December 12, 2017

Exercise Routines – Home Fitness Workouts to Get You in Shape

If you’re new to exercising, you may not know where to start or what fitness to do. You need to determine your fitness level and then choose an exercise program. There are many great fitness programs out there and here is a good comparison of the most popular fitness programs from Beachbody.

  • P90X with Tony Horton
    Advanced total-body training program focused on abs, legs, chest, and arms. P90X includes 12 routines that keep introducing new moves and challenging your muscles to get you in amazing shape in just 90 days.   (45 – 60 minute workouts)
  • Slim in 6 with Debbie Siebers
    Full body slimming and toning focused on abs, thighs, buns, and hips. Slim in 6 combines cardio with light resistence moves to burn fat and reshape your body in 6 weeks.  (25 – 50 minute workouts)
  • Turbo Jam with Chalene Johnson
    Calorie burning and total-body sculpting focused on abs and thighs. Turbo Jam combines kickboxing and body sculpting to the hottest music to burn more calories than almost any other exercise. (20 – 45 minute workouts)
  • Insanity with Shaun T
    Transform your body in 60 days with the most intense workout program every put on DVD. Insanity uses MAX Interval Training where you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercise with short periods of rest. (30 – 60 minute workouts)
  • Brazil Butt Lift with Leandro Carvalho
    Reduce your hips, slim your thighs, and life your butt while you burn fat and metl away saddlebags. Brazil Butt Lift combines Brazilian dance, cardio, and Leandro’s signature sculpting moves with his proven Triangle Training method that works your butt from multiple angles. (30 – 50 minutes workouts)
  • 10 Minute Training with Tony Horton
    Full body workouts in only 10 minutes a day! A must have for the busy person. 10 Minute Trainer combines fat-burning cardio, total-body sculpting, and ab moves all at the same time for maximum efficiency. (10 minute workouts)
  • Hip Hop Abs with Shaun T
    Calorie burning cardio and total-body sculpting focused on your abs and core. Hip Hop Abs fun hip hop dance moves are set to hot music to burn fat and sculpt lean sexy abs. (25 – 45 minute workouts)

For beginners, I highly recommend Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer. I started with it and lost 20 pounds! If you’re a little more fit, I recommend P90X. Finally, if you are already extremely fit, Insanity is the way to go.

Self Discipline and Motivation to Exercise

Do you lack the self-discipline and motivation needed to keep up with a regular exercise program and healthy diet? You are not alone.

Motivation and discipline are the number 1 reason why people fail to complete a fitness program. Need some tips?

  • Work out at the same time daily. When you look at the clock and see your exercise time, you can choose to get up and do it, or sit and feel guilty as the time passes by.
  • Find a buddy! Working out with a friend will help keep you accountable!
  • Reward yourself.  Have you stuck to your program for two weeks straight?  Get the new pair of shoes you had your eye on!  Or maybe a new movie or video game.
  • Compare the amount of FAT in junk foods to the amount of FAT in health food which you may not be so crazy about eating.  Did you know you have to run the length of a football field to burn off one single M&M?
  • Think eating healthy is more expensive?  Try thinking of it in years off your life.  The cheap junk food takes years off while eating healthy can add years.
  • Talk to people! This one has worked wonders for me.  If you just casually chat with co-workers and friends about your exercise routine, eventually they will occasionally ask how it’s going.  How will you feel when you have to fess up that you haven’t been sticking with it.
  • You can join Team Beachbody for free and get access to online fitness tools and community support.

What are YOUR exercise motivators? Let us know!

Pride in Exercising | It’s Not Just About How You Look

There are thousands of articles on the internet about the physical benefits of exercise, so I won’t attempt to add to those.  This post is more about the pride which comes with sticking to and completing an exercise program.

I am currently working through P90X for the third time.  I didn’t jump right in — I first conditioned my body gradually and got used to daily exercise using Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer, completing two rounds of TMT before moving on to P90X.

The first round was actually the easiest for me to stick with.  I was extremely devoted and never missed a day, even when sick.  The pride and psychological benefits that come with starting and finishing a program are just indescribable, especially an extreme fitness program like P90X or INSANITY.

This sense of pride is developed through the devotion required to finish a program and overcome the mental and physical challenges involved.  It’s also a proven fact that exercise boosts  self-esteem.  The TV infomercials neglect to mention the psychological benefits and mental changes that occur as you work through a fitness program.  To finish a program alone takes will power, devotion, and mental strength, which in turn builds a sense of pride, accomplishment and confidence that affects all aspects of your life.

Choose the fitness program that’s right for you and get started today!

Whey Protein and P90X

Protein can be found in many foods, like chicken,eggs, beef, fish, and soy. But of all proteins out there, P09X Whey protein is packed with the essential nutrients you need after a P90X workout. While other foods contain good amounts of protein, they do not compare to the quality of Beachbody’s P90X whey protein powder.

In comparison, P90X Whey Protein Powder contains more high quality nutrients needed in aiding recovery and building of muscle.

Whey protein comes from milk, a natural byproduct of when milk turns into cheese. Best consumed immediately after workout, it helps the muscles recover and replenish the nutrients it needs to keep that lean muscle mass. The high contents of BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) in whey are essential amino acids in muscle protein, and help reduce the amount of muscle protein breakdown during strenuous exercise like P90X, and retaining muscle tissue.

Whey protein is not just for P90Xers,bodybuilders or elite athletes, it is essential for everyone. It contains the highest biologically active protein known to measurably enhance muscle recovery after exercise, which is imperative after that intense INSANITY or P90X workout, which is exactly what that the BeachBody P90X Whey protein provides.

If you want to lose weight and some extra fat, whey protein can be very useful because a good intake of protein balances blood sugar levels, which keeps your energy up and keeps you from going hungry. This allows you to control your diet more effectively. P90X Whey Protein Powder is low in fat (2g), low in carbs (4g), which is perfectly in line with your diet. I like to add oatmeal into the shake for an extra boost of fiber. The Whey Protein Powder also comes in two delicious flavors: chocolate and vanilla.

While you don’t need hundreds of grams of protein a day like some people believe to build muscle, you do need a certain amount. Extreme consumption of protein is not recommended as it may cause liver to overload and not optimize the protein absorption. With the P90X Whey protein Home Direct Option, you can  get a shipment every 30 days, which is perfectly portioned for your protein consumption.

Have a Shakeology in the morning and a P90X whey protein shake after your p90x workout, or add a scoop of whey to a pack of Shakeology for the ultimate meal replacement. You’ll be melting off the fat in no time!

10 Minute Trainer

No time to work out? Check out Tony Horton’s 10-Minute Training system. The 10-Minute Training system is ideal for everyone from busy moms and dads to CEOs to traveling business professionals. 10-Minute Training system is also an excellent alternative for those on P90X when you don’t have the time to go through a whole P90X session.

This well put together 10-Minute Trainer DVD set is easy to navigate and comes with everything you need to get started. The hardest part is putting the DVD in the player, and Tony will motivate you though the 10 minutes! Tony does an excellent job of taking you through each program and instructing each movement with ultra-efficient workouts designed to tone and trim your body in just 10 minutes per day.

This no non sense 10-Minute Trainer comes with a workout schedule offering a mix and match approach from one to three routines daily for 4 weeks with one day off a week. Featuring the Super Stacking Technique–which employs resistance bands (included in the set!) for maximum efficiency—it is like multitasking for your muscles, so you get your total-body toning and sculpting, fat-burning cardio and ab workouts at the same time.

Included is also an easy-to-follow eating plan that helps you lose weight and tone your body that optimizes the results when done with the 10-Minute Trainer.

    The 10-Minute Trainer DVD Set comes with:

  • Total Body – Just 10 moves in 10 minutes to work your entire body from head to toe!
  • Cardio – Simple kicking, lunging, and punching moves get you in the fat-burning zone fast!
  • Lower Body – 10 phenomenal moves slim your thighs and lift your buns in just 10 minutes.
  • Yoga Flex – A total-body stretch routine for long, lean muscles!
  • Resistance Kit – Maximize the power of Super Stacking with a Pro-Grade Resistance Band plus Power Cardio Belt.
  • Customized workout calendar – Plan workouts around your busy schedule.
  • Rapid Results Guidebook – Your personal weight loss planner loaded with fitness tips.
  • Tony Horton’s 10-Minute Meals – Tips and recipes for making nutritious, tasty, low-cal meals and snacks in less than 10 minutes!
    Plus 3 FREE gifts to keep!

  • BONUS Abs Routine
  • On-the-Go Workout Cards
  • 10-Day Lean Jean Plan

Try 10-Minute Trainer out! It comes with a 30-Day Risk-Free Guarantee: 10minutes a day for 30 days, you WILL see results. You may love the results you see so much that you will be motivated to try P90X! If you don’t like it, return it, and you get to keep the 3 free gifts!

Here’s what Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer is all about:

Exercising with Injuries

You’re well into your exercise program, exercising daily and eating a healthy diet.  Then you get an injury.

What should you do?

Well, here’s what I did, which has worked extremely well in my particular situation.

I got a sprained ankle while running one evening.  You see, because I completed a month’s worth of Insanity, I am able to run faster than ever before.  How fast?  Close to 15 miles per hour!  And I can hold that pace for about a block!

As you may have guessed, running at that pace provides a great opportunity for one (or many) muscles to malfunction for just a short amount of time, which is precisely what happened.  I was three weeks into my third round of P9oX.  Not a very convenient time to get injured.

Here’s the steps I have followed:

  • Take a break until the injury is healed.  You’ll have to miss workouts, which is difficult to deal with mentally when you are used to exercising regularly.  If possible, you can do other workouts which don’t use the injured part of your body.  In my case, I could have done some upper body exercising.
  • Once the injury is healed enough to where you don’t have pain just from your regular, everyday activity, stabilize the injured area.  In my case,  I have been wearing an Ace bandage around my ankle.
  • Modify, modify, modify.  Modify the routine you do to minimize use of the injured area.  You may need to do a different workout all together.  In my case, with the sprained ankle, instead of doing Plyometrics which would have placed a large amount of strain on the ankle, I did Kenpo X.

When you follow these steps, you may be able to resume exercising before your injury is 100% healed.  In my case, it has been a great way to get back into my routine without losing too much time.  I wouldn’t recommend this for everyone, but if you’re hardcore and don’t like downtime, it just may work for you!

Don’t have a regular exercise program going?
You’ll get results in just 10 minutes a day!

P90X Workout Review | Chest, Shoulders and Triceps

Have you been curious about P90X but not sure what the workouts  consist of? Here’s an overview of the Chest, Shoulders and Triceps workout.

Does it push you to your limits?  Yes.  Every P90X workout does.  If not,  you’re not putting in the required effort.

This routine isolates your chest with a variety of push-up styles.  Slow motion push-ups, plange push-ups, and pike presses completely target your shoulders and pecs to help give you the ultimate upper body workout.

There are a total of 24 different exercises in this intense upper body routine.  The majority of weight exercises focus on shoulders and triceps with tricep extensions, throws, and presses.

Tony Horton’s humorous yet serious focus creates a motivation style that will really  push you to get the desired results.

Ready to give it a shot?  There’s always a 30-day money back guarantee, and I’d love to be your personal coach to give you a source of motivation and inspiration.

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