. It has been shown to burn more fat than doing consistent moderate exercise for long periods of time. I'm not sure you really care about why, but let's just say it works...lol.

A lot of people use the term to refer to exercises like jumping jacks, jump tucks, and the like, but you could really make any cardio exercise HIIT by speeding up and slowing down. For example, running at high and slow speeds and inclines is HIIT. Spinning classes do usually incorporate HIIT, and so on.

You can find so many HIIT videos on the web, but here is one of my favorites:


It is a 30 minute session you can do on your own, so beginners, no excuses! You should be feeling breathless by the end. 

Cheers Eights & Weights!
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