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Exercise Card- Need a WOD that isn’t too intense? Follow the exercises on the exercise card attached to this post and get a low-impact, strengthening workout. After you’re done, please leave a comment with your feedback.
Quick Calisthenic Move: 02.23.19- I saw Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson do this once — thought I’d give it a try. For months I couldn’t do more than two reps in a row. I realized my technique was the problem. To be successful with this move, reach up and over from start to finish (arms up in the lying position […]
Single-Leg S. Ball Hip Thrusts- Why you must add this exercise to your glute routine: Unlike bilateral hip thrusts (w/ both legs on the floor), single-leg hip thrusts enable 100% focus on each glute through working them separately. Unilateral (single leg, single arm) movements force all muscles in the targeted area to be activated to keep the body from falling […]
Today’s Workout – Cardio Pilates Home Workout- I workout at home one to two days per week because of my crazy work/college/parenting schedule. PopSugar is my current go-to home workout medium. The cardio pilates video below gave me the sweat/muscle-stimulating fix I needed today. The first half of the workout, about 20 minutes, is a brief warm-up followed by cardio. I began […]
Home workout videos Not Ready for a Public Gym? No Problem.- Believe it or not, you don’t have to join a gym to get in shape and stay that way. Before I joined a gym, I exercised in my living room every day for five years. I never wanted membership at a public gym. I can be myself at home and even goof around, which makes […]
Updated: The Weight/Body Fat Conundrum- Body weight doesn’t matter, body fat does. Here’s an analogy. Think back to your middle school earth science class. Remember when you had to weigh different rocks, and it was shocking to find a small rock that was much heavier than it looked? What was your teacher’s explanation? If you don’t recall, here it is: […]
Updated: Undesirable Side Effects of Steroid Use- Bodybuilding is a sport/activity wherein many people choose to take steroids to achieve rapid, maximum muscle growth. Competing on a bodybuilding stage and standing beside the perfectly muscular and super lean physiques of champion bodybuilders can be overwhelming. This can result in an easy dismissal of all the hard work you may have put into […]
Downloadable Training Routines- What’s Your Goal? These routines have been designed by Certified Personal Trainer, Military Warhawk, and broke, fit single mom, Sylvia Petro. Each routine has been used by Sylvia and tried and tested on her personal training clients.   Premiere fat loss routine – available as rapid download If want to lose a few extra pounds or more, […]
Best Pants for Athletic Legs- I’ve ripped a few pants in my adult life, thanks to my muscular legs, but I’d never consider losing muscle to fit into a pair of pants. Instead, I buy what fits me. Athletic, shapely legs need room. Not just for comfort and fit, but also for healthy blood circulation. This is why super tight jeans and pants are […]
Training for Mass vs Tone- Some people are afraid of inadvertently growing large muscles and simply want muscle tone. The truth is, building massive muscles is a deliberate process, requiring a calculated set of exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes that vary from what’s required for muscle tone. If done properly, one can embark on mass gain or muscle tone with […]
Updated: Clothing for Muscular Women – 4 Simple Rules- I was inspired to write this article after having an emotional experience with clothes. I have a history of ripping pants, long-sleeved shirts, and never finding jeans that fit my quads, calves, and waist uniformly. I usually laugh at this. It’s kind of a source of pride: knowing I’ve grown enough muscle to burst out […]
Butt Bible Review- Quick and dirty takeaways: Great routines that really target the glutes, so you don’t need to worry about overtraining your legs. The order of exercises is excellent. You’ll get a good warm-up and then get into the workout. Your butt will be sore the next day. I recommend doing this workout at least two days apart […]
Cory Everson Updated: Athlete Tribute to Cory Everson- One of the most elite physiques ever presented on prime time American television occurred when Cory Everson she first appeared on Hercules in 1995. The show had the balls to introduce a fit, well-muscled woman to mainstream America, and I’m glad of it. (If only they did the same with Wonder Woman — but that’s another matter.) […]
Thanksgiving Leftovers w/ Asian Twist- Below is a simple Thanksgiving leftover recipe. Actually, it’s so simple, it’s less of a recipe and more of a combination of a few ingredients that can easily be retrieved from a supermarket shelf — aside from the turkey leftovers themselves, of course. I had the meal featured in this post after 10 PM; therefore, […]
Things I Like – New Favorite Fall Boots- Fit women need more than stretchable leggings and sneakers. We also need everyday fashion options, and I love boots; they’re the only thing I like about colder weather — that and coats, scarves, gloves, pumpkin pie, holiday cheat meals — well, I guess “only” is a bit inaccurate, but it’s close.   Sam Edelman is my […]
Shop Now - Original Baby Foot Skin Peel Baby Foot Exfoliating Foot Peel Review- As a busy, working single mom and college student, I can’t always make it to a spa, much less afford it. I’m all about in-home beauty treatments, and foot peels are a treatment I keep up with. I discovered the Baby Foot exfoliating foot peel via a video review on my PopSugar Roku channel. I […]
gymnastics bodies online training This Month’s Like – Gymnastic Bodies Course- My initial interest in the Gymnastic Bodies’ courses began in 2015. By then, I had been lifting since I was 17 and focusing on bodybuilding. Since then, I’ve learned that while hypertrophy (muscle growth) is great, it has to be coupled with flexibility and functional movements to keep the body progressing and to prevent injury. […]
Log calories Updated: Why You Need to Log Calories- Some personal trainers and “health gurus” don’t believe in logging calories. Instead, they say “eat when you’re hungry.” I don’t agree with that. I know from experience that eating below or too far above the amount of calories your body requires (for muscle gain, fat loss, or maintenance) can sabotage any prospect of reaching your […]




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  1. Every mom has different fitness goals after the birth of her child. Losing the baby weight can take anywhere from 3 months to 3 years! These moms take us through their journeys to lose the baby weight and to keeping it off!

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