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5 “Weird” Fat Burning Exercises

By | bootcamps, Cardio Workouts, Core Training, Lowerbody toning, Uncategorized

I thought I would go back into my vault of close to 400 youtube videos and share with you a few of my favorite fat burning exercises.  These videos were taken in Chicago with my friend and fellow trainer John Hall.  At around 45 years old, he is a great example to me what a body can look and perform like twenty years from now.  He practices what he preaches, and I enjoy working out with him.  I hope you enjoy these videos and learn some stuff and be entertained.

1.  Walrus:  This is great for core, back, and triceps.  It is also great to have your kids do if you want your floors to be cleaned.  🙂


2. Killer leg hops:  This shows that I neglect my legs a little too much.  But you don’t have to have rings to do this one, just jump in and out or for your kids draw circles in chalk on your driveway.


3.  Alligator Crawls:  These are pretty hard and advanced, but to make it easier don’t bend your arms as much.  Whenever I go to schools to teach bootcamps to kids I always have them do this exercise and they have a blast doing it.


4.  Hamstring Falls:  This is one of my favorite exercises I have my personal training clients do.  I haven’t found another exercise that gets the hamstrings as well as this one does!  Fit Fun Bootcampers, don’t be surprised to be seeing this one soon!


5.  Burpees with weighted med ball throw:  This one gets the heart rate up like very few other exercises.  I realize this isn’t very practical if you are trying to do this at home.  A ball like the one I was using probably costs $60 and most don’t have a wall that is tough enough to throw against.  But you could do this with a partner and do a chest pass to them, or use a basketball.


If you have enjoyed these exercises that you can do at home with little or no equipment, I encourage you to check out my partner workout DVDs called Ultimate Buddy Bootcamp, or my Buns Guns Back and Shoulders DVDs.


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Killer Butt Toning and Arm Toning Workouts You Need To Try!

By | Lowerbody toning, Uncategorized

For many women, the butt and thigh region causes the most stress and anxiety.  Many women are shaped like a pear, meaning that they hold their fat below the waist.  Ultimately, fat reduction in any area comes down mostly to proper eating, but exercise can play a nice role in toning and tightening the trouble spots.

Yesterday I talked about how body part training can help improve certain parts of your body. Click here to read yesterday’s post.

I would like to share with you a very short workout that uses the body training principals that I talked about yesterday to totally exhaust the butt and thigh region. This video has nearly 80,000 views on YouTube and has helped women from all over the world. Let me know how you like it.

After doing this workout, you will see and feel the powerful benefits to adding some body part training into your workouts.  It definitely kicks things up a couple notches.

I also wanted to show you a tough arm workout that demonstrates this body part training style.  I filmed this video over a year ago and it is one of my most popular videos on YouTube.  This isn’t a true body part training video, because between every arm exercise I throw in a lowerbody cardio exercise.  So if you want to just focus on the arms, take away the cardio exercises.

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Body Part Training

By | Lowerbody toning, Uncategorized

Hey everyone.  This coming week I am going to be focusing on a topic that I get lots of questions about: exercise program design and body part training programs.  Body part training is where a person does exercises for only 1 or 2 muscle groups and does a large volume of exercises for that specific area.  This is the type of program that bodybuilders and fitness model

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competitors generally do.  If you are part of my Fit Moms For Life DVDs, Fit Fun Bootcamp, or Mamatone, you will know that I believe in total body weight training, meaning total body strength training 3 times a week.  On the other hand, body part training refers to working one area, like the chest and triceps, for the whole workout.  There are definitely pros and cons to both.  Let me go over them.

Pros of total body training:

-highest amount of calorie burn

-very time efficient workouts

-work multiple muscle groups in one exercise

Cons of total body training:

-can’t focus a lot of attention on specific areas

-don’t have enough energy to train 100% effort in any one given area of the body

-requires a higher level of fitness starting out

I have come to realize that a combination of both types of programs is the best for total body fitness, muscle tone and look.  Each have their place and should be used.  Only doing body part training is quite time consuming because you have to workout 6 days a week, but each muscle group generally only gets worked 1 time, maybe two at the most. Read More