Tag Archives: training

Crunches & Sit-ups DO NOT burn stomach fat

6 Sep

CRUNCHES AND SIT-UPS DO NOT BURN STOMACH FAT!!! I don’t care how many you do, the sit-ups and crunches will never work! Your Abs are there,  they are just covered by a layer of fat.  Let’s attack the Fat with proper cardio. The two best forms of cardio for this are: 1) Running, running requires motion from your entire body, every muscle is activated.  Running burns calories faster than any exercise out there. 2) Stairs, walking up stairs not only gets our heart rate elevated and burning fat, it also is a killer resistance training workout for our legs.  Which will boost your natural testosterone guys, giving you more muscle building, fat burning potential, and as a bonus boosting your libido.  It’s a win, win, win situation.

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Today’s Tip: “THE WORLD IS YOUR GYM” – Clean House and Shape Up!

7 Aug

OK, let’s put a BOUNCE IN OUR STEP.  Get excited!  Just motivating your day with energy and enthusiasm will start you on your fitness path.

Do you have chores around the house?  Let’s try lunges and squats in between picking up those toys.  How about a dirty kitchen?  Let’s see how quickly we can clean up that mess.  Let’s do some calf raises while folding laundry.  We can play with the kids outside, like doing some jumping jacks.  How about walking your kids to school and jogging or speed walking back home listening to some of your favorite tunes?  Do you have stairs?  Climb them.  What about while watching some evening T.V.? Try stretching, or doing some couch sitting squats.  Turn your regular day into a fitness day.

Too many people, especially women, try and control their weight (size) by under eating.  This NEVER works. You may have a skinny body, but it will be an unhealthy one that is not capable of sustaining vital activity or longevity.  Eat your small portioned breakfast, divide your lunch into two small portions, and separate them by 3 hours. Eat your carb free dinner, and have 2 protein small snacks in the day.  This totals 6 times during the day you should be consuming food.  It works. Keep the portions down, but eat them often.

YOUR BABY IS YOUR TRAINER – AN EXERCISE FOR MOMS.

12 Apr

 

 

I filmed this short video clip about a year ago, 1 week before my wonderful friend Catherine Ledlow (Known to the Broadway community as Catherine Wreford) was diagnosed with a Cancerous Brain Tumor.  She has been fighting this battle all year and I’m thrilled to say she is doing it with a smile and a positive attitude.  Catherine is still exercising responsibly even going through cancer treatment.  Please let this motivate you to eliminate the “I CAN’T”, if this exercise is not appropriate for you then reach out to me for exercises that are.  Move that body and love every moment and opportunity you have to do so.

Aim for 100 leading with the right knee down first, then 100 leading with the left knee down first.  Take your breaks where you need then (3 deep breaths or 10 seconds max).  Challenge yourself but always safety and caution comes first when engaging in exercise with your baby.  Slow and deliberate movements.

LAY OUT IN THE SUN & WORK THOSE BUNS!

17 Jul

THIS HAS TO BE MY FAVORITE TAG LINE FROM THE WHOLE SERIES. 

“ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS “ENGAGE THE PUBLIC BEHIND YOU” 

WRITING ABOUT IT DOES NOT DO IT JUSTICE, PLEASE WATCH FOR FULL EFFECT, AND CONSIDER ENGAGING WITH YOUR PUBLIC WITH A SHARE OF THE VIDEO LINK.  

http://www.ulive.com/video/power-it-up-poolside

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GET FIT WHILE GIVING BACK

3 Jun

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Brandon & I have many friends participating in this years AIDS/LifeCycle “Ride to END AIDS”, but I wanted to focus this post on our friend Giles Marsden https://www.facebook.com/giles.marsden?fref=ts

Like so many participants Giles has dedicated countless hours raising money for this cause, but let’s not forget the hours spent preparing the physical, mental and emotional self to be able to execute this 7 day San Francisco to Los Angeles ride.

Usually when someone has a physique, weight loss or even health goal they focus on a prize that they benefit from.  We all have felt the impact of AIDS/HIV on our community – I am so moved by GILES and ALL the riders. Also, thank you to all who have donated funds!

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YOU ARE BRAVE HEROS!

http://www.aidslifecycle.org/

 

 

AT HOME WORKOUT. A FOLLOW UP TO YESTERDAY’S TECHNIQUE VIDEO.

10 Apr

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My Ricki Lake Bride Jenni not only has the “at home” responsibilities with having a newborn but also juggles “JOBS”(plural).  Therefore having workout options that she can perform at home are going to be her lifesaver.  Here is one of the “at home” workout fitness programming options I gave her right from the beginning. Make sure you watch yesterday’s “technique” video prior to today’s.  A reminder that this program was designed specifically for Jenni.  You should consult with your Doctor before starting any workout program.

Sharing the Secrets. How my Ricki Lake “Bride” let the unhealthy weight go.

9 Apr

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May 21st is the air date of my reveal of the Ricki Lake Show “Bridal Bootcamp” Weight loss/health gain challenge.  Where my Bride “Jenni” will share her successes.  I want you to have the info on how she did it.  Having the tools, the workout program, nutritional info, and motivational support are all ingredients for a recipe of success!

I am going to be posting all the correspondence between Jenni & I.  Please note that these programs are designed around her relationship to food, her workout restrictions (wrist injury from baby lifting), and what I professionally and personally felt would provide her a lifetime of success.

That said you can benefit from this information, apply it responsibly, and remember, I’m available to create your own personalized programs via skype consultations.  Visit my website http://www.craigramsayfitness.com