45-Degree Walking Lunges Workout

There’s no getting around the burn you’re gonna feel in your legs. It’s the burn of your body transmorphing into what you want it to be. This spin on walking lunges not only targets the quads, but the inner thighs, too. Let it burn, baby…

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INSTRUCTIONS, PROPER FORM AND MODIFICATIONS

Execute your walking lunges by stepping forward at a 45-degree angle instead of straight ahead. Use long, slow strides. Engage the core. Keep your back straight and push through the heel.

Not only will the quad & inner thigh of lunging leg burn, but your back leg may get fatigued as it works, and may have a tendency to want to drag if you’re killing those reps. Remember to keep that back leg strong and be mindful of good form. If your form starts to fall apart, move slower, decrease reps or go take a nap.

Tackle these lunges uphill for an extra challenge. You can throat punch me later for suggesting it.

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Food from ‘da hood.

I acquired this plate of deliciousness in ‘da hood. You know, that part of town where gunshots are fired and drug deals are done out in the open.

french toast Food from da hood.

Yet Saturday mornings in this particular part of town are pretty quiet — it’s that time of day when thugs are too hungry to be committing their crimes and pimpin’ is kept to a minimum. Totally safe, right?

The hubs and I ventured in to grab us a plate of morning time glory. It’s the best damn French toast on the planet! With a side of sausages, of course.

I’m a low carb kida gal. It’s working out well for me. But can’t nothing keep me from a plate of French toast when it’s time for carbification to be allowed on the menu.

Not even a minor technicality like drive by shootings can hold me back. Pretty sure I’m related to Superman. You can catch me leaping ‘hood buildings in a single bound to grab me a plate.

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Jump Squat Variations for Booty and Legs

Spice up yo’ life. Ready to break out of the regular ‘ole squat routine? Here are two jump squat variations for enhanced booty & leg development, plus cardio endurance…

If you’re into the Challenges I’ve been throwing at ya, pay close attention to this video demo. These squat variations will be included in future Challenge workouts!

180 JUMP SQUAT

Power through your legs and core to jump while turning completely around 180 degrees as you land, squat and reach with your left arm simultaneously. Repeat the same as you power back around again 180 degrees while reaching with the opposite arm. Land light on your feet and keep the squat phase in good form — booty back and knees do not go over toes. Although you will lean forward slightly on the squat, keep your back straight. No hunching over.

TOUCHDOWN SQUAT

Squat low and wide, then jump up with feet together and back down again into squat position. Touchdown into each squat with alternating arms. The entire sequence should flow with no stops in-between. Keep your core engaged for the jump up onto the balls of your feet. Land light into the squat with feet slightly angled outward. Same as with the 180 degree jump squat, no hunching or rounding your back.

Push through any rough spots this week. Keep the commitments you make to yourself and witness the awesomeness that follows. XO!

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New Progress Pics, Fitness Main Objective and Short Term Goals

Fitness Main Objective: To be better than I’ve ever been. To challenge myself daily and never work below my potential. To reap the rewards of hard work, discipline and 100% commitment.

Short Term Goal: My 3-month fitness goal (as of Jan 1st) is to continue to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, enhance cardio endurance and develop greater functional strength. I’m working towards successfully performing a handstand and full unassisted pull-up.

January 17, 2014 abs check.

progress pic Jan 17 New Progress Pics, Fitness Main Objective and Short Term GoalsI’m not officially changing my sidebar progress pics until this coming April, but I did an abs check this morning after a stellar week of good eating decisions.

After spending the entire 2013 year in the 153 to 155-lb range, it took me only one week to break the plateau by tweaking my diet in a sustainable, do-able way (more details on that are coming).

I’m now 149-lbs. I now weigh less than I did when I got married. BOOM!

Now it’s your turn. Get out a notebook. Write down your main objective and 3-month fitness goals. And yes, please snap a progress pic. I always encourage it ’round this time of year. This is your assignment. This is how we measure progress on the road to getting shit done.

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Ass Kicker Fat Melting Challenge

ass kicker Ass Kicker Fat Melting Challenge

There are only three exercises in this challenge, but it will kick your ass (in a good way) and definitely help melt the fatty parts. But don’t eat large cheesecakes for post-workout recovery. Please forward all cheesecakes to me for your own safety. I will keep these desserts in protective custody inside my stomachs.

THE ASS KICKER

Set your Interval Timer or free online timer for 9 rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds of rest to complete the circuit 3 times through.

  • 20 seconds jump squats
  • 10 seconds rest
  • 20 seconds ski hops
  • 10 seconds rest
  • 20 seconds burpees
  • 10 seconds rest

You’ll be done in less than 5 minutes. Make it a stand alone Quickie or add it to your next strength training session. You ARE pushing ‘dem weights, right?

…and if you’re craving some work for the abs & arms, here’s the guest workout I did for This Is Fit Quickies on Youtube. BOOM!

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Disclaimer: Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Neither Josie, YumYucky.com, nor anyone else associated with this website will be responsible or liable for any injury you sustain while exercising.