Don’t Kill Thigh Vibe: Inner & Outer Thigh Routine


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Hey Girls!

The weather has been heating up down here in South Carolina and I’ve mostly been avoiding shorts for two reasons: A. My legs are no where near as tan as they were when I took the photo above and B. I nevvvver where shorts when I’m lifting. Aside from the fact that they can ride up and get all up in your business, I’d just as soon challenge the imagination of the creepy old man on the recumbent bike – than show him the goods – if ya know what I’m sayin?!

On that note – I’m sharing my favorite exercises to sculpt, tighten and target the inner & outer thighs! You’re going to LOVE it!  You’ll also be toning that booty AND you’ll be working that waistline. I love routines that focus on large muscle groups like legs & thighs; they require more energy, which increases your metabolism, burns fat and helps your body tone up fast! Another win: you don’t need any equipment (get your fitness on, sans creepy gym dudes).

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Let’s do the workout together! How exciting is this?? Watch the workout below in real time and follow along with me!

Get your Printable Don’t Kill Thigh Vibe Workout Just Right Click and Select “Save Link As…”
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your-trainer-Engrid

Summer Scorcher Workout!

You guys are going to have to try this workout and let us know if it really is ridiculously hard or we just made the fatal mistake of doing it outdoors in 90+ degree, humid weather (think ‘hot yoga’ level humidity and heat)! We’re guessing it’s a mix of both…

At one point we actually had to break because our camera overheated! As you can imagine we were pretty fried by the end (pun intended) 😉 And yes normally we’d perform the chest flyes with a set of respectably-heavy dumbells but like we said it was a scorcher!

 

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Get your summer scorcher workout printable here ~ Just right click and select “Save Link As…”

Let us know what you think!

How are you guys dealing with working out and the summer heat?

 

xo Engrid & Shana

Lookin’ Fine From Behind: @ The Gym Circuit Workout

Girls, I know you’re probably already well aware that lifting weights will not make you bulky.  In addition to following a strategic weight training regimen, you’d need way more testosterone (or steroids), and a ridiculous amount of protein (like 250+ grams of protein/day)…which unless you’re prepping for a bikini or figure competition, you probably don’t need to worry about!

Which weighs more?  A pound of rocks or a pound of marshmallows?  The answer, of course, is that they both weigh the same… a pound is a pound. Same thing applies with muscle and fat. The difference is that muscle is more dense, which means it takes up less space (or less volume) for the same weight. So if you want to lose inches and tighten up, trade your fat for muscle!! 🙂 Added Perk? Muscle tissue requires more energy from your body than fat, which leaves you with an increased metabolism! Conclusion?  To boost your metabolism and change your body composition, it’s best to gain lean muscle! Include your toning workouts 4 times a week mixed with cardio 4+ times a week!!

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My lifting partner Lauryn doing her sumo plie squat on the smith machine!

 

Lifting weights is how you build muscles and turn your body into a fat burning machine. I know, because I used to be one, but for all my cardio crushing girls, read more about the amazing benefits of incorporating strength & toning exercises into your workouts here!

I know I used to feel intimidated by the weights at the gym, like there was some invisible fence between me and the weight rack. First of all the clanging weight room is heavily populated by meat-head dudes grunting, sweating, and in general just taking up a lot of real estate. I don’t know about you but at first glance wading into all of that testosterone is just not at the top of my list. Not to mention there’s about a thousand mirrors over there, that I felt were reflecting my lack of confidence. However, walking over there, having mapped out what equipment I’m using and knowing proper technique gave me the confidence I needed to bust out some pretty kick-ass workouts!

The trick is going in with a game plan. Knowing what equipment your using and the proper form (so you’re not that girl) is all you really need!

Here is your foolproof game-plan, now all you got to do is step across that threshold:

Begin warming up for 5 – 10 mins by hopping on the stair master, treadmill, or elliptical. You can always add cardio at the end if you have more time!

Click and save the pic below to your camera roll on your phone, and you’ll have it with you as you navigate the weight room 🙂 Have fun!

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If you have any questions – just ask!  I’m always here for you 🙂

Did you try this circuit? What did you think? 

your-trainer-Engrid

What I did for my Workout: Wednesday

Hey Everyone!

The day got away from me yesterday and I never was able to post the workout I did! So here it is:

I noticed on Wednesday morning that my hammies & glutes were still pretty sore from Mondays workout but I powered through with a little music motivation!

I started with my cardio:
15 min : Elliptical (first 5ish mins were a warm up)

20 min : HIIT intervals on the Treadmill

20 mins: back to the Elliptical (heart rate was high cardio range)

Followed by strength & toning:
I did this 1 x through with little to no rest between each exercise.
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I hope you guys find this helpful!

xo
Engrid