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Guilt Free Chocolate Pudding

As you work towards your fitness goals, finding desserts that are low in natural sugars will facilitate your results. It will take some time for your taste buds to adjust from enjoying intense, refined sugars to appreciating the subtly and delight of natural, wholesome sugar found in fruit. This pudding is a spectacular way to enjoy creamy chocolate while avoiding refined sugars entirely. The avocado, banana and dates provide real, usable nutrients and vitamins while pleasing your sweet tooth.

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…
• 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
• 1 banana, peeled
• ½ cup coconut milk
• ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 3 dates, pitted
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions:
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until creamy and smooth. Place in serving bowls and chill for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 228 calories, 17g fat, 16g carbohydrate, 26mg sodium, 7g sugar, 7g fiber, and 4g protein.

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Spaghetti Squash Done Right

Spaghetti Squash Done Right

 

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could eat a big bowl of noodles without any guilt over the excess carbs and calories? Well, nature has you covered with the perfect noodles found in spaghetti squash. These made-in-nature noodles are high in fiber and are very low in carbs and calories. So you can serve it up with your favorite sauce and enjoy pasta night your way.

Many recipes for spaghetti squash have you cut the squash in half lengthwise. This technique causes the strands to be cut in half, shortening them. The technique shown below, which involves cutting the squash into rings, allows for the noodles to maintain their length – giving you the most authentic noodle experience. Enjoy!

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the ends off the spaghetti squash and discard. Slice the rest of the spaghetti squash into 1-inch rings. Use a spoon to remove the seeds from the center of each ring.
  3. Rub the coconut oil over all of the spaghetti squash flesh. Generously season each ring with salt and pepper. Place the rings on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Flip each of the rings and roast for another 30 minutes, or until very tender.
  4. Once cooled use a spoon to remove the noodles. Place all of the noodles in a large bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Use as a base for your favorite spaghetti sauce. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 61 calories, 4g fat, 7g carbohydrate, 0g sugar, 17mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 1g protein.

I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your best body ever!

 

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15 Types of New Burpees That Will Kick Your Butt!

I ran across this article recently at LIVESTRONG.com about 15 different variations of burpees.

I am going to go over all of the 15 burpees here. I highly recommend trying them out and adding them to your current routine as workout finishers. These are great exercises that when added to your current workout routine can take your weight loss results to the next level.

If you are new to doing burpees I suggest that you start slow and wait till you feel comfortable before increasing the speed and reps. Whenever jumping be sure to land on your toes like a cat, nice and soft.

Proper Burpee Technique

PROPER BURPEE TECHNIQUE

At its core, the burpee is a combination and transition between three exercises: a squat, push-up and jump. Before you can take advantage of the variations of the burpee, you must master the standard burpee. First, remember to engage your abs throughout the entire movement. Begin the movement by pushing your hips back and down while maintaining a flat back. When your hands hit the ground underneath your shoulders, kick both feet back and land in a proper push-up position with your shoulders, hips and ankles in a straight line. Perform a push-up, keeping your elbows at a 45-degree angle to your body and maintaining your body alignment. Jump your feet back underneath your hips and stand up with a flat back as you transition into a jump. Land softly with your hips back and knees in line with your feet and hips. That’s one rep!

Common Burpee Technique Flaws

COMMON BURPEE TECHNIQUE FLAWS

Any flaws in your burpee technique make it less effective and — even worse — possibly injurious. If you round your back as you sit into or come out of the squat or allow your hips to sag or rotate during the push-up, you’re placing your back at risk for injury. To fix this, try starting the burpee from an elevated surface, with both your hands on a bench or stair. As you feel more comfortable with your range of motion and core strength, you can progressively lower yourself to the floor. If you allow your knees to cave in or jut forward excessively during the jump and landing, you’re placing yourself at risk for ankle, knee or hip issues. Focus on keeping your knees out above your ankles/toes and landing softly by pressing your hips back with knees bent.

1. Push-Up Jack Burpee

1 PUSH-UP JACK BURPEE

Begin as you would with a standard burpee. As you descend into the push-up, spread your legs like you are performing a jumping jack, making sure to keep your hips from sagging. Press yourself back up as you bring your legs back to center. Finish the exercise as you would a standard burpee by bringing your feet back underneath your shoulders and jumping explosively upwards. Land soft with your hips back before you go into the next repetition.

2. Spiderman Burpee

2 SPIDERMAN BURPEE

Start by performing a regular burpee, but as you descend into the push-up bring your right knee toward your right elbow without letting your hips sag or rotate. Press yourself back up as you bring your leg back to the starting position. Finish the exercise as you would a standard burpee. Alternate legs with each rep, making sure to hit both legs the same number of times.

3. Renegade Row Burpee

3 RENEGADE ROW BURPEE

Begin standing, then press your hips down and back as you drop your hands straight beneath your shoulders. Kick your feet back into the push-up position with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart. Perform a proper, classic push-up. When you get back to the top position, lift one hand off the ground and row the arm back, making sure your shoulder blade moves toward your spine and your elbow does not go higher than your back. Make sure to keep the hips from sagging or rotating as you row by keeping the core engaged. Finish the exercise as you would a standard burpee, switching arms on each row. You can perform this variation with or without a dumbbell in each hand.

4. Pike Push-Up Burpee

4 PIKE PUSH-UP BURPEE

Start with a regular burpee, but when you get back to the top of the push-up, pike your hips up and back toward the ceiling, focusing on keeping your back straight. Imagine pushing the floor away as you allow your shoulder blades to come up toward your ears. Keep your eyes looking in between your feet and your chin tucked as you pike. Return to the starting position of the push-up. Finish the exercise as you would a standard burpee.

5. Single-Leg Push-Up Burpee

5 SINGLE-LEG PUSH-UP BURPEE

For this variation, when you first jump back into a push-up, lift one foot about six inches off the ground, keeping your core engaged to prevent your hips from sagging or rotating and the lower back from arching. Descend into the push-up without allowing your alignment to change or your weight to shift. Return to the top of the push-up and put your foot back down before your complete the burpee. Alternate legs with each rep.

6. Mountain-Climber Burpee

6 MOUNTAIN-CLIMBER BURPEE

Go through the standard burpee first steps. When you get to the top position of the push-up, perform a mountain climber, alternating the legs twice per side. Keep the hips flat and keep them from sagging or rotating by keeping the core engaged. Return to the start position of the push-up before completing the burpee.

7. Side-Plank Burpee

7 SIDE-PLANK BURPEE

Go through the standard first steps all the way through performing a proper, classic push-up. When you get back to the top position, lift one hand and rotate your hips and shoulder into a side plank, raising your top hand to the ceiling so that your body is in a T shape. Make sure to keep your core engaged to prevent the hips from sagging. Rotate back to the push-up position before rotating to the other side. Complete a standard burpee, alternating sides for your plank with each rep.

8. Power Push-Up Burpee

8 POWER PUSH-UP BURPEE

This variation is almost identical to a standard burpee, but instead of coming back to a squat after the push-up, you’ll push yourself up from the floor as explosively as possible, leaving the ground as you simultaneously bring your feet back under your hips. Note: This is a very advanced variation and requires an adequate amount of strength and power to complete. It may not be right for you — yet — but if you want to give it a try, consider elevating your hands to start.

9. Tuck-Jump Burpee

9 TUCK-JUMP BURPEE

Complete a burpee all the way through the push-up. Then bring your feet back under the hips and jump up as explosively as possible as you tuck your knees in toward your chest. Make sure to land softly with your hips back and knees out before you go into the next rep.

10. Rotational-Jump Burpee

10 ROTATIONAL-JUMP BURPEE

Again, you’ll complete a burpee up through the push-up. Next, bring the feet back under the hips and jump up as you rotate your body 180 degrees in one direction so you land facing the opposite way. Land softly with your hips back and knees out before you go into the next rep, where you’ll rotate the opposite direction from the previous rep 180 degrees. Continue to alternate directions with each rep.

11. Broad-Jump Burpee

11 BROAD-JUMP BURPEE

For this jump variation, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of space. Perform a standard burpee, but when you jump, go forward, covering as much distance as possible. Land softly with your hips back and knees a little more bent than usual before you go into the next rep. If you don’t have a long runway, you can turn to face the other direction with each rep.

12. Single-Leg Jump Burpee

12 SINGLE-LEG JUMP BURPEE

Perform the burpee as you did with the single-leg push-up burpee from the previous slide. But this time you’ll jump back into the push-up position with only one leg in addition to performing a one-legged burpee. Make sure to keep the hips back and the knee soft during the landing. Focus on not allowing the knee of the working leg to cave in toward the big toe at any point during the movement.

13. Box-Jump Burpee

13 BOX-JUMP BURPEE

Perform the burpee as you normally would with a plyometric box about a foot in front of you. When you get to the jumping portion of the burpee, explosively jump onto the box, landing softly with your hips back and your knees out. Step off the box and repeat. Note: Make sure that you can complete a standard box jump with the box you are using before performing a box-jump burpee. To increase the intensity of the exercise, you can jump back off the box as long as you make sure you land softly and with good technique.

14. Weighted Burpee

14 WEIGHTED BURPEE

For the weighted burpee, you’re applying more resistance to the standard burpee, which increases the challenge. The best way to do so is with a weight vest. Don’t overload the movement with a large amount of weight. For most individuals, 10 to 30 pounds of extra resistance will be sufficient. The safety of your joints is paramount here. Make sure that you are not sacrificing technique for extra resistance and that you are still able to be explosive throughout the entire movement, especially the jump portion.

15. Medicine-Ball Burpee

15 MEDICINE-BALL BURPEE

Using a medicine ball, perform a regular burpee holding the ball. Perform the push-up of the exercise with your hands on the ball. This will increase the demand on the core as well as the shoulders. During the jump, you will have two options. Option 1: Jump as you would with a regular burpee, bringing the ball overhead. Option 2: Do not jump but instead explosively “fake toss” the ball towards the sky (i.e., do not let go of the ball). Both options provide an additional challenge to the core as you work to prevent your lower back from arching as the ball goes overhead. If you really want to take it up a notch, try performing a slam between each rep.

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Cardio Kickoff : A Fitstar App, Program Review

 

Sunday My wife and I tried out the Program Cardio Kickoff by Fitstar.  I found that the warm up exercises were a little boring after the 1st 60 seconds. I personally would like them to use more exercises rather than prolong the amount of time, but that is my opinion. Let me know if you think they  are too long below. I would love to know if it is just me.

I did like the variety of push ups that the program provided.

    • Run In Place
      90/120 sec
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      Air Jump Rope
      120/120 sec
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      Jumping Jacks
      90/115 sec
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      Shadow Boxing
      120/120 sec
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      Rest
      60 sec
    • 585043ab3a6e850479001efb If you find these kneeling push-ups to be too easy. Go for higher reps rather than doing “regular” push-up. There will be more later.
      Kneeling Pushups
      25/25 reps
    • 585043a2c80843316a014de2 Tori loves this exercise. She says “I can really feel these in my glutes.”
      Floor Bridges
      40/32 reps
    • 5850439117fa5c7c08014d7e Again 2 mins is a little too long for me.
      Butt Kicks
      120/120 sec
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      Power Skips
      60/60 sec
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      Rest
      60 sec
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      Half Pushups
      20/20 reps
    • 585043cc3a6e850479001f35 Be sure to keep your back straight and don’t round your back
      Split Stance Back Extensions
      25/25 reps
    • 585043ca3a6e850479001f2d Be sure to stay on your toes.
      Skipping Scissor Kicks
      90/90 sec
    • 585043d017fa5c7c08014dc4 Think hand, knee, foot when performing this exercise.
      Star Crawl
      45/45 sec
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      Rest
      60 sec
    • 585043a4c80843316a014de6 I would recommend leading with one arm and then switching lead arm at 30 sec so you work each side evenly.
      Forearm Plank Pushups
      10/6 reps
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      Good Mornings
      20/20 reps
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      Muay Thai Kicks
      120/120 sec
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      Star Skaters
      45/45 sec
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      Rest
      60 sec
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      Military Pushups
      8/6 reps
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      Face Down Back Extensions
      22/22 reps
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      Slalom Jumps
      35/15 sec
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      Mountain Climbers
      60/40 sec
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    Level 6 Back
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    Level 6 Chest
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    Level 8 Cardio
  • 369 Calories Burned
    10 Forearm Plank Push-ups
    2 Minutes Air Jump Rope
    4 Sessions Completed
LOL, I originally didn’t notice that I had increase my BACK and CHEST to a 6 and CARDIO to a 8 until I copied the workout for this blog. I guess that is good. There is nothing to reference it to.  Overall I did enjoy this workout and found it challenging. My one negative about this workout is that the warm up is for 6 minutes which is great, but there is no cool down at all. To finish on salmon jumps and mountain climbers are pretty high intensity exercises.  Abs or  back extensions would have been better here to allow for the heart to slow down and get closer to your normal rate.
Again please let me know if you think that the duration for some of the exercises are too long or if you think that they are fine at 2 minutes.
Check if you feel the exercises are too long or just right.

 

That’s all for today.

I’m Outta Here, PEACE!!!!!

Jeff Banek

Mudder Mayhem : A Fitstar Program Review

Saturday My wife and I tried the Mudder Mayhem Program by Fitstar. I found it to be a great workout that really kicked our butts. It was one of the better workouts I have tried on Fitstar.  There are a few repeats during the workout but they are no where near as bad as some of the other workouts I have tried on the Fitstar app.  Tomorrow I will be reviewing the Program called Cardio Kickoff.

Below is Mudder Mayhem with my times and reps.

 

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      Open Hip Squats
      45/45 sec
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      Inchworms
      45/45 sec
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      Skipping Scissor Kicks
      60/60 sec
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      Side Lunge Knee Raises – Left
      12/12 reps
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      Side Lunge Knee Raises – Right
      12/12 reps
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      Spiderman Pushups
      8/8 reps
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      Windshield Wipers
      10/8 reps
    • 5850438c299c380445004f23Be sure to focus on keeping your hips up so that there is a straight line from your ankles through your hips to your shoulders.
      Back Plank Kicks
      10/10 reps
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      Slalom Jumps
      30/30 sec
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      Rest
      45 sec
    • 585043b03a6e850479001f01 Be sure to drive with your knees and to not touch your toes to the ground when you bring your knee up.
      Mountain Climbers
      60/30 sec
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      Heisman Lunges – Left
      10/10 reps
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      Heisman Lunges – Right
      10/10 reps
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      Superman Planks
      40/40 sec
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      Three-Point Jump Lunges
      30/30 sec
    • 585043a6299c380445004f43 I was really glad to see this “rest” exercise after the last exercise.
      Good Mornings
      15/12 reps
    • 585043d6686c4a38ca015021 These really were hard but I was able to bust out 3 more than they recommended most likely because I knew there was a rest next 🙂
      Tuck Jumps
      30/30 sec
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      Rest
      45 sec
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      Star Skaters
      45/45 sec
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      Mountain Climber Twists
      45/45 sec
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      Star Crawl
      50/50 sec
    • 58504389b7a2ce22f2014cabI found this exercise a little akward to say the least.
      Alternating Pike Presses
      10/10 reps
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      Single Leg Deadlifts – Left
      12/12 reps
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      Single Leg Deadlifts – Right
      12/12 reps
    • 585043d8299c380445004f8f I found this exercise very simular to a MMA sprawl
      Up Downs
      30/30 sec
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      Rest
      45 sec
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      Mountain Climbers
      45/45 sec
    • 585043c6686c4a38ca01500b When performing this exercise be sure to sit back on your heel so that your knee does not extend too far past your toes.
      Side Lunge Knee Raises – Left
      12/12 reps
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      Side Lunge Knee Raises – Right
      12/12 reps
    • 585043d43a6e850479001f41 One trick for this exercise is to raise your hand first and then your foot. As you become better at it then raise them both at the same time.
      Superman Planks
      40/40 sec
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      Back Plank Kicks
      10/10 reps
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      Spiderman Pushups
      8/8 reps
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      Slalom Jumps
      30/30 sec
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      Cat & Cows
      30/30 sec
  • 324 Calories Burned

Try this one out and see how well you can do. One trick I have learned so far about the Fitstar App that they don’t tell you is, if you know the exercise already, start immediately so that you will be able to get in more reps rather than waiting for the count down and then starting. This way you can get in more reps than they call for.

Well that’s it for today.

I’m Outta Here, PEACE!!!!!

Jeff Banek

20 Hacks Sneak More Exercise Into Your Day

 

 

I found this awesome info graphic 20 Hacks Sneak More Exercise Into Your Day at https://draxe.com/exercise-hacks/

These are some really great tips that will allow you to fit exercise into your normal day so that you will not even notice it.  These little things will add up to great results. Try them out for a month and see what a change it will make.

Until next time,

I’m Outta Here, PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff Banek

 

 

Tough Mudder Half : Workout Video

This is a great 3 min 17 sec video from our friends over at Tough Mudder that is designed for someone that is doing the Tough Mudder Half.

It is called The Ultimate Workout : Tough Mudder Half

The workout consists of:

30 – Jumping Jacks

20-Squats

I personally recommend that you keep your feet parallel to one another so that you don’t over develop or under develop the inner and outer thigh.

30-High Knees

20-Sit Ups

Be sure to NOT even touch the back of your head it will cause you to pull on your neck which can lead to injury. A better technique is to lightly touch your finger tips to your temples. Also I would only recommend swinging your arms (karate chopping he calls it) if you are a beginner and need help completing the exercise

30-Tuck Jumps

Be sure to softly land on your toes like a cat to avoid injury.

20-Reverse Lunges

Their form is good in this exercise. Excellent tip. One of the most important things when doing any lunge.

30-Mountain Climbers

If you don’t have good hip flexibility preform this exercise at a much slower pace. Focus on getting your foot up closer and closer to your hand each rep. Then as you feel more comfortable increase the speed.

1-Minute Rest

Repeat 4 times

The workout is not bad. It does not really have much thought put into it and “Coach” has the personality of a wet mop. It is so obvious that he is reading a TelePrompter.  I would put in a few more exercises to break up the monotony of the workout. The reps are good numbers for someone that is at the intermediate level.

That’s all for today see you guys next time.

If you are interested in running in the upcoming Half Tough Mudder in Las Vegas this October please leave a message in the comments. My wife and I are already registered and would love some friends to run with.

I’m Outta Here, Peace !!!!

Jeff Banek

30 Days of Fitstar : A review of the Fitstar App

Today starts the 1st day in my 30 days of Fitstar. For the next 30 days I will be doing a complete review of the new Fitstar App.  Everyday I will be doing  a new routine and then posting my feed back on its overall difficulty as well as any improvements or changes that I might like to see. So far I found that it seems to be a good app. I am interested to see just how much program customization there is. For instance they say it syncs to your Fitbit but I have not really notice anything different. I will of course investigate this further as the month goes on.

Today my wife and I did the routine called

Hard Core

26 min, 244 cal

Strengthen your core with two sets of diverse and fun midsection-sculpting exercises.

Here is the actual workout

  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2  Be sure to push up through your hips and to squeeze your glutes at the top.
    Floor Bridges
    15 reps
  • 585043c0299c380445004f71  Make sure that you control your lower body as it comes down slowly and controlled dont just drop your hips down.
    Reverse Crunches
    15 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8 If you need help you can but your hands under your hips.
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
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    Russian Twists
    20 reps
  • 585043a5b7a2ce22f2014cbb   I found these to be alot harder than they where when I was in good shape and I was only able to do them for 30 sec.
    Forearm Side Plank – Left
    45 sec
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    Rest
    30 sec
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    Plank to Downward Dogs
    10 reps
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    Forearm Side Plank – Right
    45 sec
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8  I was extremely dissappointed to see repeats in these workouts.  There are too many exercises to have repeats.
    Russian Twists
    30 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8  Again another repeat. Not good!
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043d83a6e850479001f4b   This is a great ab exercise
    V-Ups
    5 reps
  • 585043dac80843316a014e28  These are so hard. You really have to concentrate and use your arms for stabilization.
    Windshield Wipers
    10 reps
  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2 Another repeat. Is there that little creativity?
    Floor Bridges
    15 reps
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    Rest
    30 sec
  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2 LOL another repeat that we just did before the break! Come on Really?
    Floor Bridges
    15 reps
  • 585043c0299c380445004f71 REPEAT
    Reverse Crunches
    15 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8REPEAT
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8REPEAT
    Russian Twists
    20 reps
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    Forearm Side Plank – Left
    45 sec
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    Rest
    30 sec
  • 585043bc3a6e850479001f17REPEAT
    Plank to Downward Dogs
    10 reps
  • 585043a517fa5c7c08014d8eREPEAT
    Forearm Side Plank – Right
    45 sec
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8REPEAT
    Russian Twists
    30 reps
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    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043d83a6e850479001f4bREPEAT
    V-Ups
    5 reps
  • 585043dac80843316a014e28REPEAT
    Windshield Wipers
    10 reps

 

  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2REPEAT
               Floor Bridges
          15 reps
All In all I was not really impressed with the first workout.  Yes it did kick our butt but that is just because I had let myself get so far out of shape.  The other thing that I found to be really terrible is that out of 24 exercises THERE ARE ONLY 7 DIFFERENT EXERCISES!!!
Come on!!! Not sure if they are just lazy or what.  I hope that they are not all like this and I can get a little variation. On the app I only gave this workout 3 stars out of 5. I would have given it less but it did kick my butt.

 

Tomorrow we will be doing the “Tough Mudder” workout called Mudder Mayhem. Looking forward to it since we are doing our 1st half Tough Mudder in Oct.

That is all for now. I will be doing a more complete overview of the Fitstar app itself later this week. As well as a complete review of the Fitbit 2 Charge.

I’ m Outta Here, Peace !!!

Jeff Banek

The Hunted on CBS : A TV Show Review

 

The Hunted 

18 Fugitives. 9 Teams. 1 Goal.

On the all-new series Hunted, nine teams of two will try to evade capture for up to 28 days across a 100,000-square mile region in the southeastern United States. Each team that succeeds will win $250,000.

It won’t be easy, as the Fugitives will be tracked by an elite team of intelligence and operations experts operating out of the Command Center, who are coordinating the manhunt with the Hunters on the ground.

Ready to see who’s on the run? Check out each of these quick team profiles…

Watch the series premiere of Hunted on Sunday, Jan. 22 after the NFL’s AFC Championship game on CBS and CBS All AccessHunted moves to its regular time on Wednesdays at 8/7c on Jan. 25, starting that evening with a special two-hour episode.

Check out episode 1 on http://www.cbs.com/shows/hunted/video/CmfdSqfHFiq8wM396WTb9xXWSrF9O5A2/hunted-the-internet-never-forgets/

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The Hunters

The force on the ground that will actually capture the Hunted!

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The Command Center

An elite team of intelligence and operations experts that work hand in hand with The Hunters.

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No Spoilers!!!

This is a very interesting T.V. show. This show will open a lot of peoples eyes to how much we are tracked on a daily basis.  I will be giving a more in depth analysis on upcoming episodes. So far my wife and I are very happy with this show and are looking forward to the rest of the season.

I’m Outta Here, Peace !!!!

Jeff Banek

A Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne, Book Review

 

 

I have always been a fan of Craig Ballantyne but I recently became a SUPER FAN! I read the book The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne.  This is the type of book that can really change your life, if you don’t just read it, but live it.

One of Craig’s life goals is to help over a 10 million people improve their lives. That is one of the reasons that he wrote this book. He knew that he personally would never be able to help that any people, he is only one man, but if he wrote a book he could reach millions. It sells for $197.oo for a hard copy on Amazon. You can click here to purchase a copy if you like, I am sure Craig would appreciate it, but Craig would like to give it to you for free.

If you would like a free copy of The Perfect Day Formula please click this link www.FreePerfectday.com Craig does ask that you pay the Shipping and Handling (it’s only $5.95).

If $5.95 is too much for you he is willing to give it away free as a audio book just because he knows how much this book can change your life and wants to help you.

Get your free audio book here —> www.craigballantyne.com/happyholidays

As you can tell I really enjoyed this book. It is a very quick read and if you apply it and are not just a “information gather” but “action taker” it may just be that change you’re looking for that will take you to that next level that you have always been looking for but did not know where to start.

Please share this with your friends and help Craig Ballantyne help 10,000,0000+ people change their lives for the better.

Also please follow my blog.

Thanks, I’m outta here. Peace!

Jeff Banek

 

(I am in no way a paid sponsor of this product. All opinions are solely my own. Actually I paid the $5.95 )