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How To Get A “Toned” Physique.

Women always ask me for my top training tips on getting a “toned” physique. You want to know the truth? Pick up some weights and make them heavier than your purse.

How To Get A "Toned" Physique.

How To Get A “Toned” Physique.

Thankfully there are more women strength training now than ever before. The days of hours of cardio and pulsing FOREVER to “feel the burn” are gone.

With that said, it’s still a fact that most women don’t strength train properly. The gyms are filled with women who pick up nothing heavier than a pink dumbbell. They think if they pick up some real weight that they’ll wake up the next morning looking like the incredible Hulk.

I have seen this day after day while working in the gym. The women will make their way back to the weight room and they’ll proceed to do dumbbell curls and triceps kickbacks with the little pink dumbbells. Or they will stick to group fitness classes and chronic cardio routines because it’s “safe”, “easy”, and non-intimidating. This is a recipe for plateaus, frustration, and overuse injuries.

Most women never pick up enough weight to get a great training effect or know how to structure a balanced strength program that will allow them to see benefits.

I have coached dozens of women and helped them learn HOW to strength train to improve their physiques, fitness, and confidence. If you’re one of those women who think you’ll get big and bulky from lifting weights, you need to dismiss that myth right now.

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Get it out of your head right this second: you will NOT look like a body builder if you add regular weight training into your workout routine. In fact you may finally just achieve that lean, “toned”, body you are killing yourself over with all that cardio.  Are you ready to open your mind and try something different? Be prepared to impress yourself with results.

Here are 16 great reasons you should add strength training to your life:

How To Get A “toned” physique. 16 Reasons You Want To Strength Train

1. Get ‘that body’ you really want (Lean, toned muscles; More definition)
How do you get more toned? Light weights and lots of reps right? At least that’s what we’ve been told for years to believe. However, training to “get toned” with high-reps and light weights will not provide the same benefits as lifting properly with heavy weights. Getting ‘toned’ requires two things to happen:

•    Ridding excess body fat

•    Increasing the size of muscle cells to provide shape.

Getting a “toned” body is all about building muscle. For some, it requires the additional removal of any fat covering up the muscle, but it is muscle itself that gives you sleek, sculpted curves so you don’t just look bony once you lose excess body fat. So how do you lose body fat and increase lean muscle concurrently? Combine a healthy amount of cardio / anaerobic exercise (HIIT, sprint-type workouts, plyometrics) with at least one to three weight workouts a week with weights that are a ‘just right’ challenge for you (heavyish weight with proper form).

2. Strengthen Bones & Muscles. Lifting weights not only builds “toned” muscles, it makes for stronger bones too. Did you know an average woman can lose up 1% of bone mineral density every year?For men, it is not quite as much, but it adds up! After the age of 25, we lose more than one-half pound of muscle every year without a regular strength-training regimen. Add strength training to your arsenal of weapons against osteoporosis. When you strength train, the act of moving your bones through muscle action increases its density. Your skeletal system becomes stronger in response to the demands that strength exercise places on your body. Increased bone density will reduce the risk of fractures and chronic disease as you age. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) you can significantly reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis by engaging in regular weight training workouts.

3. Burn More Calories. We tend to think of cardiovascular exercise as the calorie torcher necessary for losing weight. However, it’s better to lose inches AND gain muscle than to just simply lose pounds. Muscle, unlike fat, is metabolically active. Cardio burns calories during the workout. Strength burns calories both during AND after the workout. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women who completed an hour-long strength-training workout burned an average of 100 more calories in the 24 hours afterward than they did when they hadn’t lifted weights. Replace 10 pounds of fat with 10 pounds of lean muscle and you can burn an additional 25 to 50 calories a day without even trying. This “afterburn” effect is the metabolism boost needed to maintain a healthy weight over time and maximize your calorie burn.

4. Lose More Fat. In addition to burning more calories, resistance training may help your body to burn more fat overall. Score! In one study on over 700 females, lifting weights for just 25 minutes three times per week led to the gain of nearly two pounds of muscle, and the loss of four pounds of fat. If you’re familiar with how physiques work, then you know that is a radical change in appearance!Now, picking up heavy things burns a respectable amount of calories on it’s own. No doubt about that. But that’s not why lifting weights is so effective for burning fat.When you lift something heavy, you’re setting your body up for metabolic reactions that allow you to utilize nutrients better and continue burning calories for up to 36 hours after your workout. There’s this thing called your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). It controls how many calories your body burns while you rest. As you gain more muscle, you increase your BMR, along with how much you can eat and still stay lean. The more lean muscle on your body, the less body fat you will store, and the harder it will be to gain weight.

It is important to remember that losing fat may cause noticeable changes in your body (e.g. decrease in size, increase in tone) when looking in the mirror, but the number on the scales may not change. This is because resistance training can increase the amount of lean muscle you have, which is heavier but takes up less space than fat. So simply put, if fat goes down, but muscle goes up, your weight could essentially stay the same. Read more here: The difference between weight loss and fat loss and why you should focus on FITNESS not skinniness for long term health. 

5. Have Better Posture. Stronger bones will improve your posture and how you carry yourself. Weight training can ensure that the muscles between the shoulder blades, lower back and abdomen stay strong, which reduces the likelihood of developing muscular imbalances that can lead to poor posture. Better posture will enhance your overall appearance and reduce your chances of suffering from back pain.

How To Get A "Toned" Physique.

How To Get A “Toned” Physique.

6. Ease Joint Pain and Prevent Injuries.  Muscles function as shock absorbers and serve as important balancing agents throughout the body. Well-conditioned muscles help to lessen the repetitive landing forces in weight-bearing activities like running or basketball. Also, well-balanced muscles reduce the risk of injuries that result from muscular imbalances (super strong quads and weak hamstrings?! not with smart strength training). Build a foundation of strength and you’ll be less likely to run into injury from sports or daily activities. Stronger muscles better hold your joints in position, so you won’t need to worry about your knee flaring up during your next run.

7. Impress Yourself With Progress. The amazing thing about resistance training and lifting weights in general is that it is you are able to see how far you’ve come. For example, you may have started weighted lunges with 10lb dumbbells and barely making it through your set, to being able to easily get through it with 20lb dumbbells. I love weight training because it helps bring you satisfaction, you can physically see and feel if you have gotten better. Both of these things can encourage you to keep going and continue to improve.

8. Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack & Diabetes. As we age we naturally lose muscle mass, which makes us weaker and more prone to weight gain. Resistance training can help slow down age-related muscle loss, which means that you are not only looking better, but you are also protecting your health. During exercise, muscle tissue helps to remove additional glucose and triglycerides from your bloodstream, which can help to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There is also evidence that suggests that resistance training can help with high blood pressure.

9. Kick A$$ in life.  Yes, you heard right! When you are stronger, fitter and have more endurance, you will automatically become better at other movement-based activities that you attempt. Like lifting your suitcase into the overhead bin on the airplane…arm wrestling your brother…carrying all six-eight grocery bags at once…lifting (and keeping up with) your kids…moving boxes and furniture in your house…opening a pickle jar…and on and on..

10. Maximize Your Gym Time. Cardio sessions can sometimes take up a good portion of an hour, which can be tricky to squeeze in before work or between commitments. Fortunately, with resistance training, you don’t need to spend hours at the gym to see results. All you need is a 30-60 minute lifting session about three times a week to start seeing great results in as little as two weeks. However, I like to reinforce this efficiency mindset with all of my trainees: Get In. Work Hard. Get Out. You’ll have more time to spend with your favorite people, and to do your favorite things.

11. Build a Nice Butt. Want a nice booty? The gluteus maximus is one of the strongest muscles in your body. The shape of your glutes are influenced by muscular development. When it comes to building size in your glutes, there is no substitute for a deep, heavy squat. This will also help rid you of cellulite, while “firming” and “toning” your legs in the process. You’ll also strengthen your lower back and help prevent back injuries that are all too common as we age.

12. Change your body shape. You may think your genes determine how you look. That’s not necessarily true. Weight training can slim you down, create new curves, and help avoid the “middle-age spread.” Dropping only 3 percent of your body fat could translate into a total loss of 3 inches off your hips and thighs.

13. Boost Your Flexibility. Ignore that super ripped guy fumbling in yoga class for just a minute. Researchers from the University of North Dakota pitted static stretches against strength-training exercises and found that full-range resistance training workouts can improve flexibility just as well as your typical static stretching regimen. The key word here is “full-range,”. If you can’t complete the full motion—going all the way up and all the way down—with a given weight, you may need to use a lighter dumbbell and work up to it.

14. More energy. Exercise gives you endorphins (natural opiates produced by the brain), …endorphins make you happy, feel great and give you more energy!. Ever had a workout, where you were just ‘going through the motions’, as opposed to a workout where you were really ‘in it’—putting your mind into the muscle or movements at hand, giving 100% effort…then…how did you feel after? Perhaps, initially, a bit tired…but chances are, you left that workout with a new spring in your step—renewed energy. Lifting heavy weights challenges you in new ways…leaving you with newfound energy from the ‘rush’ you got in that workout. Strength training has also been showed to help you sleep better (since your muscles are craving recovery, rest and repair post-workout)—and better sleep equals more energy in the long run.

15. Boost Your Body Image. Lifting weights can help shift the focus of your body image from size to ability. In other words, instead of focusing on your weight or the size of your waist, you’ll begin to better appreciate your body for its strength and what it can do. When we focus on actual fitness instead of body size, more muscle can mean more ease in moving our bodies, and better relationships with our bodies and with exercise.

16. Gain Confidence. You know it: Exercise boosts the ego—it helps you feel great in your own skin. The foundation of building inner confidence (and self belief) lies in setting goals that may seem beyond your capabilities and working towards them (consistently and with commitment) until you achieve them.  And there’s something about strength training that makes you feel, well… Strong. And that feeling of inner strength — that your muscles are growing, you’re developing definition, and you’re boosting your metabolism — all of those work together as a powerful confidence-booster.

At this point you’re probably thinking everything sounds amazing, but have this little voice in your head telling you that you’re going to get big or bulky. I hear this way too many times. It’s simply a mis-belief that is holding you back from seeing results you love in a short period of time.

If you are really still worried about gaining size and becoming the next incredible hulk, consider this: Bodybuilders are doing EVERYTHING in their power to build muscle and are still struggling! Its very difficult to see massive muscle gains, unless, of course, you’re training like a monster, consuming a massive amount of calories, and injecting yourself with synthetic hormones. When you follow a strength training program customized to fit your body’s needs and goals, you’ll see the results you want (not the extra bulk).

Now you’re super motivated to pump some iron, but WHERE do you start to learn how to strength train and incorporate it into a balanced fitness routine? I want to teach you! Get excited because this AUGUST 2017 I am launching STRONG BODY BEAUTIFUL. An online, interactive coaching course to help you build a strong body and find confidence through strength. 

What’s Included in the Strong Body Beautiful Online Program?!

  • 6 weeks of dynamic workouts designed to burn fat and build lean muscle mass in your tummy, legs, arms, and booty
  • A detailed daily schedule for strength, cardio, flexibility training, and rest days to optimize results.
  • Virtual access to ME for online fitness and lifestyle coaching. Get extra support and all your questions answered
  • Customized video routines and resources
  • My top tips and tricks that can help you live a strong lifestyle
  • Nutrition information, resources, and tools to learn how to listen to what your body needs and eat well
  • Form focus and skills training behind SMART strength training
  • Stress relief, meditation, and mindfulness tools to help you be your best and optimize results
  • The skills to stay consistent, balanced, and find a healthy relationship with exercise and food
  • Training tips and secrets to overcome plateaus
  • The secrets to success in finding YOUR perfect balance with exercise, eating well, and living a strong lifestyle
  • Insider access to the private Strong Body Beautiful facebook community of positive, healthy, women

Program launches in August 2017. You can enroll and start the program ANYWHERE and ANYTIME. Stay tuned for program launch details on all of these channels:

YouTube channel
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It’s time for you to FIND your strong. If you are ready to do something different and take your health to a happy place, this program is ready to help you find success. I would be honored to coach you and have you as part of this special community of women who are ready to build a positive relationship to fitness, a STRONG body, and live a balanced lifestyle.

I am so excited to share Strong Body Beautiful with you this August and create the kind of community that can empower you towards lasting results. Leave me a comment below and let me know if you are ready to transform your body and mind. It’s coming…. and it’s time for you to SHINE.

Yours in strength,

Caroline

*** Thank you to all who entered the NuNaturals Stevia giveaway! The giveaway winners have been randomly selected and are (drumroll please…)1. @justduit_official 2. @craving_happy  3. @aawilks 4. @taylorcrandall . CONGRATULATIONS winners! Email or direct message me your address so that I can get you your prize package! For those of you who didn’t score this time, don’t worry! Ill be hosting more fun product giveaways on my blog to give you the chance to experience products I LOVE. Stay tuned by subscribing to my email newsletter for future giveaways. 

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Win a Sweet & Healthy NuNaturals Giveaway Package!

Want to win a super sweet healthy treat? Learn more about NuNaturals stevia and enter for your chance to win a NuNaturals giveaway package valued at $70.00!

WIN NuNaturals Stevia!

WIN NuNaturals Stevia!

If you have been following the blog for a while now, you know I am a huge fan of using NuNaturals stevia in my oatmeal, smoothies, and tea. But I’m often asked, what the heck IS stevia and…. is it even good for you? Here’s the inside scoop on stevia and a chance for you to try some for yourself.

What Is Stevia?

Stevia is a plant native to South America. It is part of the sunflower family and its leaves are naturally sweet. In fact, the indigenous people used to chew them for their sweet taste and use them to naturally sweeten beverages. Stevia is unique among food ingredients because has 0 calories and it is 100-300 times sweeter than sugar in the same concentration. It comes in powder or liquid form and can be found in supermarkets or health-food stores.

Is Stevia Good For You?

Actually YES. Stevia is natural, unlike other sugar substitutes. It is NOT an artificial sweetener. It is a real food sweetener! The FDA approved the purified form of stevia as safe to use. Several studies have shown that stevia in its pure form (not processed products like Truvia or PureVia) may actually offer many types of health benefits.  It’s been shown to be safe without containing toxins or producing side effects in those who consume it. And because it’s zero calorie and doesn’t spike blood glucose, it’s a great sweetener for diabetics or others with blood sugar issues.  Recent research suggests it may help to stabilize insulin levels as well, and some studies even show that it can regulate blood pressure. A Japanese study (where stevia is immensely popular) found that stevia can help to prevent plaque buildup on teeth. In addition, stevia (like all plants) contains antioxidants, known to help fight free radicals that can lead to chronic conditions and cancer.

What is the best kind of Stevia to Buy?

I’ve tested at least half a dozen stevia products and found NuNaturals stevia to have the best flavor and price. NuNaturals NuStevia is Non-Bitter tasting, has ZERO calories, and does not effect blood sugar levels. NuNaturals products DO NOT contain aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, soy, yeast, what, milk, synthetics, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are GMO Free,  from sustainable agriculture assisting in making a healthy Earth. NuNaturals products are a safe choice for diabetics, people who follow specific diets (paleo, keto, candida, low carb), and a hit with figure conscious fitness fanatics.

NuNaturals has an extensive line of Stevia products that are 100% natural. I like to use NuNaturals collagen in my oatmeal and enjoy using their pure liquid stevia to sweeten my protein smoothies. I’ve sweetened tea with their peppermint liquid stevia and added fiber to dishes with their Oat Fiber. I’ve also tried their Dutch processed Cocoa powder for sugar free brownies and their Organic Green Banana flour for gluten free baking. The options to use their healthy products are ENDLESS,there’s even an all-star world wide recipe collection that NuNaturals has created online through partnering with healthy living bloggers. 

Here are some of my Favorite Healthy NuNaturals Stevia Recipes:

I have so many great recipes to share, but I’m curious to hear what you want to cook up with NuNaturals Stevia! Want to enter this NuNaturals Giveaway and sweeten your life a little?! Here are the details:

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway Details:

Who: Four winners from anywhere in the world (THANK YOU, NuNaturals!!)

What: Each winner will receive:

In addition, each of the 4 winners will also receive a FREE BONUS item. The total retail value of each package is $ 70.00!! 

NuNaturals Stevia Products

NuNaturals Stevia Products

Does this Stevia make me look sexy? LOL!! I have no idea why I chose to go "Victoria Secret" pose with NuNaturals, but it's funny.

Does this Stevia make me look sexy? LOL!! I have no idea why I chose to go “Victoria Secret” pose with NuNaturals, but it’s too funny not to share.

That’s a super sweet deal! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @carolinejordanfitness and @nunaturals on INSTAGRAM
  2. I will post the NuNaturals giveaway photo on 7/20.
  3. Double tap and like the giveaway post on INSTAGRAM
  4. Tag a friend in the photo comments on the INSTAGRAM giveaway post

Thats it! 4 lucky winners will be randomly selected to WIN this incredibly generous giveaway to try NuNaturals stevia products. This giveaway will run July 20-26th. Giveaway winners will be announced on July 27th at 8am.  Don’t wait – follow on instagram to double tap and tag a friend! This giveaway package is too sweet to miss out on! I can’t wait to share a little bit of healthy indulgence with you my friends.

Oh and BONUS! NuNaturals has generously extended SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on the NuNaturals website:  www.nunaturals.com for all of my blog readers. Use the DISCOUNT CODE of:  BLG1217  to receive a  -15% DISCOUNT on your entire order. This discount remains EFFECTIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2017. Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U.S. on all orders exceeding $ 35.00 after discounts.

I’m so grateful to have partners that take such good care of me and my people. Thank you NuNaturals for the opportunity to share the sweetness online and off. I use NuNaturals stevia daily and stay sweet the healthy way. Looking forward to hearing what you think of my favorite way to sweeten up each day.
Love and smoothies,
Caroline
Disclaimer: Although I received free products from hosting this giveaway, I was not compensated by the company in anyway to write this review. All opinions are my own and based on my general satisfaction with the products. 
My mission is to help you develop a positive relationship to self and exercise that adds to the quality of your life. Check out my list of services, stay connected about upcoming events by subscribing to my email newsletter, or contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com to discuss ways we can work together and live well.

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Something To Remember When You Feel Hurt, Sad, Lost, or Alone.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you feel hurt, sad, lost, or alone. Read this post and give yourself this important reminder.

Recently I received this thoughtful comment on a Caroline Jordan Fitness self healing meditation : “Hello friends! I just wanted to share my experience with the practice. I just recently had a extremely intense and traumatic event in my life, that has left me unable to pick up my left foot and on crutches. It’s been almost a week, and this meditation helped not only my hope to heal and drive my negotiable thoughts and fears out but the feeling in my leg is more present than it has been since I was shot. A big thank you for sharing this and I intend on practicing it everyday even after I heal! Much love!”

I receive comments and messages like this often from coaching clients, YouTube subscribers, and community. Each note leaves an imprint on my heart and serves as an important reminder that so many of us are fighting a similar battle right now.  

I know in the midst of bad days and hard challenges, it can be easy to look around and see a bunch of people who seem to be doing perfectly fine.  But I assure you they’re not.  We’re all struggling in our own unique way, every single day.  And if we could just be brave enough to open up about it, and talk to each other more often, we’d realize that we are not alone in feeling lost and alone with our issues.

Try to remember this.  No matter how embarrassed or pathetic you feel about your own situation, there are others out there experiencing the same emotions.  When you hear yourself say, “I am all alone,” it’s just your subconscious mind trying to convince you of a lie.

There’s always someone who can relate to you.

There’s always someone who understands.

Perhaps you can’t immediately talk to them, but they are out there.

I am out there.

I want you to know that I understand.  Life is not always easy.  Every day can be an unpredictable challenge.  Some days it can be difficult just to get out of bed in the morning, to face reality and put on that smile.  But I want you to know that your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count.  Never forget that, even when times get tough, as they sometimes will, you are incredible, you really are.

So please try to smile more often.  Even when times are hard, you have so many reasons to.  Time and time again, my reason is you.

You won’t always be perfect and neither will I.  Because nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves to be perfect.  Everybody has issues.  Nobody has it easy.  You will never know exactly what I’m going through, and I will never know exactly what you’re going through.  We are all fighting our own unique war.

But we are fighting through it simultaneously, together.

Remember, our courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, “I will try again tomorrow.”  So stand strong.  

Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

I hope the short story above helps you feel less alone in your challenges.  I hope it gives you hope. Good and bad, losses and wins, I am committed to making the best of this life along with YOU. Have you tried my guided meditation for self healing? Has it helped you through a tough time? I love hearing reviews, comments, and stories from you! Keep them coming   One day at a time, one step at a time. Hard days and not, every day is a gift.  Keep your chin up and keep shining my friends.

Caroline

My mission is to help you develop a positive relationship to self and exercise that adds to the quality of your life. Check out my list of services, stay connected about upcoming events by subscribing to my email newsletter, or contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com to discuss ways we can work together and live well.

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Waist Whittling Workout Routine. 15 Minutes to a Sculpted Stomach

Work your entire core and whittle your Waist with this ab exercise routine for a sculpted stomach.

Waist Whittling Workout Routine. 15 Minutes to a Sculpted Stomach

Waist Whittling Workout Routine. 15 Minutes to a Sculpted Stomach

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Hi Friends!

Clients often ask me how to get a slimmer Waist and a more defined stomach. To get six pack abs or a smaller Waist there really is no secret, extreme quick fix, or fancy treatment. It all comes down to a clean diet, consistent fitness routine, strength training, and living a stress free lifestyle. However, the right exercises and workouts can absolutely help you see better body results and a smaller Waist. Define your waistline with this strengthening routine that gives your obliques some love. These moves hit all of your major muscle groups with extra emphasis on your obliques to “whittle your middle”. Move from one exercise to the next without resting for a feel good Waist Workout routine that will leave you smiling.  In less than 15 minutes, you’ll be on your way to defining your Waist. Hungry for more? Repeat the video for round two! But just be prepared to be sore in your core 😉 All you need to get started is a positive attitude and a mat. Ready to go? Lets get sculpted and sweaty! Press play now.

Waist Whittling Workout Routine. 15 Minutes to a Sculpted Stomach

You didn’t even know 15 minutes could feel so good did you? Remember: a little bit of positive movement goes a long way in helping you feel your best inside and out. I’m proud of you for taking time for yourself and strengthening your stomach! How do you feel after that Waist workout? Let me know if you liked the routine in the comments below. Want more or have a specific request for a video? I’m always game to film something especially for you.

Thank you for sharing such an uplifting workout with me! My Waist feels happy and I can’t wait to see you for another great video on Youtube soon.

Till next time, keep smiling,

Caroline

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My mission is to help you develop a positive relationship to self and exercise that adds to the quality of your life. Check out my list of services, stay connected about upcoming events by subscribing to my email newsletter, or contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com to discuss ways we can work together and live well.

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“How Wellness Coach Caroline Jordan Stays Positively Fit” Insider Interview With Rockyt.style

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How I Stay Fit. Photo Credit Gwen Rodgers for New Balance

Hi Friends!

I hope this post finds you healthy, happy, and making it a great day. I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by local writing superstar Robyn Hagan Cain. Robyn is the Founder of www.Rockyt.style. where she gives the inside scoop on shopping, beauty, and fitness in San Francisco.  I had the privilege of meeting Robyn a few years ago and sharing an uplifting coffee conversation.  We have stayed in touch since and I’ve enjoyed following her adventures as a freelance writer for multiple websites and magazines. I now religiously follow her savvy Rockyt.style. website for the latest on the coolest stores, treatments, and fitness classes. Robyn was working on a series of articles titled “How Trainers Train” and asked to interview me for a piece. I gladly accepted the opportunity to collaborate and support her work. Robyn’s post was incredibly thoughtful and kind (I’m still blushing). I wanted to share her article in this space in the event you too were curious on how I stay “positively fit”.

“How Wellness Coach Caroline Jordan Stays Positively Fit” Interview with Rockyt.style

“When you meet Caroline Jordan, two things immediately stand out. First, she’s ripped. That’s understandable when you consider her background as a dancer and a trainer, and she explains that she’s spent her entire life in fitness. (Jordan has been working in the fitness industry for 16 years, received her first group fitness certification at age 15, and became a personal trainer at 18.) Second, she’s one of the most positive people you’ll ever meet—and not in an annoying way.

Jordan can recognize a less-than-ideal situation, but she’s trained herself to redirect her energy to gratitude. It’s something that shines through in both one-on-one interactions and her group classes. For example, Jordan was an enthusiastic runner for years until a Sesamoid injury forced her to hang up her running shoes last July. “The injury has been life-changing for me in so many ways, I think mostly in helping open my eyes to what my body was capable of outside of just running,” she says. “You are so much stronger than you think you are, and your body can do really cool things. It’s empowering to explore the potential.”

Where some people see disappointment, Caroline sees opportunity.

Even after her injury, Jordan says her body is more fit than ever, which certainly helps with powering through her busy schedule as a health and wellness coach. So how does she balance her personal routine and coaching? With positivity, of course.

Rockyt: Where do you teach?

Caroline: I teach every week on YouTube.  I teach large public fitness events for Caroline Jordan Fitness (like BOOTYcamp) and for my partners Fitbit and New Balance. I also teach regular weekly classes for Equinox.

Rockyt: What do you teach?

Caroline: I teach any and all group fitness format, indoor cycling, pilates, yoga tune up therapy, and my most popular [class], Best Butt Ever. (Yes, best name ever!)

Rockyt:  How do you prepare for classes?

Caroline: I attend continuing education courses all of the time and am constantly working to learn, evolve, and grow as an instructor. IDEA world fitness convention is my favorite, but I also watch a lot of online learning courses and surround myself with people in the industry who are learning, growing, and advancing their skills. I plan and prepare for classes, but also adjust to the needs of the participants. A skilled instructor can meet the participants where they are at, and challenge them in a safe way to grow.

Rockyt: How do you cross train?

Caroline: I Spin, swim, do pilates, and am a total CrossFit junkie these days. It makes my body feel amazing. What I love about Crossfit is that every workout is different, uniquely challenging, and highly effective. The workouts are completely scalable, which means that a new participant and a veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. Its diverse fitness programming aims to improve your capacity in all ways: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The result is comprehensive physical fitness and restored vitality. You become a well-rounded athlete who can move well, perform well, and excel in the world.

Rockyt: What are your favorite studios for cross-training?

Caroline: I train at San Francisco CrossFit and am confident that San Francisco CrossFit houses some of the best movement professionals in the world. SFC founder Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and healer. He has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. I also swim at the pools at Equinox—the Palo Alto and San Mateo outdoor pools are my favorite.

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Rockyt: Are you training toward a particular fitness goal right now?

Caroline: My goal has always been to feel good, have energy, and be happy; to move well, with skill and intention; to make my workouts smart, balanced, and powerful. Oh, and to get a stronger butt, because that helps everything! Fitness is an incredible way to not only train your body, but train your mindset. If it’s stressing you out, you are doing it wrong. You are one workout away from a good mood and fitness can—and should be—a rewarding, and uplifting part of your lifestyle.

Rockyt: What’s your training regimen?

Caroline: To listen to my body and to do what it needs to feel good. Sometimes you need a challenging workout to feel better. A solid workout can balance the body, sweat away stress, and lift your energy. And sometimes you need a little more rest and TLC. Every day is different, and if you practice the skill of tuning in and listening to what your body needs, then you’ll move mindfully and feel your best for life

Rockyt: Do you take rest days?

Caroline: Yes I do! I love to write, so on rest days I catch up on writing, reading, or time with friends in the sunshine. I also am a huge fan of Epsom salt baths and foam rolling.

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Thank you Robyn and Rockyt for hosting me as a guest on your site! I am so touched by your warmhearted words and for the opportunity to support your work. To get the scoop on the latest shopping, beauty, and fitness in San Francisco, check out Rockyt.style on the website, facebook, and instagram. Get ready to have fun as you follow along with Robyn’s stylish adventures in San Francisco.

How do you stay “Positively Fit”? Are you training towards a particular goal right now? Do you take rest days too? Let me know your favorite way to train by leaving me a comment below.

Thanks for being a part of my community online and off. YOU bring so much joy into my life and help me stay “Positively Fit”!

Till next time my friends… make it a great day and keep shining.

Caroline

Drop the extremes, create lasting lifestyle change, and FEEL GOOD IN YOUR SKIN. Check out my list of services, stay connected about upcoming events by subscribing to my email newsletter, or contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com to discuss ways we can work together and live well.

Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief. Feel Better Fast With This Sciatic Nerve Routine.

You don’t have to live with pain! Sciatic Pain, or Sciatica, which is pain along the large sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg, can cause severe, debilitating pain. But there are all natural ways to ease and treat Sciatic Pain. Get Sciatica Pain Relief with this quick effective video routine.  Read on and press play.

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Hi Friends!

Are you struggling to overcome a “pain in the butt” sensation? Do you ever wake up feeling agonizing pain all the way from your upper thighs to your feet? Do you deal with nagging lower back pain that spreads downward and won’t seem to quit no matter what you try? You could be dealing with sciatic nerve pain, also called sciatica, which causes painful throbbing in the lower back and limbs. I am here to help you feel better!!

This is my second Sciatica Pain Relief video. View the first here and feel better fast here. 

These videos have helped people all over the world overcome Sciatic pain with an exercise routine designed specifically to help stabilize the pelvis and muscles of the hips, core, and butt to prevent and treat pain. In this video, I’ll guide you through simple stretches and strength exercises that will relieve sciatic pain and tension.

You’ll begin this therapy based workout session with a few simple stretches that will likely stop your pain immediately. Then I will lead you through a series of key exercises to strengthen your core, legs, and butt. These moves will help you develop the strength you need to stabilize the pelvis and live without sciatic pain. Once you are pain free continue to practice these exercises on your own to bring long lasting relief and prevent future flare ups.

Many doctors will tell you that you should stop training or stop the sport that caused the pain, however I believe that it is possible to overcome Sciatic pain and it’s symptoms with proper management and therapy based exercises like the exercises in this video. Movement is medicine. A regular physical stretching and strength routine will help you get rid of sciatic pain and live tension free. Repeat this routine as much as needed to keep your body feeling its best and live without sciatic pain. Ready to feel better? Press play.

Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief.

Try this video and let me know how it makes you feel in the comments below. I hope it gives you Sciatica Pain Relief and helps your body feel better! As always, please check with your doctor to make sure these recommendations are right for you. Honor your body and be good to yourself. Stay strong and keep smiling my friends. Always cheering for you.

Love,

Caroline

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Non-Weight Bearing Workout. Total Body Exercise Routine Safe For Recovering From Injury.

A Non-Weight Bearing Workout you can safely use to stay fit when recovering from a foot injury, ankle injury, physical limitation, surgery, or disability. Stay fit and positive with this exercise routine that includes cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training for a total body workout.

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Hello My Friend,

Are you healing from a Foot Injury? Ankle Surgery? Or working with a disability? Here is a Non-Weight Bearing exercise routine you can use to stay fit, active, and positive. This 40 minute video includes cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises for a total body workout. You will get your heart rate up, work up a sweat, and feel fantastic!

In this Non-Weight Bearing Workout you will move through the following exercises:

Non-Weight Bearing Seated Cardio Exercises

Get your blood flowing and heart pumping with seated chair cardio exercises including seated chair jumping jacks, seated chair boxer punch, and seated chair cardio knees. This Non-Weight Bearing cardio exercise sequence will allow you to get your heart rate up and work up a good sweat!

Non-Weight Bearing Bodyweight Strength Exercises

Maintain your strength and lean muscle mass with this series of Non-Weight Bearing bodyweight strength exercises including: modified pushups, leg raises, hip lifts, modified planks, sit-ups, crunches, and more.

Non-Weight Bearing Flexibility Training Exercises

Finish your workout with a Non-Weight Bearing stretching sequence to help you stay flexible and mobile. Move through modified pigeon pose stretch, seated spine twist, quadriceps stretch and my personal favorite: the scorpion stretch!

This total body Non-Weight Bearing Workout requires a chair and an exercise mat. It can be done in the comfort of your own home or while traveling for a total body workout.

Before starting any new physical activity, you should consult your healthcare provider. These exercises are suitable for most people, including seniors, recovering from an injury and in need of a Non-Weight Bearing workout.  But ALWAYS check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Listen to your body and move mindfully. Honor your injury and be smart! Ready to get sweaty? Put your positive pants on and lets get moving!

Non-Weight Bearing Workout. Total Body Exercise Routine.

Having an injury, disability, or physical limitation doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. It just means you have to get creative with HOW you exercise. Done properly and safely, exercise can be an incredible resource to keep your body and mind healthy, positive, and fit. That’s why I’ve created a series of workout videos to help you keep moving no matter what. These creative exercise routines include videos you can do with a foot injury, disability, or illness. I believe movement can be medicine that allows you the strength to live your best life. Check out the following YouTube playlists for feel good fitness content you can do no matter what:

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I would love to hear if you try this video and how it makes your body feel in the comments below! And as always, if you liked this post, PLEASE HIT LIKE, SUBSCRIBE to my channel, and share this video with your friends! Thank you for your support in my work. I am here to help you feel your best inside and out.

Here’s to you living every day in strength,

Caroline

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All Levels Chair Yoga Routine For Injury, Disability, Or Stretching At Work.

Ground your mind and body with this short, all levels Chair Yoga Routine. Perfect for all levels and abilities, Chair Yoga a great way to relax from head to toe without the stress of weight bearing. This routine can help you stay active when recovering from an injury or when sneaking in a few stretches at the office. Press play and give your body a feel good Chair Yoga flow that will lengthen your muscles and calm your mind in minutes.

Chair Yoga Routine

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Hi My Friend,

How is your body feeling today? Are you feeling stiff, tight, or tense? How is your mindset? Tired, stressed, or depressed? I’ve got just the thing to help you feel better fast – and you dont even have to get up from your seat.

When I’m feeling on edge, I like to sneak in a few Chair Yoga poses. Perfect for days when you don’t have a lot of time, Chair Yoga can help you stay strong, flexible, and calm. It’s also an incredible way to maintain your yoga practice when dealing with an injury or illness. Chair Yoga can help you stay fit no matter what life brings you next… and you don’t even have to stand up.

What Is Chair Yoga?

So what exactly IS Chair Yoga? Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available.

Who Can Do Chair Yoga?

Chair Yoga can be incredibly beneficial for people with mobility issues, including elderly people and those with disabilities. It’s also great for people wanting to sneak in a couple of stretches at work in the office. The best part about Chair Yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere. All you need is a chair!

What are the Benefits of Chair Yoga?

Yoga has been shown to improve overall health, prevent and (even in some cases) reverse disease when practiced regularly as a lifestyle. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that it can therefore lend its benefits to those with mobility issues. Here are some of them:

  • Improved Strength. You can build strength and fitness from a regular Chair Yoga practice. Just try this video below and tell me how your upper body strength improves from our chair chaturanguas!
  • Improved Flexibility. Chair yoga can help people with mobility issues improve their flexibility so that they can keep up with daily life activities.
  • Improved proprioception. Chair yoga can improve proprioception, which is the skill of knowing where your body is in space, and coordinating your movements accurately. This is particularly important for elderly people and can prevent falls. For people with disabilities or conditions such as MS, it may mean having greater control over your body and its movements.
  • Reduced stress and improved mental clarity. Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. It can also help people cope with feelings of isolation, anxiety, and depression. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and well-being.
  • Improved stress and pain management. The practice of Chair Yoga includes breath work, which can help people not only with stress management but also with coping and managing pain. Through meditation and paying attention to your breath, you can help your body and mind to cope with the pain of an illness or condition you may suffer with.

Motivated to move yet? Take a seat and give this short, sweet Chair Yoga routine a try. Whether you’re in a confined space, you have mobility issues, or you’re just looking for a few feel-good stretches to melt away tension, this series of seated yoga exercises can be a great addition to your daily routine. In this video you will move through a sequence of seated yoga postures like seated warrior two, seated side angle, seated spine twist, and seated forward fold.

Before starting any new physical activity, you should consult your healthcare provider. These poses are suitable for most people, including seniors, those living with chronic pain and those who use a wheelchair.  But ALWAYS check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Listen to your body and move mindfully.

Get ready to stretch your muscles, calm your mind, and exhale the stress away. Press play.

Short All Levels Chair Yoga Routine For Injury, Disability, Or Stretching At Work.

This video is designed to help you feel GOOD. I hope this video serves you in feeling your very best and in living without stress. If you are recovering from an injury and need even more support, I have a FULL guide to staying fit, healthy, and positive while you recover. Check it out and stay in great shape with me here. 

When life throws you a challenge or an obstacle, take it one day and one breath at a time. If you can breathe, you can handle anything. And I’m always here for you my friend.

Love,

Caroline

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After Work Pilates Routine to Re-Lengthen and Re-Energize Your Body.

Feeling drained after a long work day? Not motivated to exercise? I’ve got just the remedy: Pilates. Learn about the health benefits of Pilates and press play on this After Work Pilates Routine to re-lenthen and re-energize in minutes.

After Work Pilates Routine

After Work Pilates Routine

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Does it ever feel like you get home at the end of a long work day and you have shrunk 2 feet? All the sitting, the emails, the stress…. it’s starting to make you feel achy, cranky, and tight.

Sitting at a computer can do a number on your body and mind. From increased fatigue and weight gain to lower back pain and reduced cardiovascular health, sitting all day at work (and plopping yourself on the couch to relax after a hard day) can lead to some serious health complications.

Enter: Pilates. This form of movement, which sometimes incorporates equipment, is a low-impact way to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve endurance. With an emphasis on postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance, this Pilates makes for a perfect remedy for after a long, stressful work day.

Read on to learn more of the benefits of Pilates and get an After Work Pilates Routine you can use to counteract all the effects of sitting at a desk and dealing with stress.

Health Benefits Of Pilates

Pilates is a low impact form of exercise that can make a huge impact on your health and wellbeing. Pilates is much more than just a workout. Not only does it sculpt your body, it is a mindful form of moving that connects you to your breathing, clears your mind, gives you energy, and provides inner serenity. Pilates will condition your body and improve your performance level in whatever you do. It’s for the runner, the athlete, the Yogi, the dancer, the biker, the golfer, the prenatal and post natal mom the injured and the healthy. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, Pilates makes for a complete mind-body workout that can revitalize your energy and health. Some of the health benefits of Pilates include:

Builds a Balanced Body. Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. Pilates trains the body as an integrated whole with workouts that promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. Pilates is whole body fitness.

Adaptable to All Fitness Levels and Ages. Pilates is for everyone. Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Pilates is accessible to all ages and genders. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

Improves core strength for  flat abdominals and a strong back. Sitting at a computer weakens your core and hip muscles ( your support system ) causing a lot of compression in the lumber spine. Pilates exercises develop a strong “core,” or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine which can help prevent or alleviate lower back pain.

Builds long, lean muscles and flexibility. More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

Improves sports performance and prevents injuries. Pilates is a way to help you achieve better fitness results, regardless of your goals or specialties. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.

Improves Body Awareness and the Mind/Body Connection. Creator of Pilates, Joseph Pilates was adamant that Pilates was about “the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” With of the Pilates exercise each movement is practiced with total attention. When we exercise in this way, the body and mind unite to bring forth the most benefit possible from each exercise. The Pilates principles — centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow — are key concepts that are used to integrate body and mind.

A regular pilates exercise routine can help you improve your performance, beat stress and build a balanced body thats pain free for life. Pilates is the perfect feel good fix to help your body relax after a long day of work. Next time you’ve had a crazy day at the office, roll out your exercise mat when you get home instead of pressing play on “Real Housewives” to move through this simple after work Pilates Routine. A few simple pilates exercises and deep breaths will allow you to reset and renew your body and spirit in minutes. This after work Pilates Routine contains some of my favorite pilates exercises. You’ll try moves like the pilates roll up, stomach series, bridge, and more. I do this Pilates Routine several times a week to help balance my body and clear my mind. You don’t need any equipment to get started, just your mat, some space, and a positive attitude. Ready to feel better? Put on some stretchy pants and press play on this after work Pilates Routine now.

After Work Pilates Routine

Next time you have a long work day, try this after work Pilates Routine and let me know how it makes your body feel in the comments below. I loved filming this video for you and hope it serves you in your health, fitness, and work performance! If you liked this video, please hit like and share with friends who could benefit! Together we can build our positive community online and off.

Thanks for the great pilates workout! Till next time, keep shining my friends.

Caroline

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How To Get A Summer Six Pack! Fast, Effective Ab Exercise Routine That Works.

“How Do I Get A Six Pack?” is one of the most common questions I am asked. As a Fitness Professional, my job is to help teach you what you need to learn to achieve your goals and feel good in your skin. With summer around the corner, I am here to help you feel confident and fit in your swimsuit. Here are my top tips to getting a summer Six Pack and feeling your very best.

Summer Six Pack Workout

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When it comes to “Six Pack” abs there is really no secret, no extreme quick fix, or fancy treatment. It all comes down to a clean diet, consistent fitness routine, strength training, and living a stress free lifestyle. Here are my top fitness tips to help you get a slimmer stomach come summer. With a little sweat, dedication, and smart training and you’ll feel swimsuit ready in no time.

Top Tips On How To Get A Six Pack and Feel Confident In Your Swimsuit.

  • Healthier diet = more defined stomach. There is no way of getting around it: abs are made in the kitchen. You can workout all you want, but if your diet is not on point, you won’t see results. In order to burn fat and reveal your washboard, six pack abs, it is important to eat a balanced diet that is made up of protein, healthy fats, and some carbohydrates. Protein is an essential building block to ab muscle definition; you can read my Protein 101 post to make sure you are getting enough to fuel the abs you want. Calculating the right amount of carbohydrates to eat can be tricky, avoid processed carbohydrates and be mindful of how much you eat in balance with everything else. Also be sure your diet has healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats such as fish oils, nuts, and olive oil. Dietary fat in your diet will kelp keep insulin levels stable, which will help prevent you from gaining additional body fat (and actually help you burn more fat than a low fat diet will). Include plenty of color and raw vegetables with each meal. Vegetables are jam packed with tons of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which are all essential for building a lean body and ripped six pack abs. Be mindful with alcohol and sugar. The cleaner your diet the more defined your six pack! Read more of my “beat the Belly Bloat” tips here.
  • Build lean muscle definition with Strength Training. All cardio and no weights makes you a “skinny fat” (and injury prone!) fitness fanatic. Not only does strength training help you see lean muscle definition, it boosts your metabolism increasing your calorie burn 24-7. Unlike fat, muscle is metabolically active in the body. Replace 10 pounds of fat with 10 pounds of lean muscle and you can burn an additional 25 to 50 calories a day without even trying. This “afterburn” effect is the metabolism boost needed to maintain a healthy weight overtime. With just two strength sessions a week, you can reduce overall body fat by about 3 percent in just 10 weeks, without cutting a single calorie from your diet. That translates to as much as three inches total off your waist and hips – giving your body and stomach a leaner, stronger appearance. If you want Six Pack abs you need to Strength Train. Aim to add in 2-3 strength training workouts to your week. It doesn’t need to take much time and can be done along with cardio days if needed to work with your schedule. You can learn how to build a complete balanced strength training program in my book Balanced Body Breakthrough. It will teach you how to build a strength training plan custom fit to you so that you can get the metabolism boosting and weight loss benefits of strength training.
  • Get Smarter About Cardio. You’ve probably heard that the best way to burn fat is to do long duration cardio at a slow to medium pace. This is average advice for average results. Yes, it’s absolutely important to vary your cardio intensities throughout the week and there’s no need to hit the gym hard everyday. But interval workouts can provide a better fat burn effect in less time. That’s why interval workouts feel so hard – they ARE hard because they WORK! Try out some of my invigorating interval workouts next time your fitness routine gets stale and you need to break through a cardio plateau to see your Six Pack appear.

  • De-Stress. When you are stressed out (and let’s face it – that happens more often than you want it), your body releases cortisol. It’s a steroid hormone which is often referred to as “stress hormone”. High doses of cortisol over a prolonged period of time result in fat storage and muscle breakdown – the last things you want to happen to you when trying to burn fat and show off your Six Pack abs. Chapter 8 in my book Balanced Body Breakthrough  teaches you how to manage stress and provides endless tools you can use to get rid of stress for a healthier body and mindset. 
  • Don’t just do crunches! Work your entire core with high quality, effective exercises.  To really get a Six Pack, want to incorporate different core strengthening moves that work your abs from all angles. Here are a few things to remember when working your core:
    • A good workout goal is to aim for 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps per exercise. If the exercise is a plank, try for 2-3 sets of holding for 30-60 seconds and gradually build your time as you increase your fitness.
    • Give your abs at least 48 hours of recovery time before working them again. Train abs like crazy and the muscles will continue to tear with each workout session and wont have adequate time to repair and grow back leaner and stronger.
    • Focus on Quality over Quantity. A plank done with good form will get you much further than thousands of fast, sloppy crunches. It also can help to do core work at the beginning of the workout. That way you’ll have the energy to perform each ab exercise with quality and energy and you wont be tempted to skip out on it early.
    • Challenge yourself with functional core moves. When it comes to training your core, choose exercises that are functional (help you perform better in daily life) and challenge you to grow stronger. Planks, V ups, and “hollow rocks” are a few of my favorites.

To get your stomach ready for summer, I’ve filmed a Six Pack Ab workout routine video just for you. This workout includes some of the all time most effective exercises for shaping Six Pack abs. In this power packed Summer Six Pack ab routine, you will work your abs from all angles for the ultimate core conditioning experience. This video includes the following exercises:

  • Hip flexor stretch
  • “Dead Bug”
  • Backwards bicycle crunch
  • Bridge kick
  • Side plank hip dip
  • Center plank
  • Mountain Climber hold
  • Reverse curl frog kick
  • Flutter kicks
  • Victory V Sit hold

Do this effective Six Pack ab workout routine 2-3 times a week. Combine it with a clean diet, consistent cardio, smart strength training, stress reduction, and sleep, and you will see dramatic results within a few weeks. Are you ready for more definition in your core and feeling your best all summer? Press play on this quick, effective Six Pack ab workout now.

How To Get A Summer Six Pack! Fast, Effective Ab Exercise Routine That Works.

Don’t waste your time doing crunches and hoping for results. Train smart with effective Six Pack ab exercises that work! Leave me a comment below and let me know how you feel after you try this video. I hope this Six Pack ab workout routine serves you in feeling your very best and having an amazing Summer full of health.

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Love and planks,

Caroline

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