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Just a Girl & Her...DUMBBELLS!

With a nine-month old baby, I know how hard it is to get to the gym and get a good workout in. On those days when we just can’t seem to make it don’t give up! All you need is a set of dumbbells! Here is a sample routine for a TOTAL BODY workout! Any remember to challenge yourself, not cheat yourself. If you don’t feel the muscle burn your efforts are null; increase your weights or reps…or both!


Position: Lie flat on a bench with a dumbell in each hand. Hold the dumbells with an overhand grip and position them near the sides of your chest. For extra stability, place your feet firmly on the floor.

Start: Press the dumbells straight up until the two dumbells are nearly touching above your chest. 

Finish: Slowly lower the dumbells back to the starting position.

Tip: At the topmost part of the exercise, try to squeeze your chest muscles as much as you can. Whether you're at home or in the gym, if you use heavy weight, make sure there's someone aro…

Drew Manning Goes From "Fit 2 FAT 2 Fit"

There is more to it than meets the eye! Be healthy – Mind, Body & Soul!!Meet the personal trainer who made himself obese then lost all…Drew Manning Goes From "Fit 2 FAT 2 Fit"

Burn fat for 16 hours after training!

When it comes to fat loss, there is a pecking order of exercise effectiveness, according to a growing body of research. At one point, all of us were certain that doing steady-state aerobic work between 65 percent and 85 percent of your maximum heart rate would melt pounds mercilessly. Of course, we all learned that this type of cardio was mind numbing, and even your current playlist couldn’t speed up perceived time on the treadmill, the stepper, the rower or any other piece of cardio equipment. But with the improved ability of researchers to measure fat loss more precisely, what we believed about fat loss and cardio has changed. Sure, steady-state cardio done in a particular zone will help you drop pounds, but we now know that cardio intervals do it more efficiently, often in less time. And recently, as it turns out, research shows that resistance training, especially circuits, is on par with cardio intervals. Of course, the additional benefit of is that it adds muscle, which itself c…