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Body Beast Review

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body beast

If it was any great body building workout, this one would be it. This program fulfills all the requirements of a great weight training program –

  • Challenging
  • Variety (Working every muscle group)
  • Scalable (Can be made as tough as one would want)

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P90X3 – First Impressions

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I consider myself a sucker for home workouts. For the last year and a half, I have tried out pretty much all of beach body workouts, and in addition to them, have found other workouts over youtube and iphone apps. And I can confidently say, one does not need a gym membership to start losing weight! Gyms, in humble my opinion are quite a waste of time unless you are no real rush to get into the best shape of your life! From the point you pack your gym bag, to the point you finally start working out, you probably have wasted an hour, if not more. In that time someone at home could’ve gotten a workout + shower in and got on with their day. Now I have heard things like – “oh its fun to workout in a group” or “who doesn’t like working out in fancy places with state of the art changing rooms”, and my reply to that is – BULLSHIT! If you really wanted to get yourself in shape, you will workout even in your jammies!

Alright, I am done with my rant! Now lets talk about P90X3.
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9 Days of ABMas – Day 6: V-Ups

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I LOVE this abdominal workout! Why? Because it works both the upper and lower body at the same time and saves me time! It also works the lower back muscles and strengthens them. If you try to hold this pose on your way up, it works the thighs as well. I typically do 50 of those everyday.
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9 Days of ABMas – Day 2: Russian Twist

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russian twists
These are one of my favorite exercises. Simply because they engage a number of different muscle groups at the same time – upper abs, lower abs, obliques AND back! Apart of having strong ab muscles, its is equally important (if not more) to have strong back muscles.
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FitnessBlender Workouts

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I am sooo excited to share with you guys my latest obsession! I recently started adding the FitnessBlender workouts to my regimen. Yay! Having done that has added great variety to my workouts. FitnessBlender has been by far the most effective free-of-cost workout videos (youtube) I have found over the internet! They have a number of videos targeting different muscle groups – upper body, lower body, cardio, HIIT, and each video is about 30 to 35 minutes long. Their workouts range from easy all the way to challenging difficulty levels, which makes it a great program for people across the board. I add some music to make working out fun!

They not only create workout videos, but they also talk about diet tips and tricks. If you are looking to spend some money and get on a workout program, they also offer them at quite a reasonable price on their website – http://www.fitnessblender.com/. Go check them out!

Here is their youtube channel. Please subscribe to them and try them out today!
FitnessBlender Youtube Channel

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Exercise of the Day!

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leg raises

I quite recently started doing leg raises. I know, it’s sad that I did not before, because I always found them to be too hard. But ever since I decided to push past my hesitation, I have seen definition, I had never seen before!
Wanna target your rigid lower abs?
Wanna tone your biceps and triceps at the same time?
Wanna strengthen your back muscles and glutes?

Do leg raises!

In my opinion, this is truly the MOTHER of all ab exercises (ofcourse after planks 🙂 ). All you need is one of these.
pull-up bar
It targets all the ab muscles at once, give you a more complete ab workout, versus doing a million of different ones. Do 10 reps of these, 3 times, every couple days, and see the difference.

Push your boundaries today and try a new exercises, maybe the one you think you can never do 🙂

Happy Friday!

Focus T25 Challenge!

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After completing Insanity (twice), Asylum 1 and 2, and some of P90X, I wanted to challenge myself once again. I had heard that the Beach Body Insanity team was coming up with another revolutionary workout routine. And I had been waiting for it for a while, until they released it finally last week. So the long wait finally ended for me and today marks the first day of my Focus T25 challenge. Eventhough the regimen asks you to follow it for 60 days, I will be working on it until August 15th. I will try to document my progress as much as I can, but if I am not able to get a blog post out there, I will atleast get a progress picture out soon.
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