Category Archives: Fitness

Fitness
Battle Ropes

AdrianneHo_BattleRopes-6We all should be familiar with jumping rope but it’s time to get another, more extreme rope exercise into your routine: battle ropes. Just as the name implies getting through these movements will be a fight but the benefits are worth it! You strengthen your arms, abs, shoulders, and engage legs while getting a killer conditioning workout. You can also burn up to 10 calories a minute if done right!
AdrianneHo_BattleRopes-4AdrianneHo_BattleRopes-5While standing in a squat, face the anchor of the ropes holding one in each arm. Raise one arm to shoulder level and then quickly lower back to start, raising the other arm to shoulder level as you do so. Continue alternating as rapidly as possible without losing form. When you’re doing this right the rope should take the shape of waves moving rapidly. Go as fast as you can for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds. Repeat 4 times. It’s hard to for long periods of time but you can get the best results by coming back to them frequently during your workout.

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Undefeated Boxing Workout

AdrianneHo_Workout_AceHotel-1AdrianneHo_Workout_AceHotel-3AdrianneHo_Workout_AceHotel-4AdrianneHo_Workout_AceHotel-2Warm up by skipping rope for 4 minutes. Shake out your arms and legs to loosen up your body for the workout.
Make sure you have gloves and/or hand wraps on before you start.
Start throwing simple jabs and crosses for 3 minutes. Rest for 1 minute and repeat 3 times.
Be mindful to hit more for speed than for force, you’ll be surprised by how tired you get in just three minutes. Get ready to feel the burn!

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Elevate The Hike

Adrianne_GriffithPark_WeightTraining-5 Adrianne_GriffithPark_WeightTraining-3Add a little weight to your next hike by bringing a light pair of hand weights (1-3lbs) to the trails. Start lifting the weights as you bring your speed up to a quick walk. Lift your left hand to curl the weight as your right foot moves forward and lift your right hand when your left foot moves forward.
This is an easy way to build muscle and increase your cardiovascular workout while taking in the scenery. Every step counts.

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Kaitlyn’s Speed Ladder Drill

SweatTheStyle_KaitlynFitzpatrick_12We all get bored with our workout routines from time to time. It’s important to change it up and challenge yourself by trying something new. Your body will thank you for it. The Speed Ladder Drill is traditionally used for soccer training but the benefits apply to everyone. The purpose of this drill is to improve footwork which will increase quickness, agility, and coordination.

SweatTheStyle_KaitlynFitzpatrick_8Focus on form and then increase speed. Weave feet in and out of the ladder before moving forward. Push off the balls of your feet (not the toes), pump your hands from shoulder height to hips, keep your elbows at 90 degrees. Don’t forget to keep your body relaxed, straight, and always look forward.
Be sure to warm up with a short jog and a stretch.

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Juice Like Jessi

SweatTheStyle_JessiMBengue-8 Jessi sweats in the early morning with an hour hike through the hills of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. She ends her hike with a series of yoga poses to stretch out her muscles and cool down before starting her day. Get the juice like Jessi with her Sweat The Mix V. 7 that’s a blend of Afro-beat, Afro-pop, and Afro-house that motivates her to finish strong.

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Flexin’, I’m Just Flexin’

AdrianneHo_Supreme_BoxerBrief-12Activate those ab muscles 24/7. Place your hands on your tummy and cough. As you expel air feel your muscles tighten in towards your body. Hold that position as you go about your day. Keep your shoulders relaxed and breathe properly. You should be able to walk, talk, sit, work, and exercise like this. Over a few weeks, your stomach muscles will be stronger and tighter. “Flexin’, I’m just flexin’!”

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