Recent Posts by Tif S.

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6 Posts
Oct 25, 2012 4:13am

Workouts and Programs / Oblique V-ups

Hi Anne-Lise, 

You can start by lying on your right side, propped up on the right elbow.  Lift up both of your legs as you balance on your right glute muscle and reach for your toes with your left arm.  Keep the right palm on the floor for added balance and gradually as you feel more comfortable with the exercise you can lighten the load on that right hand.  Oblique V-ups are a pretty advanced exercise so don't feel discouraged if you don't get it on the first try.

Hope this helps!  Good luck!





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6 Posts
Oct 11, 2012 5:04am

Ask the Pros / Toning up

Ok, I'd recommend keeping your two times a week cardio regimen. What you may need to do is invest in some weights to make your movements a bit tougher so that you can build more muscle.  If weights aren't an option go for things around the house that can provide extra weight like a gallon of water, big bag of rice, or big bag of dog food.  If you live near a beach you can make your own sandbags out of a plastic bag and a pillowcase (let me know if you want further instruction on how to make them). Other things to consider is creating MORE bodyweight on an exercise.  For example, if the workout calls for a push-up, try to place your feet on a higher surface.

The last and possibly the most important thing to consider is your caloric intake.  You'll have to experiment with what works best for you in terms of how your body responds to fat, carbs, protein but it seems that you need to increase the amount of calories that you're currently eating.  If you're getting full fast, try eating more fat.  Fat gives you more calories per ounce that can facilitate muscle weight gain.  Try healthy fats like avocados or nuts.

Good luck!  Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

 

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6 Posts
Oct 9, 2012 3:01pm

Ask the Pros / Toning up

Hi Lisa, 

Check out the questions I asked Gloria above and I can give you a few pointers as well :)



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6 Posts
Oct 9, 2012 2:52pm

Ask the Pros / Toning up

Ok great! How many times a week are you doing these workouts?

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6 Posts
Oct 9, 2012 3:57am

Ask the Pros / Toning up

Hi Gloria!

I can give you some pointers if you can answer some of these questions.  What kind of workouts are you doing?  How many days a week are you working out?  What is your typical daily activity like besides working out?  The next big question that will need to be addressed is what you're eating.  Answer these and we can go a little further into nutrition.   



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Oct 9, 2012 3:50am

Ask the Pros / Tough Mudders

Hi David!  As you probably know, Tough Mudder is a high-impact course with frequent obstacles that challenge your strength, agility, and coordination, amongst other things.  Think about doing workouts that would mimic that.  Try going for a workout with minimal rest periods (if there are calculated rest periods in the Skimble workouts, push through them with the exercise you were just doing and move on when the next exercise pops up).  Varring your workouts is also key.  Try not to stick to the same routine so your body doesn't get used to it and alternate your days with intense and moderate workouts.  As with any workout regimine, make sure you hydrate, eat properly, and stretch. 

Here are a few workouts to try out:

Half-Time Full-Body


Max Tabata Test


Cardio Max

Good luck! You'll have a blast...at least when you're done ;)