Monday, October 29, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Today we're moving on to the final move in the Lean Girls Fitness Lean Halloween challenge - werewolf jumps! This explosive move will get your heart pumping and get you looking wicked good for Halloween.
To do a werewolf jump, squat down to where you're in a ball. Then jump as high as you can, extending your arms towards the sky. Come back into a ball, and repeat.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Today we're moving on to the next move in the Lean Girls Fitness Lean Halloween challenge - bat flies! This combination of a squat and a reverse fly works your legs, butt, core, shoulders, and arms so you'll be looking wicked good for Halloween.
To do a bat fly, hold your weights and stand with your legs slightly wider than hip-width with your feet slightly angled out. Keep your knees in line with your feet as you squat. Lower yourself by moving your butt backwards, and bend so your back is parallel with the ground. Exhale and slowly straighten your arms to the side to lift the weights shoulder-level. Briefly pause, then inhale and slowly lower your weights to the starting position and stand up.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Today we're moving on to the next move in the Lean Girls Fitness Lean Halloween challenge - zombie lunges! This move will help strengthen your lower body and get those legs and butt looking wicked good for Halloween.
To do a zombie lunge, stand with your legs hip-width apart and put your hands out straight in front of you. Step forward with your right foot, lower yourself until your right knee is over your right foot. Your legs should make 90-degree angles. Step back as you raise yourself up and repeat with your left leg.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Today we're moving on to the third move in the Lean Girls Fitness Lean Halloween challenge - cauldron swings! This move will help strengthen your upper body and get those arms looking wicked good for Halloween.
To do a cauldron swing, start holding one weight with your right hand and your left hand on your hip. Step to the side with your left leg and reach your right arm across your body to the left side. Then swing the weight in a circular motion, like you're stirring a cauldron. Step your left leg back in, and do a tricep kickback with your right arm by bending over into a slight squat and pressing the weight from your chest to past your hips and then bringing the weight back into place. Switch the arms to work the other side. You're going to want to do all of the reps on one side at a time - so when it says 10, do 5 on your right and then 5 on your left. A cauldron swing looks like this.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Today we're moving on to the second move in the Lean Girls Fitness Lean Halloween challenge - spider planks! This move will help strengthen your upper body and core, specifically your obliques and will get you in killer shape for Halloween.
To do a spider plank, get into plank position, with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width and your feet slightly wider than hip-width. Bend your knee as you slowly bring it toward your shoulder, then take it back. Repeat with the other leg. Start with 10 spider planks - 5 for each leg and work up to 50.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Happy October! Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, this month's challenge at Lean Girls Fitness is Halloween-themed and full of killer moves to help you get sculpted. Just add this challenge to your normal workout routine to get lean for Halloween and avoid looking like a pumpkin even if you do indulge in a few candies. 🎃
We're beginning with Un-Deadlifts - they are basically a stiff-legged deadlift with a hammer curl. This is a total-body exercise - it is great at toning your butt, back, legs, and arms. All you need is two dumbbells. Stand with your legs slightly wider than hip-width and hold your weights at your hips, palms facing in. Lower yourself by moving your butt backwards - don't bend your knees to squat and keep your back straight.. Your weights should be lowered to the ground. Move your hips forward to stand and bend your elbows and raise your weights to your shoulders to do a bicep curl with your palms facing in. Straighten your arms and lower your weights and repeat. Begin with 5 Un-Deadlifts and work up to 25.