Tracy Anderson {15 Min Toning Workout}

Hey guys, here is a repost from the fabulous Goop by Gwyneth Paltrow. I thought this was a really fun 15 minute workout. It’s great for toning arm, legs and abs without the bulkiness! And we can all spare 15 min a day right? Easy peasy.


Tracy


Man to Run La Marathon Barefoot for Keep a Breast Foundation

Hey Guys! My friend Casey Cochran is running the L.A. Marathon next week to raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation (which is amazing in itself), but get this… he is running the whole thing BAREFOOT!
Way to go Casey! I am so stoked for you and your cause.Check out his interview with KCAL 9. As well as this short clip on the Keep A Breast Non Toxic Revolution.
Barefoot Marathon

 

“Casey Cochran will be running the Marathon BAREFOOT in an effort to raise money for Keep a Breast Foundation’s Outreach Center’s rock climbing wall. As campaign director of Keep A Breast’s Non Toxic Revolution, Casey is passionate about rock climbing and providing cancer survivors and recently diagnosed with an outlet to gain confidence and discover their inner strengths.” -KCAL9For more information on Casey and how you can donate
Click HereA little about The Keep A Breast Foundation and the Non Toxic Revolution
The Keep A Breast Foundatiom is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Their mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, they seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.

Non Toxic Revolution’s mission is to inform and educate people about toxic chemicals in our environment and food supply especially those linked to the initiation of breast cancer. Its aim is to focus on prevention as a means to maintaining long-term health and well-being. NTR also provides alternative choices so that young people everywhere can make smart changes.


Hollywood Hike

Dan and I hiked to the Hollywood sign with a few of our friends last Saturday. It’s an easy 4.3 mile hike with amazing views! After our hike we went to Mashti Malones for some tasty herbal ice cream.
Hollywood Hike

Shanny and Me


A 360 view of LA!


Danny

Some Friends!

The Griffith Observatory in the distance.

Mashti Malone!

I love Mashti’s!
My favorite is Herbal Snow — rose water ice with basil seeds, lemon, cardamom and Arabian gum!They also have creamy rose, lavender, saffron, pomegranate, faludeh, sour cherry, orange blossom, and green tea.
 
It was a fun morning.

Marisa Miller’s Supermodel-Worthy Ab Workout

Marisa Miller is one of my all time favorite models. She is a former Victoria’s Secret gal who surfs and boxes! Too cool right? In her interview with SHAPE magazine she talks about her recent obsession with paddle boarding and the great benefits she gets from it. For those of you who don’t live next to the beach, SHAPE and Marisa teamed-up to make this great workout that will give you similar results to her sporty lifestyle.
 Triple-Delt Duty
Position A:
Hold a dumbbell in each hand out to the sides at shoulder level. Circle arms forward 15 times, then back 15 times. Next, bend elbows 90 degrees. Rotate forearms down so they’re parallel to the floor, then back up. Do 15 reps.
Marisa Miller's Ab Workout

Position B:

Finally, bring elbos together infront of you and then back out. Do 15 reps.
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 Plank Progression
Position A:
Get in plank position on forearms on the round side of a Bosu.
 Position B:Hold for 30 seconds, then turn to the left and balance on right forearm, feet staggered and left arm up. Hold for 30 seconds, return to center, and switch sides to complete series. Repeat entire series once.
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Standing Crunch
Position A:
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of your chest, elbows bent and palms facing each other.
Position B:Pull your abs in and lean forward and to the right, using the same motion as you would when doing a regular crunch. Repeat to the other side to complete 1 rep. Do 15 to 25 reps.
 
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Burpee
Position A:
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, then squat and put hands on floor in front of feet. Hop feet back, then forward again.

 

Position B:
Jump up, catching air and raising hands overhead. Continue for 1 minute. (Add a push-up while you’re in plank pose for more of a challenge.)
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Balance Squat
Position A:
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart on the flat side of a Bosu (or use the round side if that’s more comfortable for you) and hold a dumbbell in each hand at your sides.

 

Position B:Squat as low as you can, maintaining your balance and keeping your knees aligned with your toes, then rise up and repeat. Do 15 reps, then step onto the floor and do 5 to 8 jump squats.
And…
Just because
Pictures: SHAPE

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Miranda Kerr Workout

VICTORIA’S SECRET SUPERMODEL MIRANDA KERR WORKOUT

The last post on VS supermodel workouts was so popular, I thought I should find another one for all you lovely ladies…and because I have been re-motivated to workout after watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last week. I wonder why? Ha-ha. I found Miranda Kerr’s weekly workout on Sharieitfitness. It’s no cake-walk. She works hard and eats a healthy balanced diet to achieve her slender amazingnessssss. I’ve also heard that she is a big fan of Yoga!

Here it is:

Miranda usually spends about 90 minutes in the gym, 4 days a week. If you don’t have time for that, try spreading it out over 6 days. She begins with a 15 minute sprint/jog session to get her heart rate up. She’ll jog for 2 minutes then sprint for 30 seconds and repeats the process until 15 minutes are up. After her warm-up she’ll jump rope — 5 minutes of regular jumping, followed by 5 minutes of advanced. Advanced jump roping includes double skips, one-legged jumps, and knee tucks.

Then it’s onto the resistance component to her routine. Miranda’s trainer has her practice snatches, in ladder form. What this means is she’ll lay out 4 dumbbells in increasing weight. She’ll start with the lightest and do 1 rep, then move on to the next heaviest and so on (weights do not exceed 15 lbs. remember the focus is toning the arms, not bulking-up). Once she’s done all four, she’ll start back at the lightest weight and do 2 reps etc. She repeats this process until 10 reps for each weight.  Tip: Move fast during the ladder snatch drill to keep your heart rate up and burn more calories.

From here she will spend 20 minutes focusing on lower body toning with a barbell and a few weights. She combines barbell squats, barbell lunges, barbell reverse lunges, and box jumps to make up her lower body routine. She’ll do 3 sets of 12 for each kind.

Miranda repeats her jump rope drills for another 10 minutes at this point. The goal of a circuit training routine is to keep the heart rate high. This burns a massive amount of calories and vastly improves cardiovascular capabilities.

From here it’s back onto the treadmill. Although this time it will be with a steeper incline. Miranda will spend 3 minutes sprinting, 6 minutes walking, and 6 minutes walking backwards.

To recap:

15 minutes: Jog/sprint – sprint 30 seconds, jog 2 minutes, repeat.
10 minutes: Jump rope – 5 minutes regular jumping, 5 minutes advanced jumping technique
20 minutes: Ladder snatches – see above for description
20 minutes: Lower body work – BB squats, BB lunges, BB reverse lunges, box jumps
10 minutes: Jump rope – 5 minutes regular jumping, 5 minutes advanced jumping technique
15 minutes: Inclined treadmill (at LEAST 15 degrees) – 3 minutes sprinting, 6 minutes walking, 6 minutes walking backwards


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